On Now
Coming Up

Players

Print
RSS
Alterraun Verner
CB #21
Height:
5-10
Weight:
187
Age:
25
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Orange, CA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
25
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 313 262 51 0.0 0 50 11 124 -- 34 1 3 5
2014 TB 4 4 25 21 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 8 8 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 @PIT W 27-24 6 5 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

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 47-of-64 career games, recording 288 tackles, 50 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 32 games he has played, posting the fourth-most passes defensed in the NFL and tying for the 10th-most interceptions in the league during that time.
  • 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).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games, recording 57 tackles, 22 passes defensed, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 22 passes defensed were a career-best and tied for the NFL lead.
  • Led the AFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in interceptions, with a career-high five.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, during the 2013 season, opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of 55.8 when targeting Verner, the third-lowest mark in the NFL.
  • Tallied his seventh career interception, and first of the season at Pittsburgh (9/8), adding two passes defensed.
  • Registered his first career touchdown at Houston (9/15), returning an interception 23 yards for a touchdown. Also chipped in six tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Recorded his first fumble recovery of the season against San Diego, while adding four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Notched his first career multi-interception game against the New York Jets (9/29/13), picking off Geno Smith twice. Also contributed two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • His three takeaways against the Jets in Week 4 earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with three passes defensed against Kansas City (10/6).
  • Recorded his fifth interception of the season against Jacksonville (11/10).
  • Tallied a season-high nine tackles at Denver (12/8), adding two passes defensed.

 

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 47-of-64 career games, recording 288 tackles, 50 passes defensed, 11 interceptions, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
  • Since taking over as a starter in 2012, has opened all 32 games he has played, posting the fourth-most passes defensed in the NFL and tying for the 10th-most interceptions in the league during that time.
  • 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).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games, recording 57 tackles, 22 passes defensed, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 22 passes defensed were a career-best and tied for the NFL lead.
  • Led the AFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in interceptions, with a career-high five.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, during the 2013 season, opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of 55.8 when targeting Verner, the third-lowest mark in the NFL.
  • Tallied his seventh career interception, and first of the season at Pittsburgh (9/8), adding two passes defensed.
  • Registered his first career touchdown at Houston (9/15), returning an interception 23 yards for a touchdown. Also chipped in six tackles and three passes defensed.
  • Recorded his first fumble recovery of the season against San Diego, while adding four tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Notched his first career multi-interception game against the New York Jets (9/29/13), picking off Geno Smith twice. Also contributed two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.
  • His three takeaways against the Jets in Week 4 earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Tied a career-high with three passes defensed against Kansas City (10/6).
  • Recorded his fifth interception of the season against Jacksonville (11/10).
  • Tallied a season-high nine tackles at Denver (12/8), adding two passes defensed.

 

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 Articles