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Tre Boston





North Carolina
5 Years Pro

2017 Season

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In May, the Chargers signed former Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston to a one-year contract.




In May, the Chargers signed former Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston to a one-year contract. Boston spent his first three NFL seasons (2014-16) with Carolina after the Panthers drafted him in the fourth round in 2014 out of North Carolina. In three seasons with the Panthers, he played in 42 games with 16 starts, recording 85 tackles, three interceptions – including two in 2016 – 10 passes defended and a pair of sacks.

Boston has also played in five postseason games (two starts) during his career. He helped lead Carolina to an appearance in Super Bowl 50 after the 2015 NFL season, recording a sack and an interception along the way. Boston also had a pick for the Panthers during the 2014 NFL Playoffs.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fourth-round pick by Carolina (128th overall), May 10, 2014...signed May 20...released May 2, 2017...signed one-year contract with Chargers, May 15.

2017: Appeared in 16 contests with 15 starts and led all Los Angeles defenders with 1,041 defensive snaps played on the season...Registered 79 tackles (61 solo), five INTs and nine passes defensed...Member of a defensive backfield that allowed just one 100-yard receiver in 2017, joining Arizona, Jacksonville and Minnesota as the only teams to do so…Part of the only secondary to not allow more than 245 gross passing yards in a game during the first seven weeks of the Denver (Sept. 11): Started at FS, playing all 69 defensive plays and adding nine on special teams...Joined fellow S Jahleel Addae as the only Los Angeles defenders to play all defensive snaps...Led all players with 78 total snaps played...Recorded three tackles (all solo)...vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Opened the game at FS, posting seven tackles (six solo) while playing all 68 defensive snaps...Participated on nine special teams plays...vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Played 100 percent of defensive snaps (53 plays) for the third-straight game...Registered three tackles (two solo)...Saw time on six special teams snaps...vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Started the 20th game of his career, seeing time on all 79 defensive snaps and 10 on special teams, leading all players with 89 total plays...Tied a season high with seven tackles (six solo)…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Started at FS and appeared on all 70 defensive plays, joining S Jahleel Addae, CB Casey Hayward and CB Trevor Williams as the only Los Angeles defenders to do so…Registered five tackles (four solo) an INT and a pass defensed…Sealed the game with the pick of QB Eli Manning, stopping New York’s last-minute drive near midfield…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Played all 58 defensive snaps and seven on special teams as the team’s starting FS…Tied a season high with seven tackles (five solo)…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Started at FS, seeing action on 63 of 64 defensive plays and two on special teams…Finished with three tackles (one solo)…at New England (Oct. 29): Appeared in the 50th game of his career, starting at FS and playing on 85 plays on defense and seven on special teams…Posted five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed…Registered the pass breakup in the end zone on a flea flicker intended for WR Brandin Cooks…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Posted six tackles (four solo), a tackle for loss, a career-high two INTs and three passes defensed…Both takeaways came inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter…On the first, tipped a pass that was deflected by Hayward back to himself…Later on, picked off QB Blake Bortles again after an overthrown pass due to pressure applied by DE Joey Bosa and DE Melvin Ingram…Played 82 defensive snaps and three on special teams after making the 25th start of his career at FS…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Hauled in an INT, his third in two games, returning the pick nine yards…Finished with four solo tackles on 62 defensive plays while adding four snaps on special teams…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Started at FS and played all 55 snaps on defense, one of three Chargers defenders to do so…Totaled four tackles (two solo)…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Played all 63 defensive snaps and added two on special teams after starting at FS…Posted four solo tackles, bringing his career total above 150…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Started at FS and totaled three solo tackles…Was one of two Los Angeles defenders to play all 50 snaps on defense…Added two plays on special teams…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Started at FS, playing all 66 defensive snaps and seven on special teams…Finished with six tackles (five solo), the most since posting six at Jacksonville on Nov. 12…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Started the 30th game of his career at FS, playing 64 snaps on defense and three on special teams…Posted five tackles (four solo)…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Saw action on all 54 defensive plays and two on special teams, opening that game at FS…Finished with seven tackles (four solo), an interception and two passes defensed…Intercepted a deep pass down the left sideline by QB Derek Carr one-yard deep in the end zone before returning it 28 yards to set the offense up at the 27-yard line with just under two minutes to play in the first half.

