The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 4, 2012…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive-rights free agent, March 22, 2013…
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Versatile linebacker enters his third season with the Raiders after joining the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012…Has played in 22 games for Oakland, primarily on special teams, and is a key contributor on all special teams units…Has totaled 11 special teams tackles and one forced fumble.
2013: Emerged as a solid special teams contributor in second NFL season...Ranked second on the team with 10 special teams tackles (six solo)...Added a forced fumble on kickoff coverage...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Credited with an assisted tackle on special teams...(9/23) at Den.: Saw first action of the season at LB...(9/29) vs. Was.: Credited with a special teams tackle...(10/6) vs. SD: Assisted on a special teams stop...(10/13) at KC: Posted a tackle on special teams for the third straight game...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Assisted on one special teams tackle...(11/10) at NYG: Partially blocked a fourth-quarter punt by Steve Weatherford, giving Raiders field position at their own 33-yard line...(11/17) at Hou.: Combined with FB Jamize Olawale for a special teams tackle on a second-quarter punt…(11/28) at Dal.: Forced a fumble on the game’s opening kickoff, stripping KR Terrance Williams for a fumble that was recovered by WR Greg Jenkins and returned for a 23-yard TD...Added a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage in the second quarter...Credited with two special teams stops...(12/8) at NYJ: Posted a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage...(12/15) vs. KC: Notched a second-quarter tackle on kickoff coverage.
2012: Played in six games, the season’s final six contests after earning a spot on the 53-man roster…Played exclusively on special teams…Initially signed with Oakland as an undrafted free agent and spent the season’s first 12 weeks on the practice squad before his promotion Nov. 24…(11/25) at Cin.: Made his NFL debut, playing mostly on special teams…(12/30) at SD: Pounced on a loose ball to set up a TD after a blocked punt late in the fourth quarter.
COLLEGE: Played three years at Nevada after transferring from Delta State…Saw action in 38 career games…Posted 93 tackles (41 solo), 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed…Converted to defensive end prior to redshirt senior season, when he played in 13 games, and recorded career highs with 51 tackles (20), five sacks and 11 tackles for loss…As a junior, saw time in all 13 regular-season games as well as the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, on defense and special teams …Credited with 30 tackles in 2010, including 4.5 for loss, and had two sacks against Boston College in the bowl…Played in 11 games as a sophomore, as both an outside linebacker and lineman…Recorded 12 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked punt…Sat out 2008 after transferring…At Delta State, played in all 12 games with 20 tackles, one sack and two passes defensed as a true freshman…Studied business administration.
PERSONAL: First name is pronounced KAY-linn…Brother, Kevin, joined him on the Raiders roster in 2013…The Burnetts became the first set of brothers in Raiders history to play for the team in a regular-season game when they took the field on Sept. 8 at Indianapolis…Enter the 2014 season as the NFL’s only active brothers on the same team…Attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif. …A three-year letterman, garnered first-team All-Suburban League honors as a senior in 2006…Also a multi-year letterman in track, competed in hurdles and high jump…Participated in the NFL Play 60 Character/Youth Football Camp on June 8, 2013, helping children with their football skills and passed on messages of teamwork, hard work and leadership.
In case you missed it, learn about the Burnett brothers, Kevin and Kaelin, who get the rare opportunity to play with each other on the same NFL team. This story originally aired on The Raiders Report.