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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Launch Party for RED, the Buccaneers new Women’s Movement

    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.

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Alterraun Verner
CB #21
Height:
5-10
Weight:
187
Age:
26
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Orange, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
8
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 364 299 65 0.0 0 59 13 150 -- 34 1 4 5
2014 TB 14 14 76 58 18 0.0 -- 9 2 26 13 26 0 2 --
2013 TEN 16 16 57 49 8 0.0 0 22 5 68 13.6 34 1 0 2
2012 TEN 16 16 81 64 17 0.0 0 9 2 11 5.5 11 0 1 1
2011 TEN 16 3 49 43 6 0.0 -- 8 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
2010 TEN 16 12 101 85 16 0.0 -- 11 3 41 13.7 19 0 1 2

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Tennessee.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (104th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started 61-of-78 career games, recording 317 tackles, including 19 for loss, 59 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 45 games he has played, posting the ninth-most interceptions and passes defensed in the NFL.
  • His 15.0 run stuffs since 2010 are the most among NFL cornerbacks.
  • Named to 2013 Pro Bowl.
  • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro Honors in 2013.
  • Won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 of 2013, recording three takeaways in a win over the New York Jets.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. New York Jets (9/29/13).
  • Recorded first career interception at Dallas (10/10/10).
  • Made first career start vs. Denver (10/3/10), recording 10 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Oakland (9/12/10).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 14 games he played, ranking fourth on the team with 76 tackles, including seven for loss, third with two interceptions, and second with nine passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Led all NFL cornerbacks with 6.5 run stuffs, tied for the third-most forced fumbles with two and ranked fourth in tackles with 75.
  • Started in Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded six tackles, including one for loss. Was only targeted once, allowing a four-yard completion on third-and-fourteen. His performance earned him a spot on Pro Football Focus’s Team of the Week.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered eight tackles, including one for loss.
  • Posted four tackles and one forced fumble at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Posted six tackles, including one for loss, in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Recorded first interception as a Buccaneer when he picked off Drew Brees at the Tampa Bay 11-yard line to send the game into overtime at New Orleans (10/5). Also had five tackles and tied a career high with three passes defensed.
  • Notched three tackles vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Collected eight tackles, including one for loss, and two passes defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted five tackles and one pass defensed at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Inactive with a hamstring injury vs. Atlanta (11/9) and at Washington (11/16).
  • Returned to starting lineup at Chicago (11/23) and recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and helped limit Bears to 112 passing yards, including just 54, on six catches, by wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.
  • Posted second interception of the season at the Buccaneers’ 20-yard line with Bengals driving at the end of the first half, vs. Cincinnati (11/30). Also logged six tackles and helped limit Bengals wide receivers A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu to a combined six catches for 76 yards.
  • Registered five tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Recorded five tackles, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble, which was recovered by Buccaneers, at Carolina (12/14).
  • Collected season-high nine tackles, including one for loss, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Logged one tackle vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with Lavonte David, serves as the team’s 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Works with the Dairy Council of Florida to encourage healthy eating in students.
  • In March 2014, attended the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Hosts annual youth football camps in Lakewood, California.
  • Donated books to encourage students to read at Napier Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Held an essay contest in 2012 for kids in kindergarten through high school in which the winners received various autographed items.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 35-of-50 games at UCLA (2006-09), recording 272 tackles, 13 interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
  • Holds the school career-record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns.
  • Ranks seventh in UCLA history with 12 interceptions.
  • As a senior, started all 12 games, recording 65 tackles and five interceptions, the second-most in the Pac-10.
  • Earned third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report, while adding All-Pac-10 first-team and Academic All-Pac-10 second-team honors.
  • A semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy and a member of the watch lists for the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards.
  • In 2008, started all 12 games, tallying 73 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a Pac-10-best 18 passes defensed.
  • Led the nation in passes defensed as a junior, averaging 1.67 per game.
  • Named second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Academic All-Pac-10.
  • As a sophomore, started 10-of-13 games, registering 75 tackles, four interceptions, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a team-leading 15 passes defensed.
  • Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors and Pac-10 honorable mention honors.
  • In 2006, played in 13 games, totaling 59 tackles, six passes defensed, 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Became only the sixth player, and first freshman, in school history to record two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Named Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scripps/FWAA (first-team), as well as The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com (second-team).
  • Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches.
  • Graduated with a degree in mathematics/applied sciences from UCLA in 2011.
  • Attended Mayfair High School (Lakewood, California).
  • During his senior season, caught 50 passes for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, while adding 56 tackles, with four interceptions on defense.
  • Was an All-CIF SS Division VI first-team choice on offense as a junior, hauling in 32 passes for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • Earned Academic All-Suburban League honors as a sophomore.
  • Lettered four times in track and field, winning league titles in high jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.
  • Was a four-time Honor Roll student, graduating with a 4.17 grade point average.
