Third-year pro opens 2011 in reserve CB role ... Saw a promising 2010 season come to an early close, suffering knee injury in practice after playing in Games 1-8 … Finished his season with 27 tackles, an INT and a fumble recovery, and through Game 9 ranked tied for third on team in passes defensed (five) … Also recorded three special teams tackles last season, and downed two punts inside opponent five-yard line.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in Games 1-6, logging five tackles on defense and one special teams tackle ... Has supported effort to help Bengals defense rank second in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (278.5), third in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.2) and third in fewest passing yards per game (189.0) … Special teams tackle came Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco … On Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, had a tackle on defense and downed a punt at Bills five-yard line … Four tackles Oct. 9 at Jacksonville.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Posted two tackles, two end zone passes defensed and a recovery of a Jimmy Clausen fumble Sept. 26 at Carolina … Also at Carolina, downed a punt at Panthers four-yard line … On Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, teamed with Reggie Nelson to down punt at Bucs one-yard line … Five tackles Oct. 24 at Atlanta, and downed Falcons’ Eric Weems at Atlanta 17 on kickoff return … Made first career start Oct. 31 vs. Miami, as injury replacement, and had one INT, picking off Chad Henne at Bengals 37 in second quarter, with Cincinnati scoring on the next play … Also vs. Miami, tied team season high for solo tackles (10).
2009 - Made his first key play in win Oct. 4 at Cleveland, when his blitz in overtime helped force an incompletion by Derek Anderson on third down, forcing a punt … Had a personal season-high five tackles Oct. 18 vs. Houston … On Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, his deflection of a Ben Roethlisberger pass led to INT by DE Frostee Rucker, who returned it 26 yards to Pittsburgh 14, setting up tying FG … On Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, his four tackles included his first sack — a seven-yarder of Brady Quinn to Browns 46 on a third-down play that halted first Browns possession of the game … Logged a pass defensed and two QB pressures Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, and had a special-teams tackle … Had two tackles and a special-teams stop in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.
TRENT TRIVIA:Trent led the NFL in the 2010 preseason in INTs (three). He snagged all three in the second half Aug. 20 vs. Philadelphia, and became only second NFL player with three INTs in a preseason game since 1995, first year of official preseason records. The only other recorded instance of a player with three INTs in a preseason game was on Aug. 17, 2001, when Tennessee’s Dainon Sidney had three against St. Louis.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2005-08) at Michigan, seeing action in 48 games with 41 starts … Redshirted (did not play) in 2004 … Totaled 149 tackles, with seven INTs … His 31 total passes defensed ranked seventh in Wolverines history … As a junior, was co-winner of team’s Outstanding Defensive Contributor award.
PERSONAL: Hometown is San Diego, Calif., but moved to Michigan for his high school years … Attended St. Mary’s High School in Orchard Lake, Mich., where he set a school record with 23 INTs and also caught 84 passes on offense for 1533 yards and 16 TDs … Also in high school, set indoor state track records in the 60-yard dash (6.83) and 200-meter run (21.79) … Married (wife Lizette) … Sociology major at Michigan … Father, Phillip, played football at Nebraska.