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Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant
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Desmond Trufant

CB

Date of birth
Sep 10, 1990
College
Washington
Height
6-0
Weight
190 Lbs

Bio

Desmond Trufant is a cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons. Trufant’s brothers, Marcus and Isaiah, both play cornerback in the NFL.

EARLY YEARS

Trufant was born September 10, 1990 in Tacoma, Washington. As Woodrow Wilson High School, he recorded 47 tackles and eight interceptions as a junior and was named to the All-Narrows League First-team. As a senior, he was named First-Team All-State by the Seattle Times.

He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was rated the 56th best cornerback in the nation. He decided to play at Washington over Arizona State, Oregon, and Washington State, where his older brother Marcus played.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

After a solid first three years at Washington, Trufant earned a spot on the All-Pac-12 Conference First-Team as a senior. That year, the Huskies ranked 16th in the nation and second in the conference in pass defense. He had 36 tackles, one sack, and one interception that season.

He finished his collegiate career with a school-record 38 passes defended, six interceptions, two sacks, and 195 tackles.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Trufant was drafted by the Falcons with the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

As a rookie, he recorded 70 tackles, 17 passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. The 17 passes defended was the most ever by a Falcons’ rookie.

Trufant was named a member of the Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team and was ProFootballFocus.com’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 65 5 70 0.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-29-2013 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 20-21 4 1 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12-23-2013 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 34-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 27-26 6 1 7 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 22-21 5 0 5 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12-1-2013 @ Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 31-34 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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