A mid-season acquisition for the Shock in 2006, who play their home games only 18 miles from his alma mater, Eastern Washington University. In the semi-finals of the af2 playoffs Trufant was named Defensive Player of the Game as the Shock defeated the Arkansas Twisters en route to winning the Arena Cup.
Trufant was an integral part of the Locomotives defense in 2010. Trufant recorded 30 tackles, one sack, four passes defensed and a UFL record four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Trufant was named the UFL's Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts.
Trufant was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on December 8, 2010. Trufant was promoted to the active roster on December 30. Trufant made his NFL debut with the Jets during their final home game of the season on January 2, 2011.
Trufant was waived on January 22, 2011 after the team promoted Martin Tevaseu from the practice squad.
Trufant was re-signed by the Jets on September 1, 2011. He was waived on September 4. He was signed to the practice squad on September 5, but four days later, he was promoted to the active roster. Trufant scored the first NFL touchdown of his career on September 11, 2011 after a blocked punt by Joe McKnight bounced into his hands which he ran 18 yards to score. Trufant was placed on injured reserve on November 13, 2012 after suffering a knee injury against the Seattle Seahawks on November 11.