ATLANTA All one has to do is to take a look at the rapid rise of the Seattle Seahawks dominant defense they finished fourth in the NFL in total defense in 2012 to see the value of tall cornerbacks.
At the left corner, Richard Sherman, standing 6-foot-3, was a first-team Associated Press All-Pro selection. On the right side of the Seattle defense is 6-4 Brandon Browner, who posted...
In this installment of the SOTT 2013 draft profiles we look at David Amerson cornerback from N.C. State, who had 13 interceptions during the 2011-2012 college season. In order to find out more about Amerson we enlisted the help of David Sanders of Backing the Pack, a site dedicated to the Wolpack.
Tale of the Tape
Weight: 194 lbs.
The 2012 season will be one to remember for NC State junior cornerback David Amerson. After celebrating one of the best statistical seasons by a defensive back in college football history where he quickly emerged as the games most feared ball hawk, playing theft to 13 passes with 2 returned for scores, the true Junior from Greensboro, NC has endured a very turbulent year that...
David Amerson flung his hands into the air in disbelief.
The first quarter of the 2012 season was not yet over, and already North Carolina State's celebrated cornerback had given up his second long touchdown pass.
It was that kind of night for the Wolfpack as Cordarrelle Patterson scored two first-quarter touchdowns - one a 41-yard catch, the second a 67-yard run - and Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012
The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch lists for the 76th annual Maxwell Award and the 18th annual Bednarik Award. NC State cornerback David Amerson represented the Wolfpack on the Bednarik Award List.
Casual college football fans may not be familiar with the annual quality depth of defensive players roaming the ACC, but NFL scouts are. And given the wealth of talent on that side of the ball in the league again this fall, expect to hear a few names called early in next Aprils draft.
At least two defensive players from ACC schools have been selected in the first round of the NFL...
Few could've expected David Amerson would become an All-American in his first full season as a starter for North Carolina State. Now the cornerback is preparing for his junior year facing expectations for nothing less.
Amerson led the country with 13 interceptions, an Atlantic Coast Conference single-season record and tied for second-most in bowl subdivision history. He'...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2012
Some players rack up numbers because of the systems they play in. Others with a nose for the football always seem to be in the right place at the right time.
N.C. States David Amerson belongs in both categories. Not only is he a stat-sheet stuffer, hes just plain good.
Amerson is the best defensive player in the ACC and maybe the nation.
With respect to Georgia linebacker Jarvis...
N.C. State sophomore cornerback David Amerson wasn't thinking about breaking records coming into the season.
He ended up shattering one few thought would ever fall.
Amerson had two interceptions Tuesday night - one that he returned 65 yards for a touchdown and another with 41 seconds left that sealed the Wolfpack's 31-24 victory over Louisville in the Belk Bowl - to give...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2011
Although N.C State David Amerson leads the FBS in interceptions with 11, he certainly does not lead the NCAA. The current leader in interceptions is Bucknell’s defensive back Bryce Robertson with 13. What? You’ve never heard of him? Well now you have! Robertson as a Senior has emerged as the leader for this Bison defense, and while doing so, he has created the treacherous Robertson...