Selected by Oakland Raiders in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 8, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
2014: Dominant rookie started all 16 games, totaling 84 tackles (59 solo), four sacks, one forced fumble and four passes defensed...Finished third in voting for the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year Award…Selected to the Pro Football Writers of America, Sports Illustrated and NFL.com All-Rookie Teams…Only rookie named to the USA Football All-Fundamentals Team, which honors 26 NFL players who exhibit exemplary football techniques for young players to emulate...Became just the third rookie linebacker in Raiders history to start all 16 games, following Matt Millen (1980) and current General Manager Reggie McKenzie (1985)...(9/7) at NYJ: Started at strong-side linebacker in NFL debut…Posted six tackles (five solo)…(9/14) vs. Hou.: Credited with six tackles (four) and one pass defensed...(9/21) at NE: Made an impact on defense, recording six tackles (three)...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Racked up five solo tackles...(10/12) vs. SD: Totaled three solo tackles...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Led team and set a career high with 11 tackles (10)...(10/26) at Cle.: Enjoyed a standout performance, posting eight solo tackles and one pass defensed...Helped limit the NFL’s then-sixth-ranked rushing offense to just 1.6 yards per carry...(11/2) at Sea.: Consistently impacted the Seahawks’ passing game and notched six tackles (two)...(11/9) vs. Den.: Recorded first career forced fumble, stripping RB Juwan Thompson in the fourth quarter...Also posted three tackles (two) and batted one pass from QB Peyton Manning...(11/16) at SD: Effective in the pass rush, notching his first career sack in addition to five tackles (four)...Got to QB Philip Rivers for a 5-yard loss on a third-and-6 play, forcing a fourth-quarter punt...(11/20) vs. KC: Credited with five tackles (three) in the team’s victory...Pressured QB Alex Smith on a late fourth-quarter play, forcing an incompletion and helping to close out the win...(12/7) vs. SF: Posted first career multiple-sack game, getting to QB Colin Kaepernick twice in the fourth quarter...Dropped Kaepernick for a 5-yard loss on a first-down play, then closed out the win with a 9-yard sack on the game’s final play from scrimmage...Credited with four tackles (two)...(12/14) at KC: Credited with eight tackles (three)...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Put forth a dominant effort, helping limit Buffalo to just 13 yards on the ground, tied for the third lowest yardage total allowed in franchise history...Posted five tackles (two) and one sack in the win…Dropped QB Kyle Orton for a 10-yard loss on a third-down play in the third quarter...(12/28) at Den.: Posted two solo tackles despite nursing a hamstring injury suffered the previous week.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Buffalo, starting all 48 games in which he appeared…Totaled 327 tackles (186 solo), 28.5 sacks, 75 tackles for loss, 16 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four INTs, 21 passes defensed and 31 quarterback pressures…Recorded two TDs on INT returns…His 16 forced fumbles are an NCAA record, topping the previous record of 14…His 75 tackles for loss tied the NCAA modern-day record (since the 2000 season)…His 28.5 sacks are also a school record…Started all 13 games as a senior, leading the Bulls in tackles (100), tackles for loss (19), sacks (10.5), INTs (three) and forced fumbles (five)...Earned first-team All-MAC honors for the third straight season...Was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was awarded the Jack Lambert Award...Finished second in the voting for the Butkus Award...Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week three times...Had nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and an INT-TD at Ohio State…Started 11 games as a junior...Led the team with 94 tackles, 21 tackles for loss added eight sacks and four forced fumbles…Garnered first-team All-MAC honors for the second straight season...Was twice named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week…Sports Illustrated’s honorable mention All-American…Had one of the best single games of his career, with a career-high 15 tackles (3.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles in a comeback win over UMass…Started all 12 games as a sophomore, leading the team in sacks (5.5), tackles for loss (20.5) and forced fumbles (five)…Added 65 tackles…Earned first-team All-MAC honors...Tabbed by Sports Illustrated as an honorable mention All-American...Started 12 games as a freshman, totaling 68 tackles and recording team highs in both sacks (4.5) and tackles for losses (14.5)...Named to Phil Steele’s All-MAC Third Team...Redshirted in his first season in 2009…Majored in general studies.
PERSONAL: Attended Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, Fla. …Named first-team all-area and third-team all-state selection and helped lead the Panthers to the district title as a senior…Recorded 140 tackles with nine sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Didn’t play football until junior year of high school...Name is pronounced KAH-leel.
Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack speaks one-on-one with NFL Media's Steve Wyche about the start of mini-camp and the future of the team.