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.
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