  • He and his wife, Sina’e just welcomed their first child.
  • Born Alterraun Ennis Verner on December 13, 1988 in Orange, California.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Tennessee.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick, (104th overall) of the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has started 61-of-78 career games, recording 317 tackles, including 19 for loss, 59 passes defensed, 13 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 45 games he has played, posting the ninth-most interceptions and passes defensed in the NFL.
  • His 15.0 run stuffs since 2010 are the most among NFL cornerbacks.
  • Named to 2013 Pro Bowl.
  • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro Honors in 2013.
  • Won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 4 of 2013, recording three takeaways in a win over the New York Jets.
  • Has one career multi-interception game, vs. New York Jets (9/29/13).
  • Recorded first career interception at Dallas (10/10/10).
  • Made first career start vs. Denver (10/3/10), recording 10 tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Oakland (9/12/10).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 14 games he played, ranking fourth on the team with 76 tackles, including seven for loss, third with two interceptions, and second with nine passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Led all NFL cornerbacks with 6.5 run stuffs, tied for the third-most forced fumbles with two and ranked fourth in tackles with 75.
  • Started in Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded six tackles, including one for loss. Was only targeted once, allowing a four-yard completion on third-and-fourteen. His performance earned him a spot on Pro Football Focus’s Team of the Week.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered eight tackles, including one for loss.
  • Posted four tackles and one forced fumble at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Posted six tackles, including one for loss, in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Recorded first interception as a Buccaneer when he picked off Drew Brees at the Tampa Bay 11-yard line to send the game into overtime at New Orleans (10/5). Also had five tackles and tied a career high with three passes defensed.
  • Notched three tackles vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Collected eight tackles, including one for loss, and two passes defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted five tackles and one pass defensed at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Inactive with a hamstring injury vs. Atlanta (11/9) and at Washington (11/16).
  • Returned to starting lineup at Chicago (11/23) and recorded four tackles, including one for loss, and helped limit Bears to 112 passing yards, including just 54, on six catches, by wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.
  • Posted second interception of the season at the Buccaneers’ 20-yard line with Bengals driving at the end of the first half, vs. Cincinnati (11/30). Also logged six tackles and helped limit Bengals wide receivers A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu to a combined six catches for 76 yards.
  • Registered five tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Recorded five tackles, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble, which was recovered by Buccaneers, at Carolina (12/14).
  • Collected season-high nine tackles, including one for loss, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Logged one tackle vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with Lavonte David, serves as the team’s 2014 United Way spokesperson, promoting volunteerism and service in the community.
  • Works with the Dairy Council of Florida to encourage healthy eating in students.
  • In March 2014, attended the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Hosts annual youth football camps in Lakewood, California.
  • Donated books to encourage students to read at Napier Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Held an essay contest in 2012 for kids in kindergarten through high school in which the winners received various autographed items.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 35-of-50 games at UCLA (2006-09), recording 272 tackles, 13 interceptions, 11 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.
  • Holds the school career-record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns.
  • Ranks seventh in UCLA history with 12 interceptions.
  • As a senior, started all 12 games, recording 65 tackles and five interceptions, the second-most in the Pac-10.
  • Earned third-team All-American honors from the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report, while adding All-Pac-10 first-team and Academic All-Pac-10 second-team honors.
  • A semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy and a member of the watch lists for the Bednarik and Nagurski Awards.
  • In 2008, started all 12 games, tallying 73 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a Pac-10-best 18 passes defensed.
  • Led the nation in passes defensed as a junior, averaging 1.67 per game.
  • Named second-team All-Pac-10 and first-team Academic All-Pac-10.
  • As a sophomore, started 10-of-13 games, registering 75 tackles, four interceptions, three tackles for loss, one forced fumble and a team-leading 15 passes defensed.
  • Earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors and Pac-10 honorable mention honors.
  • In 2006, played in 13 games, totaling 59 tackles, six passes defensed, 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • Became only the sixth player, and first freshman, in school history to record two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Named Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com and Scripps/FWAA (first-team), as well as The Sporting News, Scout.com and Rivals.com (second-team).
  • Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors from the league’s coaches.
  • Graduated with a degree in mathematics/applied sciences from UCLA in 2011.
  • Attended Mayfair High School (Lakewood, California).
  • During his senior season, caught 50 passes for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense, while adding 56 tackles, with four interceptions on defense.
  • Was an All-CIF SS Division VI first-team choice on offense as a junior, hauling in 32 passes for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns.
  • Earned Academic All-Suburban League honors as a sophomore.
  • Lettered four times in track and field, winning league titles in high jump, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.
  • Was a four-time Honor Roll student, graduating with a 4.17 grade point average.
  • He and his wife, Sina’e just welcomed their first child.
  • Born Alterraun Ennis Verner on December 13, 1988 in Orange, California.
 

Recent Videos

  • Verner on Defensive Pressure

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    CB Alterraun Verner spoke to the media following victory over Cincinnati Bengals about the defensive front getting pressure and scoring on Andy Dalton interception.

  • HIGHLIGHT: Verner Pick Six

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Alterraun Verner intercepts the pass and returns it 24 yards for a touchdown.