Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 19, 2014…Signed by Raiders after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp in May…Played two years at Utah State after transferring from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. …Did not play in 2013, recovering from a knee injury sustained in practice leading up to the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in January 2013…Started all 26 games over two seasons at Utah State, recording 112 tackles (48 solo), 20 tackles for loss and eight sacks…He also totaled two passes defensed, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one INT…As a senior, started all 13 games and ranked sixth on team with 71 tackles…Posted five sacks and nine tackles for loss…Registered a team-high 11 quarterback hurries, two passes defensed and one forced fumble…Also returned an INT 48 yards against Idaho…Recorded double-digit tackles twice, notching a career-high 12 stops vs. Utah and 11 tackles against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl…Started all 11 games as a junior, seeing action at both linebacker and defensive end…Recorded 41 tackles and ranked second on team with 11 tackles for loss…Also tied for second on team with three sacks…Posted one pass defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries…Notched seven tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Idaho…Recorded sacks against Colorado State, Hawaii and against Ohio in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl…At Mt. San Antonio College, was named the All-American Community College Football Team Defensive Player of the Year as well as first-team All-American…Ranked as the No. 36 overall junior college prospect in the nation…Earned first-team all-California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) accolades, as well as first-team all-California Region IV honors…Named the all-California Region IV Defensive Player of the Year…Named Defensive MVP of the state and National Community College Championship game, leading Mt. San Antonio to its second straight state and National Community College title…Totaled 62 tackles with 22 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, four passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles…Led CCCFCA in sacks and fourth in tackles for loss…Attended Granger High School in West Valley City, Utah…Lettered three times, playing linebacker and fullback…Earned All-Region 6 honors as both a junior and senior…Had 26 rushing attempts for 111 yards and three TDs…Added five receptions for 32 yards…Name is pronounced BO-jay FEE-lee-moy-ah-too.
Former Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and his makes his Silver and Black Show debut as the he prepares to face his former team.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to take on the defending Super Bowl champs this Sunday.
Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to head to Seattle to face the Seahawks this Sunday.