Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 13, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 31, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Dec. 7, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
2013: Earned a practice squad spot out of training camp as an undrafted rookie...On the practice squad for 12 weeks prior to being promoted to the active roster on Dec. 7...Recovered a blocked punt in the season finale...(12/8) at NYJ: Made NFL debut, seeing action on special teams...(12/29) vs. Den.: Recovered a blocked punt in the third quarter, pouncing on the ball at Denver’s 24-yard line.
COLLEGE: Was a four-year starter at Baylor University, totaling 43 games and recording 212 total tackles, six tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, 18 passes defensed and three interceptions…Had best year as a senior in 2012, notching 80 total tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble…As a junior, played just eight games due to injury, but recorded 48 total tackles and one forced fumble…As a sophomore, totaled 48 tackles as well as three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one interception…Earned All-Big 12 freshman team honors after recording 36 tackles, four passes defensed and two interceptions...Also earned All-Big-12 honors in track and field.
PERSONAL: Attended Crosby (Texas) High School, where he rushed for over 3,000 yards as a running back…Earned all-district honors and was named all-district MVP as a senior…Honored as district offensive MVP as junior in 2007... Exceptional track and field athlete, won Class 4A gold in both 110- and 300-meter hurdles at 2008 UIL State Track and Field Championships as a junior...Repeated as state champion as senior in 300-meter hurdles and was third in 110-meter hurdles.
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.