Played three years at South Carolina State, appearing in 33 games…Totaled 73 tackles, one sack, four INTs and nine passes defensed…Added 33 kickoff returns for 818 yards and two TDs…Also posted 23 punt returns for 498 yards and two TDs…Earned All-MEAC honors as a return specialist as a junior.
Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 10, 2016…Played three years at South Carolina State, playing in 33 games…Totaled 73 career tackles (66 solo), one sack, nine tackles for loss, four INTs and nine passes defensed…As a returner, totaled 33 kick returns for 818 yards (24.8 avg.) with two TDs…Also returned 23 punts for 498 yards (21.6 avg.) with two TDs over two seasons…As a senior, played in 11 games…Totaled 32 tackles (28), 4.5 tackles for loss, one INT and three passes defensed…Named second team preseason All-MEAC as a return specialist…Ranked second in the MEAC with 22 kickoff returns for 503 yards (22.9 avg.) with one TD…Led the nation in kickoff return yards…Had an 89-yard kickoff return for a TD against Hampton…Also returned eight punts for 114 yards (14.3 avg.) with one TD…Returned a punt 82 yards for a TD against Bethune-Cookman…As a junior, started all 12 games in which he appeared…Earned Sports Network All-American and All-MEAC honors as a return specialist…Led the nation (FCS I-AA) with 15 punt returns for 384 yards (25.6 avg.) and two TDs…Scores came on returns of 91 and 51 yards…Named MEAC Special Teams Player of the Week three times…Also returned 11 kickoffs for 315 yards (28.6 avg.) with a 98-yard return for a TD…On defense, recorded 36 tackles (34), 4.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three INTs, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Selected to the STATS FCS Preseason All-American Team as a punt returner…As a sophomore, played 10 games in a reserve role…Recorded five tackles (four)…Attended Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston, S.C. …Lettered in both football and basketball.
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