Safety who was an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLIX with the team in 2015.
As a high school player, he was named the Washington Post District Player of the Year and was rated as the fifth-best football recruit in the D.C. area by Rivals.
As a junior in 2010, he was the honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
He was raised by his mother, Darlene Williams.
He won a Super Bowl ring alongside fellow Patriots safety Devin McCourty.