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Veteran safety enters his ninth NFL season and his first campaign with the Black and Gold. He's played in 119 career regular season games with the Cowboys (2013-19) and Raiders (2020), recording career totals of 384 tackles (276 solo), 11 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 61 special teams stops. In Las Vegas in 2020, Heath played in 13 games with five starts and posted 34 stops (27 solo), three interception returns for 89 yards, four passes defensed and three special teams stops
NFL CAREER – Veteran safety enters his ninth NFL season and his first campaign with the Black and Gold. He's played in 119 career regular season games with the Cowboys (2013-19) and Raiders (2020), recording career totals of 384 tackles (276 solo), 11 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 61 special teams stops. In Las Vegas in 2020, Heath played in 13 games with five starts and posted 34 stops (27 solo), three interception returns for 89 yards, four passes defensed and three special teams stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by the New Orleans Saints, 8/20/21; Released by Las Vegas Raiders, 5/4/21; Signed by Raiders to two-year contract (UFA-Dal.), 3/18/20; Re-signed by the Cowboys, 4/13/16; Signed by Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, 5/10/13.
HONORS – 2020: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 10).
2020 – Appeared in 13 games with five starts for Raiders and finished season with 34 tackles (27 solo), three interceptions returned for 89 yards, four passes defensed and three special teams stops...Recorded two picks against Broncos to pick up NFC Defensive Player of the Week. 2019 – Started all 13 games he played in, during final season in Dallas, recording 63 tackles (42 solo) and nine passes defensed...In the season opener Sept. 8 vs. New York Giants, recorded a season-high nine tackles (six solo) with two passes defensed ...Sept. 15 at Washington, totaled five tackles (four solo) with one pass defensed...Sept. 29, at New Orleans, finished the evening with six tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed...Oct. 13 at New York Jets, recorded seven tackles (three solo)...Oct. 20, vs. Philadelphia, finished the game with six stops...Dec. 22, at Philadelphia, finished the game with six tackles (three solo), Dec. 29 vs. Washington, totaled seven tackles (six solo) with two passes defensed in finale. 2018 – Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and recorded a career-high 84 tackles (63 solo), six passes defensed and one interception. Finished fourth on the team in tackles and third in special teams stops (nine)...In season opener at Carolina, Sept. 9, recorded six tackles (five solo)...Sept. 23 at Seattle, finished with six stops...Oct. 14 at Jacksonville, totaled three solo tackles, while adding one Interception returned 49 yards...Nov. 11 at Philadelphia, registered nine tackles (eight solo)...Nov. 22, vs. Washington, totaled six tackles (five solo), a pass defensed and a forced fumble...Dec. 30, at New York Giants, registered eight stops...In NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Seattle, 1/5/19, recorded four tackles (three solo)...1/12/19, at L.A. Rams, Led team with nine tackles (six solo) and added one pass defensed in the Divisional Championship. 2017 – Started all 15 games he played for Dallas and finished fourth on the team with 81 tackles (62 solo) and leading the team with three interceptions. Added eight special teams tackles, finishing fifth on the team...Oct. 22, at San Francisco, finished with nine tackles (six solo). Also filled in for K Dan Bailey and PATs and kickoffs, finishing two-of-three on PATs with two touchbacks on five kickoffs...Nov. 30 vs. Washington, totaled five tackles (two solo), adding one interception returned for 14 yards. 2016 – Played in all 16 regular season games for the second straight season, third overall, and tallied 20 tackles (14 solo), two passes defensed and one interception. Added eight special teams tackles, finishing fifth on the team...Oct. 16 at Green Bay, recorded two solo tackles...Dec. 18 vs. Tampa Bay, recorded third career interception and returned it 19 yards...1/15/17 vs. Green Bay, recorded his first career sack in NFC Divisional Championship, adding two tackles and one 27-yard interception return. 2015 – Played in all 16 games and tied for team lead with nine special teams tackles, while posting 26 defensive stops (16 solo) and a team-best two interceptions as a reserve defensive back...Nov. 8 vs. Philadelphia, registered six tackles (five solo)...Nov. 15 at Tampa Bay, recorded two tackles and two interceptions, marking first career multi-pick game...Nov. 26, vs. Carolina, totaled seven tackles (four solo) to surpass 100 career stops...Dec. 7 at Washington, forced a fumble on a punt return that led to Dallas' only touchdown. 2014 – Played in 14 regular season games and tallied 16 tackles (ten solo) and eight special teams stops...Nov. 2 vs. Arizona, totaled three tackles in the contest...Nov. 9, at Jacksonville, led the team with three special teams stops...1/11/15, at Green Bay, totaled seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed in the Divisional Championship. 2013 – Earned a roster spot out of the preseason as an undrafted free agent and played in all 16 games. Became a starting safety for the final nine games and finished with 60 tackles (42 solo), ranking sixth on team. Led team with 13 stops on special teams...Sept. 8, vs. New York Giants, made NFL debut, appearing on special teams and recorded a stop...Oct. 27, at Detroit, led team with 12 tackles (nine solo) in first career start...Nov. 10 at New Orleans, recorded career-high 13 tackles (eight solo) with two passes defensed...Nov. 24, at New YOrk Giants, totaled eight tackles (five solo) and one fumble recovery returned 50 yards for a TD...Dec. 22, at Washington, recorded his first career interception, while added three tackles on defense.
COLLEGE – Played four years (2019-12) at Saginaw Valley State, starting 30-of-35 games and recording 219 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, seven INTs and forcing and recovering four fumbles...As a senior in 2012 earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team defense with 77 tackles, three tackles for losses, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, five INTs and seven pass breakups while starting all 11 games...Started all 11 games as a junior, earning second-team All-GLIAC honors after totaling 81 tackles, nine stops for loss, one sack, three pass breakups and one interception for a return of 46 yards...Appeared in eight games, starting seven, as a sophomore and ended the season with 49 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one interception and recovered two fumbles...As a freshman, appeared in five games and started one, recorded 13 tackles, one tackles for loss, one interception, one deflected pass and forced and recovered a fumble...Majored in criminal justice.
PERSONAL – Prepped at Lake Orion (Mich.) High School where he was voted all-league, All-North Conference, all-state finalist, Big Play Player of the Year, recipient of the Big Stick Award for hardest hitter and team captain.