Likely, 23, spent four seasons at the University of Maryland (2013-2016) where he racked up 229 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and seven interceptions over 43 games. The Belle Glade, Florida native was equally as impressive on special teams, averaging 25.7 yards on kickoff returns including two touchdowns and 13.1 yards on punt returns with four touchdowns over his career. Likely's junior year (2015) was his most productive, leading the Big 10 in punt return yards (419), punt return average (18.2) and punt return touchdowns (2) on route to being named First Team All-Big 10 at DB and KR. The 2015 season-opener vs. Richmond saw Likely amass 233 punt return yards breaking a 76-year old Big 10 Conference record.
Likely signed with the New England Patriots in June of 2017 and was released by the club in September the same year.