Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (fourth overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 26, 2008…Re-signed by Raiders as a free agent, March 15, 2014.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (fourth overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 26, 2008…Re-signed by Raiders as a free agent, March 15, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Explosive running back who has spent his entire six-year career with Raiders…One of the most productive running backs in franchise history…Enters 2014 ranked seventh on the Raiders all-time rushing list with (3,713 yards) and ninth on the team’s all-time rushing TDs list (23)…Has 13 100-yard rushing games on his career and 11 games with at least 50 receiving yards…Named a Pro Bowl alternate despite playing in only seven games in 2011…Enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2010, becoming first Raider since 2007 to rush for 1,000 yards, with 1,157… Has played in 67 games with 51 starts in six NFL seasons, totaling 883 carries for 3,713 yards and 23 TDs…Also has 175 receptions for 1,557 yards and five TDs.
2013: Totaled 379 rushing yards and five TDs in 10 games...Also added a passing TD, the first of his career...Passed Charlie Smith (No. 11), Justin Fargas (No. 10), Clarence Davis (No. 9) and Tyrone Wheatley (No. 8) on the franchise’s all-time rushing list...(9/8) at Ind.: Started at RB and rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries, passing Charlie Smith (No. 11) and Justin Fargas (No. 10) on the Raiders’ all-time rushing list...Added three receptions for 18 yards out of the backfield...Also scored his first TD of the season on a one-yard dive...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Rushed for a season-high 129 yards on 19 carries (6.8 yards per carry)...Also totaled 28 receiving yards...Recorded a key 30-yard run to set up a field goal in the third quarter...Had three runs of 20-or-more yards...(9/23) at Den.: Became just the second non-QB (Shane Lechler) to throw for a TD in Raiders history when he connected with FB Marcel Reece on a 16-yard TD...Added nine yards on the ground and a TD...(9/29) vs. Was.: Rushed for 29 yards on five carries (5.8 yards per carry) before leaving the game and not returning due to a hamstring injury...(10/13) at KC: Rushed 16 times for 52 yards and recorded three catches for 31 yards…Added a key eight-yard run to help set up the Raiders’ second quarter TD...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Totaled 73 yards on 24 carries and two TDs...Added two receptions for five yards...Passed Michael Bush on the all-time Raiders rushing TDs list, moving into a tie for ninth place...Also passed Clarence Davis on the franchise’s all-time rushing yards list...(12/22) at SD: Rushed four times for eight yards and recorded his fifth rushing TD of the season, a five-yard effort in the second quarter.
2012: Played in 12 games, all starts, missing four contests due to injury…Averaged 3.3 yards per carry (216 attempts, 707 yards), with two rushing TDs…Also caught 42 passes for 258 yards (6.1 avg.), with one TD…Voted a 2012 captain by his teammates…(9/10) vs. SD: In the season-opener, posted 13 receptions – the most ever by a Raiders RB and second-most overall in team annals – for 86 yards, including 12- and 14-yard plays to set up a FG…(9/23) vs. Pit.: Broke out with a 64-yard TD burst, his career’s second-longest run…En route to his 10th career 100-yard rushing effort, also had a 16-yard run on a third-quarter TD drive…(10/28) at KC: Closed out a win with 73 yards on 12 fourth-quarter carries (6.1 avg.), including four first downs, en route to his 114-yard day…Broke off 19-, 21- and 28-yard runs in second half, and became the 12th player in franchise history to rush for 3,000 career yards…(12/6) vs. Den.: Returned to action for the first time since Nov. 4, starting at RB…Scored a second-quarter TD on a short pass from QB Carson Palmer…Took a sweep around left end for 36 yards on the first play of the second half…(12/16) vs. KC: Registered his 12th career 100-yard game, helping Oakland improve its mark in those games to 10-2…Matched his career high with 30 carries…Had three explosive runs, a 15-yarder in the first quarter, a 19-yarder in the third quarter and another 15-yarder to reach 100 on the day late in the third quarter.
2011: Played in seven games, missing final nine contests with a foot injury…Was among league leaders in rushing through seven games…Totaled 614 rushing yards on 113 carries (5.4 avg.) with four TDs…Tabbed as an alternate for the Pro Bowl…Inactive for the final nine games of the season with a foot injury…(9/12) at Den.: In 23-20 win, carried 22 times for 150 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per carry, with three bursts of 20-or-more yards…Had a 20-yard run on a third-and-13 play in the first quarter that helped set up Raiders’ first TD…Added another 20-yard run late in the second quarter, around left end to the Denver 24-yard line to set up a FG…Broke off a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter to set up a critical Raiders TD, giving Oakland 23-13 advantage…(9/18) at Buf.: Registered 143 total yards from scrimmage with two TDs…Tied a career high with seven receptions, for 71 yards and one TD, a 12-yard strike from QB Jason Campbell that gave Oakland a 28-24 fourth-quarter lead…Also ran for a 5-yard TD in second quarter…(9/25) vs. NYJ: A catalyst in a 34-24 win, tabbed for AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for 171 yards on 19 carries (9.0 avg.)…Also named FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week…Yardage marked a career high and ranked as the ninth-highest single-game total in franchise history…Produced a career-long TD run of 70 yards in the second quarter, cutting the Jets’ lead to three points…Also produced a 27-yard run in the third quarter to set up a Raiders TD and give the Silver and Black a 24-17 lead…(10/2) vs. NE: Had a 41-yard run in the second quarter that set up a Raiders TD…Added four receptions for 48 yards, including a 26-yard catch and run in the fourth quarter…(10/9) at Hou.: Rushed for 51 yards on 16 carries in an emotional victory one day after the passing of owner Al Davis…(10/16) vs. Cle.: Totaled 91 yards on 20 carries with a TD…Had a 24-yard run on the Raiders’ first play from scrimmage…Carried seven times for 50 yards on the team’s opening drive, culminating in his 5-yard TD.
