NFL debut: 9/9/13 (vs. PHI)... First INT: 9/29/13 (at OAK, Matt Flynn)... First INT TD: 9/29/13 (at OAK, Matt Flynn, 45 yards)
Selected by the Washington Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Was the 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, starting eight times and contributing frequently in the slot... Enters 2015 having posted 108 tackles (91 solo) and two interceptions in 31 career games across the 2013-14 seasons.
Started all 15 games in which he appeared, missing only the team’s Week 12 game at SF. Posted a career high 61 tackles (52 solo) on the year... Started at HOU (9/7), tying for third on the team with five tackles (all solo)... Started vs. JAX (9/14), registering four solo tackles and two passes defensed... Recorded four tackles (all solo) in a start at PHI (9/21)... Started and accrued eight tackles (six solo) vs. NYG (9/25)... Made three solo tackles in a start vs. SEA (10/6)... Made two solo tackles (one for loss) in a start at ARI (10/12) before exiting with a concussion... Started and recorded two solo tackles in a win vs. TEN (10/19)... Started in an overtime win at DAL (10/27), making four solo tackles... Started and contributed five solo tackles and a pass defensed at MIN (11/2)... Started and accrued five tackles (three solo) vs. TB (11/16)... Inactive at SF (11/23)... Started and recorded a solo tackle and a pass defensed at IND (11/30)... Started and made three tackles (two solo) vs. STL (12/7)... Started and registered six tackles (four solo) at NYG (12/14)... Started and recorded five tackles (four solo) and batted down a Hail Mary attempt in a win vs. PHI (12/20)... Recorded four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed in a start vs. DAL (12/28).
Appeared in all 16 games during his rookie season, earning eight starts... Made 47 tackles (39 solo) and recorded two interceptions, including his first, which he returned 45 yards for a touchdown... Started at cornerback in his NFL debut vs. PHI (9/9), registering four tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed... Had six tackles (five solo) at GB (9/15)... Started as the team’s third cornerback vs. DET (9/22) and posted three tackles (two solo) with two passes defensed... Recorded his first career interception at OAK (9/29), returning it 45 yards for a touchdown. The 45-yard interception return for touchdown by Amerson was the longest by a Redskins’ rookie since cornerback Champ Bailey scored on a 59-yard interception return at Arizona on Oct. 17, 1999... Posted a solo tackle at DAL (10/13)... Tied for second on the team with five tackles (three solo) and added a pass defensed vs. CHI (10/20)... Started at DEN (10/27), contributing three solo tackles and a pass defensed... Started and recorded six tackles (five solo) and the second interception of his career vs. SD (11/3)... Saw action in a reserve role at MIN (11/7)... Started and posted five solo tackles at PHI (11/17)... Contributed a solo tackle vs. SF (11/25)... Recorded three tackles (two solo), a forced fumble and a pass defensed vs. NYG (12/1)... Started and finished with two solo tackles vs. KC (12/8)... Started and recorded three solo tackles at ATL (12/15)... Started and made two solo tackles vs. DAL (12/22)... Posted two tackles and two passes defensed at NYG (12/29).
Started the final 35 of his 39 games at North Carolina State... Recorded 18 interceptions for 293 yards in returns (16.3 avg.) and three touchdowns... His 18 interceptions tied John Talley of Duke (2003-06) for third on the ACC’s all-time list... His three interception returns for touchdowns are the most in school history and one shy of the ACC career-record of four... Recorded 169 tackles (131 solos) and two stops for loss in his career... Recovered one fumble, deflected 18 passes and gained 42 yards on a pair of kickoff returns...Won 12 of the 14 games in which he had at least one interception... As a junior in 2012, was named to the All-ACC second team, recording five interceptions and a career-high 60 tackles (48 solos) in 13 games started... As a sophomore in 2011, earned All-American and All-ACC honors as he set school and league season records with 13 interceptions with 205 return yards, including two touchdowns. His 13 picks led the nation... Recipient of the Jack Tatum Award after the season, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back... Named the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back of the Year... The 13 interceptions tied George Shaw of Oregon (1951) for the second-most interceptions in major college history, one shy of Washington’s Al Worley (14 in 1968)... Became just the third player in conference history to intercept at least 10 passes, (North Carolina’s Dre Bly - 11 in 1996, and Maryland’s Bob Sullivan - 10 in 1965)... In 2010, was one of just five true freshmen to start a game for the Wolfpack, playing in 13 games with nine starts... Finished with 50 tackles (39 solos) and one pass deflection on defense.
Redskins Cornerback David Amerson talks about the start of the offseason training program and looks forward to the new season.
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.
Cornerback David Amerson talks about his match-up with the Indianapolis Colts' receivers and specifically TY Hilton, comparing him to DeSean Jackson.
Cornerback David Amerson talks about the importance of everybody stepping up and focusing on making big plays.
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.