Selected by Green Bay Packers in sixth round (187th overall) of 2009 NFL Draft, April 26, 2009…Signed first contract, June 16, 2009…Waived by Packers, Sept. 3, 2011…Signed by Oakland Raiders as free agent, Feb. 16, 2012.
CAREER: Defensive back joined Raiders in February 2012…Played in 23 games in two seasons with Green Bay (2009-10)…Has played in four career postseason games…Has recorded 21 tackles (15 solo).
2011: In training camp with the Packers…Released on 9/3.
2010: Played in 12 games, posting 11 special-teams tackles…Added three special-teams stops in postseason…(10/3) vs. DET: Posted two special-teams tackles, matching his career high…(12/26) vs. NYG: Recorded two special-teams stops…Postseason: (1/9/11) at PHI: Played on special teams in NFC Wild Card game…(1/15/11) at ATL: Assisted on a special teams stop in NFC Divisional Playoff game…(1/23/11) at CHI: Downed a punt on the 3-yard line and recorded two special-teams tackles in NFC Championship…Super Bowl XLV (2/6/11) vs. PIT: Inactive.
2009: Played in 11 games as a rookie…Recorded 10 tackles (seven solo)…(10/18) vs. DET: Made NFL debut, on special teams…(11/8) at TB: Recorded first career tackle, a coverage stop…(11/22) vs. SF: Saw first career action on defense…Posted three tackles (two solo)…(12/27) vs. SEA: Established a career high with four solo tackles…Postseason: (1/10/10) at ARI: Recorded two tackles and recovered an onside kick to set up a Packers touchdown in NFC Wild Card game.
COLLEGE: Played at Cincinnati after two seasons at Ohio State…Played both cornerback and safety, earning first-team All-Big East honors as a senior safety…Started all 14 games in 2008…Posted four interceptions, a team-leading three fumble recoveries, and two forced fumbles…Named Cincinnati’s Special Teams Player of the Year…Posted six tackles and an interception at Oklahoma… Against Virginia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl, finished college career with six tackles, a sack and an interception…Sat out junior season after transferring to Cincinnati from Ohio State…As a sophomore for the Buckeyes, played in each of the final eight games, including an appearance on special teams in the BCS National Championship game against Florida…As a redshirt freshman, posted three tackles in season opener against Miami of Ohio but missed the remainder of the season due to injury…Majored in criminal justice and African-American studies.
PERSONAL: Attended Hamilton (Ohio) High School…Had 60 tackles as a senior…Had three interceptions, 15 passes defensed and 50 tackles as a junior…Also ran track and qualified for the state meet as a sprinter in the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays and the 200-meter dash.
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.