2010: Made 13 starts, carrying 223 times for 1,157 yards and seven TDs…Rushing total marked the fifth highest in Raiders history…Became the first Raider since 1997 to post six 100-yard rushing games in a season…Named FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week twice…Led the NFL with nine runs of 30 yards or longer…Ranked second on the team with 47 receptions, for 507 yards and three TDs…Inactive for three games due to hamstring and toe injuries…(9/12) at Ten.: Produced 150 yards of total offense in season-opener…Added a team-high six receptions for 55 yards and a TD, a 7-yard pass from QB Jason Campbell in the fourth quarter…(9/19) vs. StL.: Posted 145 yards on a career-high 30 carries…Broke through the middle for a 30-yard run, setting up a third-quarter TD that gave the Raiders the lead for good in a 16-14 victory…(9/26) at Ari.: Recorded second straight 100-yard rushing game…Touched the ball five times during a six-play scoring drive at the end of the second quarter, rushing four times for 44 yards, including a 33-yard spurt and 2-yard TD, and an 18-yard catch from QB Bruce Gradkowski…(10/3) vs. Hou.: Connected with Gradkowski on a 43-yard reception in the first quarter that set up Raiders’ first TD…Added a 23-yard run on Raiders’ fourth-quarter TD drive…(10/24) at Den.: Returned from injury to post a record-breaking performance in 59-14 win… Received AFC Offensive Player of the Week…Tied franchise records with four total TDs and 24 points…Helped team set Raiders records in points (59) and TDs (eight)…Rushed for a then-career-high 165 yards on 16 carries with three TDs…Ran for a 57-yard TD in the third quarter, giving Oakland 51-14 lead…In first quarter, rushed six times for 63 yards and one TD, including a 40-yard scamper that set up a FG…Scored two second-quarter TDs, a 19-yard reception and a 4-yard run…(10/31) vs. Sea.: Posted second straight 100-yard game with 111 yards on 21 carries…Broke off a 49-yard run, helping set up a third-quarter FG…(11/7) vs. KC: Took a first-down handoff and ran 34 yards to help set up a third-quarter TD…(11/28) vs. Mia.: Totaled a career-high with seven receptions, for 63 yards…(12/5) at SD: Scored on a 7-yard fourth-quarter run to seal Raiders’ 28-13 victory…(12/12) at Jac.: Gained 209 yards from scrimmage and scored three TDs, including second-half runs of 51 and 36 yards…Added three receptions for a career-high 86 yards, including one TD on a career-long 67-yard reception in the first quarter…(12/19) vs. Den.: Posted sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season.
2009: Saw action in 12 games with seven starts…Ranked third on the team with 357 rushing yards on 104 carries and one TD…Also ranked fourth on the team with 21 receptions for 245 yards…Inactive due to knee injury for four games…(9/20) at KC: Scored game-winning TD on a 5-yard run with 1:07 remaining in regulation…(11/26) at Dal.: Hauled in a season-high four receptions, for 43 yards…(12/13) vs. Was.: Had three receptions for a then-career-high 84 yards, including a 48-yard reception from Gradkowski, helping to set up a first-quarter FG…(12/20) at Den.: Set season highs with 12 carries and 74 yards, including a season long of 28 yards in the third quarter.
2008: Saw action in 13 games with five starts as a rookie…Inactive for three midseason games…Ranked second on the team with 499 rushing yards on 113 carries…Led team with four rushing TDs…Also ranked second on the team with 29 receptions for 285 yards…(9/8) vs. Den.: Started at RB in his NFL debut…(9/14) at KC: Enjoyed a breakout game, rushing for 164 yards on 21 carries…Yardage total tied for 10th-highest in Raiders history…Scored first career TD on a 19-yard run in the third quarter…Also broke off a 50-yard run on a third-quarter scoring drive…Named FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week…(10/19) vs. NYJ: In a 16-13 overtime win over the Jets, recorded a 16-yard catch and a 13-yard rushing attempt on a Raiders’ third-quarter scoring drive…Then took a short pass from QB JaMarcus Russell and scampered 25 yards to set up a fourth-quarter FG…(11/23) at Den.: Recorded two 1-yard TD runs for first career multiple-TD game…(11/30) vs. KC: Had three receptions for 50 yards…Gained 20 yards on a first-quarter lateral from WR Ronald Curry that helped set up a FG…(12/14) vs. NE: Ran for an 11-yard TD in the fourth quarter, and added three receptions for a season-high 68 yards.
