Selected by Philadelphia Eagles as second of two selections in fourth round (121st overall) of 2010 NFL Draft, April 24, 2010…Signed first contract, June 10, 2010…Waived by Eagles, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Oakland Raiders, Sept. 1, 2012.
CAREER: Played in 21 games with one start in two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles…Standout on special teams, recording 22 coverage tackles…Defensive totals included 29 tackles (20 solo), and one forced fumble.
2011: Saw action in 14 games, totaling 18 tackles (13 solo)…(12/24) at DAL: Posted a season-high five tackles (three)…(1/1/12) vs. WAS: Tied season high with five tackles.
2010: Played in seven games as a rookie, recording 11 tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble…(11/7) vs. IND: Made NFL debut…(11/21) vs. NYG: Registered first-career forced fumble…(1/2/11) vs. DAL: Made first-career start and totaled a career-high eight tackles (five solo)…Postseason: (1/19/11) vs. GB: Notched first-career sack, bringing down Aaron Rodgers for an 8-yard loss.
COLLEGE: Garnered All-Big 12 Conference honorable-mention honors as a senior at Oklahoma…Registered 75 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks… Named second-team All-Big 12 by the San Antonio Express-News, and was an honorable-mention pick by the coaches and Associated Press as a junior…Ranked third on team with 84 tackles and set a school record with six forced fumbles…Also recorded nine passes defensed, marking the second most by a linebacker in school history…Tied for the team lead with 12 special-teams tackles as a sophomore…Played defensive back as a freshman and sophomore, starting two games at strong safety as a freshman.PERSONAL: Attended Sulphur Springs (Texas) High School…Compiled 120 tackles and four interceptions as a senior…Also played running back…Rated the No. 12 safety in the country by ESPN.com…Was a centerfielder and shortstop on the baseball team.
Former Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and his makes his Silver and Black Show debut as the he prepares to face his former team.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to take on the defending Super Bowl champs this Sunday.
Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to head to Seattle to face the Seahawks this Sunday.