2016: Played in 15 games with a career-high 10 starts at safety...tallied career highs with 50 tackles, two sacks, five passes defensed and two interceptions…contributed to a defense that ranked second in the NFL with 47 sacks and tied for fourth with 17 interceptions…placed on injured reserve before the regular season finale Dec. 27 with a knee injury… Notched first career sack at Denver Sept. 8, bringing down Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian for a 10-yard loss in the fourth quarter…Recorded second career sack vs. Tampa Bay Oct. 10, dropping Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston for a nine-yard loss in the fourth quarter…Tallied first interception of the season vs. Kansas City Nov. 13, picking off Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and returning the ball 22 yards…Intercepted Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the second quarter at Seattle Dec. 4.

2015: Played in all 16 games with one start…posted 19 tackles and one pass defensed…contributed to unit that ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the fourth consecutive season…unit joins Seattle as the only two teams to field a top-10 defense in each of the last four seasons…Played free safety in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle Jan. 17, NFC Championship versus Arizona Jan. 24 and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver…recorded four tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed…Started at free safety vs. Tampa Bay Jan. 3 and recorded season-high five tackles…Sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a loss of eight yards in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle Jan. 17…Recovered a fumble forced by Charles Johnson in NFC Championship vs. Arizona Jan. 24…part of defense that forced seven turnovers, most by any team in a playoff game since Green Bay had eight in 2001 NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis Jan. 20, 2002.

2014: Selected in the fourth round (128th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...played in 11 games with five starts at free safety after being inactive for the first five games...posted 24 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed...contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...notched two special teams tackles...started in place of an injured Thomas DeCoud versus New Orleans Oct. 30 before opening the last four games... Started at free safety in NFC Wild Card versus Arizona Jan. 3 and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle Jan. 10...recorded three tackles and one interception... Made first NFL start vs. New Orleans Oct. 30 and responded with five tackles...Gathered a team-leading and career-high nine tackles vs. Tampa Bay Dec. 14...Joined wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, cornerback Bené Benwikere, wide receiver Philly Brown, linebacker Adarius Glanton, guard Andrew Norwell and guard Trai Turner as one of a team-record seven rookie starters vs. Cleveland Dec. 21...Victimized Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for first career interception and returned it 84 yards for a touchdown at Atlanta Dec. 28...marked the fourth-longest interception return in team history and third-longest interception return for a touchdown...along with safety Roman Harper’s 31-yard pick six, represented the first time in franchise history the Panthers had two defensive returns for touchdowns in the same game...Secured victory in NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona Jan. 3 with interception of Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley in the end zone with 1:54 left in the game...part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games with 40 starts at North Carolina...versatile and energetic playmaker made 31 starts at safety and nine at cornerback... led or tied for the team lead in interceptions three times and twice paced the team in tackles...finished career third in school history with 13 interceptions... tallied 282 tackles, 33 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a senior...started 13 games at safety...ranked first on the Tar Heels with 94 tackles, five interceptions and 13 passes defensed...All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention in 2012 as a junior...started 12 games at safety...compiled a team-leading 86 tackles...key member of defense that tied for the conference lead with 16 interceptions...shared the team lead with four interceptions to go along with 10 passes defensed, which tied for second on the team... returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown against Virginia...Played in 13 games with 11 starts as a sophomore in 2011...started the last six games at safety after opening the first five at cornerback...tied for the team lead with three interceptions...posted 70 tackles, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...As a freshman in 2010, played in 10 games with four starts at cornerback... registered 32 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles...Played at North Carolina from 2010-13.

