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  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT RED Ladies Night & Launch Party Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the women’s movement! Incorporate your passion for wine, fashion, football and more at this special ladies night. Also, get an up close and personal sit down with Bucs General Manager, Jason Licht; as well as, a surprise appearance from a Bucs Legend.

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Alterraun Verner
CB #21
Height:
5-10
Weight:
187
Age:
26
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Orange, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
76
SCK
0.0
FF
2
INT
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 364 299 65 0.0 0 59 13 150 -- 34 1 4 5
2014 TB 14 14 76 58 18 0.0 -- 9 2 26 13 26 0 2 --
2013 TEN 16 16 57 49 8 0.0 0 22 5 68 13.6 34 1 0 2
2012 TEN 16 16 81 64 17 0.0 0 9 2 11 5.5 11 0 1 1
2011 TEN 16 3 49 43 6 0.0 -- 8 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
2010 TEN 16 12 101 85 16 0.0 -- 11 3 41 13.7 19 0 1 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 8 8 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 @PIT W 27-24 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NO L 31-37 5 3 2 -- -- 3 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
6 BAL L 17-48 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 MIN L 13-19 8 7 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @CLE L 17-22 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 ATL L 17-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @WAS W 27-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CHI L 13-21 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 CIN L 13-14 6 5 1 -- -- 1 1 26 26 26 0 0 --
14 @DET L 17-34 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @CAR L 17-19 5 3 2 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
16 GB L 3-20 9 6 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 NO L 20-23 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Tennessee.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (104th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started 47-of-64 career games, recording 288 tackles, 50 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 32 games he has played, posting the fourth-most passes defensed in the NFL and tying for the 10th-most interceptions in the league during that time.
  • Named to 2013 Pro Bowl.
  • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro Honors in 2013.
  • Won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 of 2013, recording three takeaways in a win over the New York Jets.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. New York Jets (9/29/13).
  • Recorded first career interception at Dallas (10/10/10).
  • Made first career start vs. Denver (10/3/10), recording 10 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Oakland (9/12/10).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games, recording 57 tackles, 22 passes defensed, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 22 passes defensed were a career-best and tied for the NFL lead.
  • Led the AFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in interceptions, with a career-high five.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, during the 2013 season, opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of 55.8 when targeting Verner, the third-lowest mark in the NFL.
  • Tallied his seventh career interception, and first of the season at Pittsburgh (9/8), adding two passes defensed.
  • Registered his first career touchdown at Houston (9/15), returning an interception 23 yards for a touchdown. Also chipped in six tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Recorded his first fumble recovery of the season against San Diego, while adding four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Notched his first career multi-interception game against the New York Jets (9/29/13), picking off Geno Smith twice. Also contributed two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • His three takeaways against the Jets in Week 4 earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with three passes defensed against Kansas City (10/6).
  • Recorded his fifth interception of the season against Jacksonville (11/10).
  • Tallied a season-high nine tackles at Denver (12/8), adding two passes defensed.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with Lavonte David, serves as the team’s 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Works with the Dairy Council of Florida to encourage healthy eating in students.
  • In March 2014, attended the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Hosts annual youth football camps in Lakewood, California.
  • Donated books to encourage students to read at Napier Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Held an essay contest in 2012 for kids in kindergarten through high school in which the winners received various autographed items.

 

COLLEGE/PERSONAL

  • Started 35-of-50 games at UCLA (2006-09), recording 272 tackles, 13 interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
  • Holds the school career-record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns.
  • Ranks seventh in UCLA history with 12 interceptions.
  • As a senior, started all 12 games, recording 65 tackles and five interceptions, the second-most in the Pac-10.
  • Earned third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report, while adding All-Pac-10 first-team and Academic All-Pac-10 second-team honors.
  • A semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy and a member of the watch lists for the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards.
  • In 2008, started all 12 games, tallying 73 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a Pac-10-best 18 passes defensed.
  • Led the nation in passes defensed as a junior, averaging 1.67 per game.
  • Named second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Academic All-Pac-10.
  • As a sophomore, started 10-of-13 games, registering 75 tackles, four interceptions, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a team-leading 15 passes defensed.
  • Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors and Pac-10 honorable mention honors.
  • In 2006, played in 13 games, totaling 59 tackles, six passes defensed, 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Became only the sixth player, and first freshman, in school history to record two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Named Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scripps/FWAA (first-team), as well as The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com (second-team).
  • Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches.
  • Graduated with a degree in mathematics/applied sciences from UCLA in 2011.
  • Attended Mayfair High School (Lakewood, California).
  • During his senior season, caught 50 passes for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, while adding 56 tackles, with four interceptions on defense.
  • Was an All-CIF SS Division VI first-team choice on offense as a junior, hauling in 32 passes for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • Earned Academic All-Suburban League honors as a sophomore.
  • Lettered four times in track and field, winning league titles in high jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.
  • Was a four-time Honor Roll student, graduating with a 4.17 grade point average.
  • He and his wife, Sina’e just welcomed their first child.
  • Born Alterraun Ennis Verner on December 13, 1988 in Orange, California.

