PRO: At the start of the 2017 NFL free agency period, the Titans targeted veteran leadership in the secondary and signed safety Johnathan Cyprien, bringing the four-year veteran to Nashville. The 6-foot, 223-pounder was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Florida International product led all NFL safeties in 2016 with 126 tackles.
• In 2017, Cyprien totaled 65 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed despite missing six games due to injury.
• In 2016, Cyprien led all NFL safeties and finished second on the Jaguars with 126 tackles.
• As a rookie in 2013, Cyprien finished second on the team with 98 tackles, while posting two forced fumbles, an interception, a sack and six passes defensed.
• Cyprien is a snorkeling enthusiast and is working on his scuba certification. Among is favorite destinations are Aruba and Hawaii.
• In 2015, Cyprien started the CypSquad ARY Foundation to benefit different programs for at-risk youth in the South Florida area. He holds an annual football camp at his high school in North Miami Beach, provides backpacks for students, has hosted two charity softball games, and planned a benefit dinner in Nashville in September 2018.
• He enjoys suspense, comedy and action movies, listing “Taken,” “Man on Fire,” “300,” “Gladiator,” “Friday,” “Lone Survivor” and Adam Sandler movies among his favorites.
• Cyprien has a burgeoning career in real estate. He owns and rents out more than a dozen properties in the Nashville, Jacksonville and Miami areas.
• The North Miami Beach, Fla., native was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
• Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
• Appeared in 50 career games, starting the final 45 contests at Florida International and totaled a school-record 365 tackles, 22 passes defensed, 13.5 tackles for a loss, seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), a school-record six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one sack.
• His 213 solo tackles ranked fifth overall (second among defensive backs) among active NCAA FBS players.
• As a senior (2012), named a team captain and selected to the All-Sun Belt Conference first team. Widely-regarded as the top safety to ever play at FIU, he once again led the team with 93 tackles, including school-highs in solo stops (54) and assisted tackles (39). Also recorded a team-high four interceptions, along with five pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Started all 12 games, 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.
• As a junior (2011), selected All-Sun Belt Conference second team after recording 81 tackles (third-highest on the team), to go along with 5.5 tackles for loss and a team-high eight passes defensed. The tackle total was good for 18th in the Sun Belt and the eight pass break-ups tied for third all-time in a season in program history.
• As a sophomore (2010), named All-Sun Belt Conference second team after leading the team with 113 tackles, the fourth-best single-season total in FIU history.
• As a freshman (2009), named honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference after appearing in all 12 games with seven starts and finishing second on the team with 78 tackles. Recorded an interception, three breakups and forced two fumbles.
• Majored in physical therapy at Florida International.
• Attended North Miami Beach (Fla.) High School.
• Served as team captain as a senior and selected to the Miami Herald All-Dade and District 12-6A first team.
• Played both strong safety and wide receiver.
• Has four siblings, Clay, Schnider, Sheena and Christian.
• Follow Cyprien on Twitter at @cyp.
• Follow Cyprien on Instagram at @cyp.
• Born Johnathan Ken Cyprien on July 29, 1990 in North Miami Beach, Fla.
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