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Role  American football player
Positions  Safety
Name  Johnathan Cyprien
College  FIU Panthers football
Tackles:  303
Weight  98 kg
Roster status:  Active
Height  1.83 m

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Date of birth:  (1990-07-29) July 29, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth:  North Miami Beach, Florida
NFL draft:  2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
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High school:  North Miami Beach (FL)

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Johnathan Cyprien (born July 29, 1990) is an American football strong safety for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at FIU.

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High school career

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Cyprien attended North Miami Beach High School in North Miami Beach, Florida. He served as team captain as a senior, and was also named to the Miami Herald All-Dade and District 12-6A first team.

College career

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Cyprien received an athletic scholarship to attend Florida International University, where he played for the FIU Panthers football team from 2009 to 2012. As a true freshman in 2009, he appeared in all 12 games and started seven. He finished second on the team with 78 tackles, recorded one interception, three breakups and forced two fumbles, and earned all-conference honorable mention selection. In 2010, he led the team with 113 tackles, the fourth-best single-season total in FIU history. He also recorded three tackles for loss, one interception, six pass break ups, forced three fumbles, and recovered a fumble, and earned second-team all-conference honors. As a junior in 2011, he started in all 13 games. He recorded 81 tackles (third-highest on the team), along with 5.5 tackles for loss and a team-high eight passes broken up, which was tied for third all-time in a season in program history, and he earned second-team all-conference honors. As a senior in 2012, he served as one of the team captains for 2012, and is widely regarded as the top safety to ever play at FIU. Cyprien once again led the team in tackles in 2012 with 93, also recorded a team-high four interceptions, along with five pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. He started all 12 games in 2012, as well as every game the past three seasons (2010–12), and has started the most career games at safety at FIU (45), which is the third-most amount of starts at any position for a Panther. Set school record for total tackles (365), solo tackles (213) and fumbles forced (six). He also ranks among the all-time best for pass breakups (second, 22), interceptions (fourth, 7), and fumbles recovered (fourth, 3).

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Cyprien was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first pick of the second round (33rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. In four years with the Jaguars, Cyprien started every game he played in and recorded at least 100 tackles in every season.

Tennessee Titans

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On March 10, 2017, Cyprien signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Tennessee Titans.

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