The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent, May 14, 2012…Waived by Eagles, Aug. 7, 2012…Claimed via waivers by New York Jets, Aug. 8, 2012…Waived by Jets, Aug. 27, 2012…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 3, 2012…Promoted by Raiders to active roster, Nov. 10, 2012…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive rights free agent, April 15, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive rights free agent, April 2, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Versatile running back enters his second training camp with the Raiders…Key contributor on all special teams units…Played in a career high 13 games in 2013…Joined the Raiders’ practice squad in September 2012 after being waived by the Jets at the end of training camp…Career totals include 17 games played, 27 rushes for 103 yards and one TD, adding 10 receptions for 68 yards.
2013: Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams...Saw his first action of the season at RB in Week 4 vs. Washington, recording his first reception of the season...Also recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for his first career TD of any kind in Week 4 vs. Washington...(9/8) at Ind., (9/15) vs. Jac. and (9/23) at Den.: Saw action on special teams...(9/29) vs. Was.: Made one catch for five yards...Recovered a blocked punt by RB Rashad Jennings in the end zone for a TD, giving Oakland a 7-0 first-quarter lead...Was his first career TD of any kind…(10/6) vs. SD: Hauled in one reception for five yards...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Rushed for two yards on two carries, including his first-career rushing TD...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Recorded a blocked punt late in the second quarter to set the Raiders up with good field position.
2012: Played in four games with Raiders…Originally signed by Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent…Was in training camp with the New York Jets before being signed to Raiders practice squad...Totaled 25 rushing attempts for 101 yards (4.0 avg.), and caught eight passes for 62 yards (7.8 avg.)…Also returned three kickoffs for 43 yards (14.3 avg.)…(11/11) at Bal.: Promoted to the active roster the day before the game, and made his NFL debut and recorded his career’s first seven carries…(11/18) vs. NO: Took a third-quarter screen pass for 23 yards, hurdling Malcolm Jenkins…Also returned two kickoffs…(11/25) at Cin.: Recorded a 26-yard reception down the left sideline for an important first down…(12/2) vs. Cle.: Led the team with 46 yards on nine carries (5.1 avg.), including 11-and 14-yard bursts on consecutive carries on a second‐quarter FG drive…Also had a 10-yard run in the third quarter.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Stanford…Rushed for 920 career yards and 14 touchdowns on 209 carries in addition to catching 18 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown…Posted a 20.7-yard kickoff-return average on 30 returns…Granted a fifth year of eligibility after playing in just four games as a junior in 2008...As a senior, rushed 55 times for 257 yards and a career-high nine touchdowns…In 2010, was one of five running backs who paced a Stanford ground game that averaged 213.8 yards per contest and amassed the second-highest rushing total in school history (2,779 yards).
PERSONAL: Attended Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La. …Helped his team to a 13-1 record and a state semifinal game…Named first team all-state, all-district and all-metro as senior...Also earned Metro Offensive MVP honors...Finished third in the state in the 300-meter hurdles…Participated in community events in 2013, including military meet and greets and school visits.
Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings blocks Washington Redskins special teams punt in the end zone for a touchdown in their Week 4 match up.