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#21 - Desmond Trufant

CORNERBACK
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190
College: Washington
Exp: 4th

Player Information

He was born on September 10, 1990 and graduated from Wilson High School in Tacoma, WA. His older brothers, both are NFL cornerbacks. Marcus played 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks (2003-12) and Isaiah played 3 years with the New York Jets (2010-12). As a freshman at Washington, he started 9 of 12 games at cornerback. He finished the year with 47 tackles, 2 for loss, 2 interceptions, 8 pass breakups, and 1 fumble recovery which he returned for a touchdown. As a sophomore, he started all 13 games with 48 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 5 breakups for the year. As a junior, he earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention with 13 starts, 64 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 16 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles. As a senior, he started all 12 games, missing 1 due to a hamstring injury. He finished the year with 36 tackles, 4.5 for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 9 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble. He earned 1st team All-Pac 12 honors. He finished his career as Washington's all-time leader in pass deflections (38). He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2013 ATL 16 16 70 15 0.0 2 0 0 1 1
2014 ATL 16 16 61 8 0.0 3 19 0 0 1
2015 ATL 16 16 42 7 1.0 1 0 1 0 2
TOTALS 48 48 173 30 1.0 6 19 1 1 3

Transactions

Signed by Falcons on July 24, 2013 ... Placed on injured reserve by the Falcons on November 29, 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle.

Contract details

Signed a four-year deal worth $8.165 million with a $4.318 million signing bonus and $6.946 million in guaranteed money. The guaranteed portion of his contract include the signing bonus, first three years of base salary, and $300,000 of his 2016 base salary. His base salaries are: $405,000 (2013); $776,125 (2014); $1.14725 million (2015); and $918,375 (2016). He will also due a $600,000 roster bonus in 2016. His cap hits are (roundest to nearest hundred): $1.4845 million (2013); $1.8556 million (2014); $2.2268 million (2015); and $2.5979 million (2016).


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