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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
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  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST Redskins Nation

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    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
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Players

David Amerson
CB #39
Height:
6-1
Weight:
194
Age:
23
College:
North Carolina St. University
Hometown:
Greensboro, NC
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
52
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Transactions:

  • Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO

  • Redskins' top selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Made his NFL debut in the 2013 season opener at only 21 years of age.
  • Played in all 16 games as a rookie.
  • Started eight games and contributed frequently in the slot.

2013 (Redskins)

  • Played in all 16 games, earning eight starts.
  • Totaled 48 tackles (40 solo) and recorded two interceptions with 10 passes defensed.
  • Recorded first career interception against Oakland, returning it 45 yards for a touchdown. Touchdown was the longest return by a Redskins' rookie since cornerback Champ Bailey in 1999.

College

  • Amerson started 35 his last 39 games at North Carolina State…Recorded 169 tackles (131 solos) and two stops for loss.
  • He added 19 more tackles (10 solos) with the special team coverage units.
  • Recovered one fumble, deflected 18 passes and gained 42 yards on a pair of kickoff returns…Recorded 18 interceptions for 293 yards in returns (16.28 avg) and three touchdowns.
  • His 18 interceptions tied John Talley of Duke (2003-06) for third on the ACC all-time list.
  • His three interception returns for touchdowns are one shy of the ACC career-record of four, shared by Alphonso Smith and Randy Neal of Virginia (1991-94).
  • His three scores also topped the previous school record of two by Jack Whitley (1968-70).
  • In games where Amerson intercepted a pass, the team won 12 of those 14 contests.
  • As a sophomore, the cornerback set school and Atlantic Coast Conference records by picking off 13 passes, the most in college football since Washington’s Vince Worley set the NCAA Division I record with 14 interceptions in 1968. The only other player to reach Amerson’s total was George Shaw of Oregon, who picked off 13 tosses during the 1951 campaign.
  • After the 2011 season, Amerson was awarded the Jack Tatum Award given annually to the nation's top defensive back, while also earning All-American and All-ACC honors after setting school and league records for his 13 interceptions.
  • Amerson is a skilled man-coverage defender, boasting 18 interceptions and 12 pass deflections during his final 26 games with the North Carolina State University Wolfpack.
  • He is also a physical wrap-up tackler when trying to contain the outside running game. Among his 169 career tackles were 131 solo stops. That total also includes 73 tackles made in attempts to stop the run.
  • Not only did Amerson build a resume on the defensive side of the ball, he also embraced his role on special teams. The Wolfpack cornerback spent time on various special teams unites and was the team’s primary gunner. He recorded 19 tackles in that capacity, more than any other starter on the State squad.
  • Amerson enrolled in the the North Carolina State program in 2010. He went on to be just one of five true freshman to start at least one game for the Wolfpack that year, earning six assignments with the first unit at cornerback. He delivered 50 tackles and made plays that led to victories over Florida State and against West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl.
  • In addition to his 13 interceptions in 2011, he registered 59 tackles on defense and 11 more with the coverage unit. Of his five pass deflections, four came on the final play of possessions.
  • Amerson was named an All-ACC second-team pick in 2012. He tied for the league title and ranked 17th in the nation with five interceptions for 82 yards in returns and added a touchdown. He batted away 12 other passes while producing 60 tackles on defense, in addition to delivering six more stops with the coverage unit.

Personal

  • Amerson attended Dudley (Greensboro, N.C.) High School, playing football for head coach Stephen Davis.
  • Starred as a safety and running back.
  • Received a four-star rating and was ranked as the nation’s 16th-best safety and sixth-best overall prospect in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com.
  • The Super Prep All-American, was tabbed as the state's third-best player by that publication and he was also named to the 2009 NCPreps.com 4A all-state football team.
  • As a junior, he recorded 60 tackles and nine interceptions.
  • In his senior campaign, he produced 55 tackles and six pass thefts. Also averaged 14 yards per punt return that season and excelled in the classroom, graduating with a 3.5 grade point average.
  • Was a sociology major.
  • Is the son of Tawanna Taylor.
  • Born Dec. 8, 1991 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 100 85 15 0.0 0 15 2 45 -- 45 1 1 0
2014 WAS 13 13 52 45 7 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 WAS 16 8 48 40 8 0.0 0 10 2 45 22.5 45 1 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @HOU L 6-17 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 JAC W 41-10 4 4 0 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 34-37 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG L 14-45 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 SEA L 17-27 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 20-30 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 TEN W 19-17 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @DAL W 20-17 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @MIN L 26-29 5 5 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 TB L 7-27 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SF L 13-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @IND L 27-49 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 STL L 0-24 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @NYG L 13-24 6 4 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Recent Videos

  • David Amerson Talks Playing With Pride

    Posted Dec 3, 2014

    Cornerback David Amerson says at this point of the season they are just playing with pride and he also talks about the importance of communication as a defense for the rest of the season.

  • David Amerson: "TY Hilton Is Like DeSean Jackson"

    Posted Nov 28, 2014

    Cornerback David Amerson talks about his match-up with the Indianapolis Colts' receivers and specifically TY Hilton, comparing him to DeSean Jackson.

  • David Amerson: "Everybody Needs To Step Up"

    Posted Nov 19, 2014

    Cornerback David Amerson talks about the importance of everybody stepping up and focusing on making big plays.

  • David Amerson: "We're Always Playing From Behind"

    Posted Nov 19, 2014

    Cornerback David Amerson explains that the offenses are a lot tougher when they are always coming from behind and they need to focus on getting that lead so the offenses are more predictable.

  • Post-game Locker Room: Reflection

    Posted Nov 16, 2014

    Members of the Washington Redskins spoke to the media after the 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ross Hollebon of Redskins.com saw a common theme of players looking at themselves.