PRO: Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round (138th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Earned a contributing role on special teams for the 2012 season.
2012: Saw action primarily on special teams, finishing tied for third on the team in special teams tackles with 10 (seven solo) and had one forced fumble.
COLLEGE: Named to the 2011 Butkus Award Watch List. Received the 2011 Mark Bresani Award for spirit and enthusiasm.
2011: Started 12 of 13 games as a senior.
2010: Played in all 12 games as a junior, starting eight at outside linebacker.
2008: Played as a reserve in all 12 games as a freshman playing primarily on special teams.
PERSONAL: Was a team captain for West Side High School in Newark, N.J. for coach Brian Logan. Won 2007 state championship playing as a safety, wide receiver, tight end and running back. Was named to the 2008 All-Academic Team as a senior and sophomore.
Head coach Jim Schwartz says there's no timetable on when they'll name a third starting linebacker to play alongside Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy
After playing primarily on special teams his rookie year, Whitehead enters his second season as a potential starter on the outside
With reports that linebacker Justin Durant has agreed to terms with Dallas, the Detroit Lions are looking toward players they've developed to compete for the open spot
The Art of the Audible: Matthew Stafford talks to Tom Leyden about the keys to changing plays at the line of scrimmage based on what the defense presents.
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on the offense executing effectively, the offensive line playing extremely well and being able to run the ball to finish out games.