 

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Tennessee.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (104th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started 47-of-64 career games, recording 288 tackles, 50 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 32 games he has played, posting the fourth-most passes defensed in the NFL and tying for the 10th-most interceptions in the league during that time.
  • Named to 2013 Pro Bowl.
  • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro Honors in 2013.
  • Won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 of 2013, recording three takeaways in a win over the New York Jets.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. New York Jets (9/29/13).
  • Recorded first career interception at Dallas (10/10/10).
  • Made first career start vs. Denver (10/3/10), recording 10 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Oakland (9/12/10).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games, recording 57 tackles, 22 passes defensed, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 22 passes defensed were a career-best and tied for the NFL lead.
  • Led the AFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in interceptions, with a career-high five.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, during the 2013 season, opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of 55.8 when targeting Verner, the third-lowest mark in the NFL.
  • Tallied his seventh career interception, and first of the season at Pittsburgh (9/8), adding two passes defensed.
  • Registered his first career touchdown at Houston (9/15), returning an interception 23 yards for a touchdown. Also chipped in six tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Recorded his first fumble recovery of the season against San Diego, while adding four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Notched his first career multi-interception game against the New York Jets (9/29/13), picking off Geno Smith twice. Also contributed two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • His three takeaways against the Jets in Week 4 earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with three passes defensed against Kansas City (10/6).
  • Recorded his fifth interception of the season against Jacksonville (11/10).
  • Tallied a season-high nine tackles at Denver (12/8), adding two passes defensed.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Along with Lavonte David, serves as the team’s 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Works with the Dairy Council of Florida to encourage healthy eating in students.
  • In March 2014, attended the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Hosts annual youth football camps in Lakewood, California.
  • Donated books to encourage students to read at Napier Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Held an essay contest in 2012 for kids in kindergarten through high school in which the winners received various autographed items.

 

COLLEGE/PERSONAL

  • Started 35-of-50 games at UCLA (2006-09), recording 272 tackles, 13 interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
  • Holds the school career-record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns.
  • Ranks seventh in UCLA history with 12 interceptions.
  • As a senior, started all 12 games, recording 65 tackles and five interceptions, the second-most in the Pac-10.
  • Earned third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report, while adding All-Pac-10 first-team and Academic All-Pac-10 second-team honors.
  • A semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy and a member of the watch lists for the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards.
  • In 2008, started all 12 games, tallying 73 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a Pac-10-best 18 passes defensed.
  • Led the nation in passes defensed as a junior, averaging 1.67 per game.
  • Named second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Academic All-Pac-10.
  • As a sophomore, started 10-of-13 games, registering 75 tackles, four interceptions, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a team-leading 15 passes defensed.
  • Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors and Pac-10 honorable mention honors.
  • In 2006, played in 13 games, totaling 59 tackles, six passes defensed, 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Became only the sixth player, and first freshman, in school history to record two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Named Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scripps/FWAA (first-team), as well as The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com (second-team).
  • Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches.
  • Graduated with a degree in mathematics/applied sciences from UCLA in 2011.
  • Attended Mayfair High School (Lakewood, California).
  • During his senior season, caught 50 passes for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, while adding 56 tackles, with four interceptions on defense.
  • Was an All-CIF SS Division VI first-team choice on offense as a junior, hauling in 32 passes for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • Earned Academic All-Suburban League honors as a sophomore.
  • Lettered four times in track and field, winning league titles in high jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.
  • Was a four-time Honor Roll student, graduating with a 4.17 grade point average.
  • He and his wife, Sina’e just welcomed their first child.
  • Born Alterraun Ennis Verner on December 13, 1988 in Orange, California.

 

 

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