COLLEGE: Won consecutive Doak Walker Awards, and twice finished runner-up for the Heisman, at Arkansas…Shattered numerous school and Southeastern Conference records during three collegiate seasons, establishing himself as one of the conference’s elite all-time backs…In 38 games, had 4,590 yards on 785 carries (5.9 avg.), with 41 TDs…Caught 46 passes for 365 yards (7.9 avg.) and two scores, and returned 38 kickoffs for 926 yards (24.4 avg.) and a TD…Also completed 14-of-22 passes (63.6 percent) for 205 yards and seven TDs…Totaled 268 points with 44 overall TDs and amassed 5,881 all-purpose yards (154.8 per game)…Ran for 100 or more yards in 22 games…By gaining 1,113 yards rushing in 2005, 1,647 in 2006 and a school-record 1,830 in 2007, joined Georgia’s Herschel Walker (1980-82) as the only players in SEC history to rush for more than 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore and junior…Became the first sophomore to win the Doak Walker Award, and by winning in 2006 and 2007, joined Ricky Williams of Texas (1997-98) as the only player to win that honor twice…Also became the first player to twice finish second in the voting for the Heisman Trophy (2006-07)…McFadden (1,647 yards in 2006 and 1,830 in 2007) and Felix Jones (1,168 in 2006 and 1,162 in 2007) became the first teammates in SEC history to run for more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, and the third tandem to accomplish that feat in one campaign…Consensus All-America as a junior while again winning the Doak Walker Award, finishing second in the Heisman Trophy race to Tim Tebow…Gained more than 100 yards rushing 10 times…Broke his own school record with 1,830 yards and 16 TDs on 325 rushes (5.6 avg.)…Had 21 catches for 164 yards (7.8 avg.) and a score, connected on 6-of-11 pass attempts for 123 yards and four TDs…Finished the season with 102 points scored, and gained 2,310 all-purpose yards (177.7 per game) to set a conference mark and break his own single-season Arkansas record of 2,058 in 2006…His 355 all-purpose yards vs. South Carolina in 2007 set a school record, breaking his own mark of 315…His 321 yards rushing vs. South Carolina in 2007 topped the school record of 271 and tied the conference mark…His 325 rushes in 2007 set the school’s single-season record and his 4,590 yards rushing shattered the previous program record of 3,570; the total ranks second in conference annals behind Walker (5,259 in 33 games, 1980-82)…As a sophomore in 2006, rushing total of 1,647 on 284 attempts (5.8 avg.) was more than that of 54 of the 119 Division I FBS teams (45.4 percent), while 14 rushing TDs were better than 43 teams nationally (36.1 percent)…A consensus All-American, Doak Walker Award winner and Heisman runner-up, finished second in voting to Ohio State’s Troy Smith…In 2005, set school freshman rushing records with 1,113 yards and 11 scores on 176 carries (6.3 avg.)…Caught 14 passes for 52 yards, returned 12 kickoffs for 348 yards (29.0 avg.) and averaged 137.5 all-purpose yards per game…An honorable-mention All-American (Pro Football Weekly) and first-team Freshman All-American, garnered conference Freshman of the Year honors from the Associated Press and the SEC’s coaches.
PERSONAL: Attended Pulaski Oak Grove High School in Little Rock, Ark. …Became the only player from Arkansas to be named to the Parade All-America team in 2004…A two-time all-state, all-area and all-South choice…The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior…As a senior, rushed for 1,965 yards and 27 TDs on 184 carries…Also had three receptions for 67 yards and one score, completed six of 15 passes for 75 yards and two TDs as a quarterback, and returned nine punts for 370 yards and three TDs…As a junior, rushed for a school-record 2,027 yards and 19 TDs on 204 carries…Averaged 9.9 yards per attempt…Hauled in nine passes for 252 yards and two TDs as a junior and also gained 103 yards on 12 punt returns…In his sophomore campaign, rushed for 859 yards and 13 TDs on 109 carries…In addition to football, was a standout in baseball and track, as a sprinter…Volunteered his time with NFL Play 60 PSA photo shoot during June 2012…Also a part of the NFL Play 60 Fit and Funny event in Los Angeles in June of 2012…Held the Darren McFadden Youth Football Camp in Arkansas during June of 2012 and 2013.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden caps off this drive with a 5-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers in Week 16.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden scores his second touchdown of the game on this 4-yard run out of the Wildcat formation against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden runs it in from 7 yards out to put his team up two touchdowns in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden breaks up the middle for a 30-yard gain in their Week 2 match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.