Jonathan Wilhite was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft ... Signed by the Patriots (7/17/08) ... Placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury (12/15/10).
GP/GS (Playoffs): 30/12 (1/0)
2010 (9/1, 0/0)
- Placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Dec. 15, 2010.
- Was inactive due to injury against the Colts (11/21), Lions (11/25), Jets (12/6) and Bears (12/12).
- Saw time in a reserve role against the Steelers, registering one tackle and one pass defensed (11/14).
- Made two tackles in a reserve role against the Browns (11/7).
- Recorded two tackles in a reserve role against the Vikings (10/31).
- Tallied three tackles against the Chargers (10/24).
- Made two tackles in a reserve role against Baltimore (10/17).
- Registered four solo tackles against Miami (10/4).
- Recorded three tackles against the Buffalo Bills (9/26).
- Tallied two tackles against the Jets (9/19).
- Started at defensive back, recording five unassisted tackles and a pass defensed in the season opener against the Bengals (9/12).
2009 (14/8, 1/0)
- Played in 14 games with eight starting assignments at cornerback and finished with 42 total tackles, two interceptions, five passes defensed, one fumble recovery and four special teams tackles.
- Tallied career highs in tackles (42), interceptions (2) and passes defensed (5).
- Was inactive vs. Atlanta (9/27) and vs. Miami (11/8) due to injury.
- Picked up his first career fumble recovery in the Patriots' 59-0 win vs. Tennessee (10/18) when he recovered a LenDale White fumble on a strip from Brandon McGowan in the second quarter, setting up a Patriots touchdown drive.
- Picked off his first interception of the 2009 season at Indianapolis (11/15) when he grabbed a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne in the fourth quarter to help set up a field goal.
- Recorded his second interception of the season at Buffalo (12/20) to end a scoring threat in the second quarter of a 17-10 Patriots win.
- Played in a reserve at cornerback and on special teams in the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10).
- Played in all 16 games as a rookie and started the final four contests of the season at left cornerback.
- Finished the season with 23 tackles (18 solo), an interception and four special teams tackles.
- Started the final four games of the season as the Patriots went 4-0 in those contests while allowing just 13.5 points per game.
- Made his NFL debut against Kansas City (9/7), playing on special teams coverage units.
- Made a season high six tackles (4 solo) against St. Louis (10/26).
- Made his first start at cornerback at Seattle (12/7).
- Started at cornerback and nabbed his first career interception at Oakland (12/14) and tallied a career high two passes defensed.
- Started at cornerback in the Patriots' first shutout victory since 2006 at Buffalo (12/28) and made five tackles, including four solo stops.
- Appeared in 34 games with 23 starts at Auburn (2005-07) after transferring from Butler County Community College following the 2004 season.
- In three seasons at Auburn, he recorded 101 tackles (77 solos), three interceptions, one sack and broke up 14 passes.
- Started six games in 2007, while posting 30 tackles (22 solos) with a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery.
- Started in 10 games in 2006, finishing with 24 tackles, five pass deflections and a forced fumble.
- Played in all 12 games in 2005, starting the last seven, and was second on the team with seven pass deflections.
- In 2004 at Butler County Community College, posted 44 tackles (23 solos) with seven pass deflections and ranked among the nation's leaders with five interceptions, earning National Junior College All-American team and all-conference first-team accolades that season.
- Jonathan Wilhite was born the son of Glenda Miley on February 23, 1984.
- Attended Ouachita (Monroe, La.) High School.
- Earned All-Northeast Louisiana and All-District second-team honors.
- Played receiver and running back in high school.
- Majored in sociology at Auburn.
- Wilhite's enthusiasm for music has driven him to begin recording and he hopes to have a career as a recording artist outside of football.