PERSONAL: Attended North Fort Myers (Fla.) High... majored in communication studies at North Carolina.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17OAKW 30-107430-11---00-
16@NYJW 14-74400-0-----0-
15@KCL 13-305230-0-----0-
14WASW 30-133300-0-----0-
13CLEW 19-104400-0-----0-
12@DALW 28-64220-0-----0-
11BUFW 54-244400-11---00-
10@JAXL 17-206420-32---00-
8@NEL 13-216510-1-----0-
7DENW 21-03120-0-----0-
6@OAKW 17-167520-0-----0-
5@NYGW 27-225410-11---00-
4PHIL 24-267340-0-----0-
3KCL 10-242200-0-----0-
2MIAL 17-199630-0-----0-
1@DENL 21-243300-1-----0-


TOTAL 5818713354201881162-84


wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017SEAL 48-17102110-0-----0-
208/20/2017NOL 13-7113120.5-0-----0-
308/26/2017@LAW 21-19101010-0-----0-
408/31/2017@SFL 13-23113210-0-----0-
TOTAL 429450.5-0-----0-

regular season

wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2017@DENL 21-24113300-1-----0-
209/17/2017MIAL 19-17119630-0-----0-
309/24/2017KCL 24-10112200-0-----0-
410/01/2017PHIL 26-24117340-0-----0-
510/08/2017@NYGW 27-22115410-1115-1500-
610/15/2017@OAKW 17-16117520-0-----0-
710/22/2017DENW 0-21113120-0-----0-
810/29/2017@NEL 13-21116510-1-----0-
1011/12/2017@JAXL 17-20116420-320-000-
1111/19/2017BUFW 24-54104400-119-900-
1211/23/2017@DALW 28-6114220-0-----0-
1312/03/2017CLEW 10-19114400-0-----0-
1412/10/2017WASW 13-30113300-0-----0-
1512/16/2017@KCL 13-30115230-0-----0-
1612/24/2017@NYJW 14-7114400-0-----0-
1712/31/2017OAKW 10-30117430-1125-2500-
TOTAL 16157956230-8549-2500-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

Buffalo Bills14400-110999
Cleveland Browns14400-0-----
Dallas Cowboys14220-0-----
Denver Broncos26420-1-----
Jacksonville Jaguars16420-3200-0
Kansas City Chiefs27430-0-----
Miami Dolphins19630-0-----
New England Patriots16510-1-----
New York Giants15410-110151515
New York Jets14400-0-----
Oakland Raiders214950-110252525
Philadelphia Eagles17340-0-----
Washington Redskins13300-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

Outside Own Division105239130-64024615
vs AFC Teams126044160-740348.525
vs NFC Teams4191270-110151515
vs Own Division62717100-210252525

defensive splits - split by MONTH


defensive splits - split by STADIUM

AT&T Stadium14220-0-----
Arrowhead Stadium15230-0-----
EverBank Field16420-3200-0
Gillette Stadium16510-1-----
MetLife Stadium29810-110151515
Oakland Coliseum17520-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High13300-1-----
StubHub Center83927120-220341725

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES


defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)29450-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE


Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

Home Games83927120-220341725
Road Games84029110-63015515

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

Ahead by 1-8 Points201370-650499.825
Ahead by 9-16 Points8530-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points231850-1-----
Behind by 9-16 Points5320-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

1st Half3624120-420341725
2nd Half4332110-43015515
Last Two Minutes of Half3300-440401025

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line9720-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line4327160-42094.59
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line3210-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line242040-4304013.325

Defense splits - QUARTERS

1st Quarter211560-110999
2nd Quarter15960-310252525
3rd Quarter242040-0-----
4th Quarter191270-43015515
4th Quarter within 79540-43015515

Defense splits - MARGIN

Margin 0-774129120-53015515
Margin 15+62616100-220341725
Margin 8-143121110-1-----