Selected by Oakland Raiders as second of two fifth-round selections (168th overall) of 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012.
At a glance
2012:Played in 12 games, catching 16 passes for 151 yards (9.4 avg.) with one TD...Saw action on 164 snaps...(9/10) vs. SD: Made his NFL debut, seeing limited action due to an ankle sprained during preseason finale...(9/16) at Mia.: LImited by the ankle in practice all week, was inactive...(9/23) vs. Pit.: Inactive...(9/30) at Den.: Made the first catches of his NFL career, late in the game, both from Carson Palmer; his first grab, for 13 yards, converted a 4th-and-1...(10/28) at KC: Jumped to catch a would-be touchdown but came down out of bounds...(11/4) vs. TB: Made a critical play, showing great concentration, on a two-point conversion late in the game, catching a short pass in traffic from Carson Palmer in the end zone to pull Oakland within a field goal, 35-32, with 3:51 remaining...(11/11) at Bal.: Matches his season total entering the game with two receptions, including a 13-yard WR screen late in the first quarter...(11/18) vs. NO: Snagged an early career-high three passes, including his first NFL touchdown, a 3-yard fade in the back corner of the end zone in the fourth quarter, and a third-down conversion late in the first quarter...(12/16) vs. KC: Sustained a painful hip injury early in game and did not play extensively.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Arizona…Saw action in 50 games with 31 starts…Totaled 209 receptions for 2,859 yards and 32 touchdowns…Added 125 yards on 17 rushing attempts…Finished fourth in school history in career receptions, fourth in career receiving yards, and third in single-season receiving yards with 1,233 in 2010…Set the school’s career record in touchdown receptions, tying for second in Pac-12 Conference history…Recorded 82 receptions in 2010 to rank fourth on the single-season program list…Had 75 catches in 2011 to rank sixth on the Arizona single-season chart…Earned all-Pac-12 Conference second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report as a senior…Started 11 games and led team with 75 catches for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns…Totaled 10 receptions for 101 yards with three touchdowns against UCLA…Had 11 receptions the following week against Washington, totaling 116 yards and two touchdowns…Finished with nine catches for 134 yards, including a game-winning 23-yard touchdown reception, against Arizona State… As a junior, earned All-America second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated…An All-Pac-10 first-team pick, led the conference and ranked 19th in the nation with an average of 6.3 receptions per game…Average of 94.8 receiving yards per contest also led the conference and placed seventh nationally…Led the team with a career-high 82 receptions, the fourth-highest total in a season by a Wildcat…Had 1,233 receiving yards and tied a program record with 11 touchdowns…Totaled 12 catches for 179 yards and a touchdown against Oregon State…Had nine receptions against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl…As a sophomore, played in all 13 games and ranked second on the team with 45 receptions for 582 yards and nine touchdowns…Appeared in 13 games as a true freshman…Family studies and human development major.
PERSONAL: Attended Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nev.…Two-time all-state selection as a wide receiver…Named to the Las Vegas Sun All-Decade Team in January 2010…Also selected first-team Class 4A All-Sunrise Region…Prep Star All-West choice…Led the state with 58 receptions for 1,631 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior year…Also the team’s leading scorer with 172 points, including 10 two-point conversion catches in 2007…As a junior, credited with 36 catches for 788 yards…Also lettered in basketball.