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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
2016 ATL 9 9 30 5 2.0 1 9 0 2 0
TOTALS 57 57 203 35 3.0 7 28 1 3 3

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2016: 1 tackle.

Transactions

Signed by Falcons on July 24, 2013 ... Falcons exercised fifth-year option on his rookie contract on April 22, 2016 ... Placed on injured reserve by the Falcons on November 29, 2016 with a torn pectoral muscle ... Signed by Falcons to a five-year extension April 9, 2017.

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) ... Due to the fifth-year option, his 2017 base salary will be $8.026 million, which is guaranteed for injury ... 2017: Signed by Falcons to a five-year extension worth $68.75 million in new money. The deal includes $20.776 million fully guaranteed at signing, including a $15 million signing bonus and his 2017 base salary and $4.25 million of his 2018 base salary. His deal also includes a $7 million option bonus due on the third day of the 2018 league year. That bonus is guaranteed for injury at signing. His 2017 base salary is reduced from $8.026 million to $1.526 million and is fully guaranteed. His 2018 base salary of $8.5 million includes $4.25 million in guaranteed money at signing, but the remaining $4.25 million becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year. His full 2019 base salary of $9.5 million is guaranteed for injury at signing but becomes fully guaranteed on the third day of the 2019 league year. Should he hit all those benchmarks, his deal will max out at $41.526 million guaranteed money (including $33.5 million in "new" money). His remaining base salaries are: $10.75 million (2020); $11.75 million (2021); and $12.75 million (2022). His cap hits will be: $4.526 million (2017); $12.9 million (2018); $13.9 million (2019); $15.15 million (2020); $16.15 million (2021); and $14.15 million (2022).


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