44 Facts About Alterraun Verner


Alterraun Ennis Verner was born on December 13,1988 and is a former American football cornerback.


Alterraun Verner played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles.


Alterraun Verner was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.


Alterraun Verner has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.


Alterraun Verner earned second-team All-CIF Southern Section honors and was selected to play in Shrine All-Star Game.


Alterraun Verner was the league champ in the high jump and relay.


An excellent student, Alterraun Verner held a 4.17 GPA and achieved a 1740 SAT score.


Alterraun Verner served as a peer tutor to his high school football team in the subjects of math and history.


Alterraun Verner chose UCLA over Boston College, Oregon, and Washington.


Alterraun Verner finished with 15 pass breakups and four interceptions.


Alterraun Verner was selected to the second-team All-Pac-10 squad chosen by the league's coaches.


In November 2009, Alterraun Verner was named one of the twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.


Alterraun Verner had five interceptions and 158 interception return yards, with one of them resulting in a touchdown.


Alterraun Verner had another defensive touchdown as a fumble recovery.


In 2011, Alterraun Verner returned to UCLA during the NFL off-season to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.


Alterraun Verner attended the NFL Scouting Combine and performed all of the combine and positional drills.


Alterraun Verner was able to earn better times in the 40-yard dash and 20-yard dash, while adding height to his vertical.


Alterraun Verner was ranked as the 18th best cornerback prospect in the draft by DraftScout.


On October 3,2010, Alterraun Verner earned his first career start after Jason McCourty suffered a broken right forearm the previous week and would have to undergo surgery.


Alterraun Verner's interception occurred in the fourth quarter off a screen pass originally intended for tight end Martellus Bennett.


Alterraun Verner finished his rookie season with 101 combined tackles, 11 pass deflections, three interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 games and 12 starts.


Alterraun Verner finished the 2011 season with 49 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and three starts.


Alterraun Verner entered training camp in 2012 slated as a starting cornerback after Cortland Finnegan departed in free agency.


Alterraun Verner finished the 2012 season with 81 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, two interceptions, and a forced fumble in 16 games and 16 starts.


Alterraun Verner returned to his job at starting cornerback in training camp and saw minor competition from Coty Sensabaugh, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, and Tommie Campbell.


On December 27,2013, Alterraun Verner was announced as one of the players voted to the 2014 Pro Bowl.


Alterraun Verner was voted second-team All-Pro and became the first Titans player to be selected for the Pro Bowl since 2010.


Alterraun Verner finished the 2013 season with 57 combined tackles, a career-high 22 pass deflections, a career-high five interceptions, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.


The Titans and Alterraun Verner attempted to work on a long-term deal, but were unable to agree to terms on a contract.


Alterraun Verner was considered as a top free agent and reportedly drew interest from multiple teams, including the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, and the Detroit Lions among others.


Alterraun Verner entered training camp slated as the No 1 cornerback on the Buccaneers' depth chart, replacing recently departed Pro Bowler Darrelle Revis.


Alterraun Verner was sidelined for a portion of training camp and the preseason due to a hamstring injury.


Alterraun Verner was sidelined for two games after suffering a hamstring injury.


Alterraun Verner finished his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 76 combined tackles, nine pass deflections, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles in 14 games and 14 starts.


Alterraun Verner started the first two regular season games before losing his job to Tim Jennings and was demoted to being the fourth cornerback on the depth chart, behind Tim Jennings, Mike Jenkins, and Johnthan Banks.


Alterraun Verner finished his second season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 56 combined tackles, four pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and six starts.


Alterraun Verner received a career-low overall grade of 42.6 from Pro Football Focus for the season.


Defensive coordinator Mike Smith named Alterraun Verner the starting cornerback, opposite Brent Grimes, to start the regular season.


Alterraun Verner started the first two games, but was later demoted to being the fourth cornerback on Tampa Bay's depth chart.


Alterraun Verner was listed on the depth chart behind Brent Grimes, Vernon Hargreaves, and Jude Adjei-Barimah.


On November 27,2016, Alterraun Verner chose to play in the Buccaneers' Week 12 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks after having his father die two days prior from a sudden heart attack.


Alterraun Verner finished the 2016 season with 16 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, and an interception in 16 games and three starts.


Alterraun Verner finished the 2017 season with 15 combined tackles and four pass deflections in 16 games and two starts.


On March 18,2019, Alterraun Verner announced his retirement from the NFL.