The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 8, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
COLLEGE: Played four years at Buffalo, starting all 48 games that he appeared in…Totaled 327 tackles (186 solos), 28.5 sacks, 75 tackles for loss, 16 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four interceptions, 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) that was first established by Jason Babin of Western Michigan (2000-03)…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), interceptions (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…Had 10 tackles, a sack and an interception at Kent State...Posted eight tackles, three sacks, and three forced fumbles (to break NCAA mark) at Miami (OH)…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...Earned MAC East Defensive Player of the Week honors after eight tackles, one sack, 3.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception against Stony Brook…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...Made nine tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble against Bowling Green…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 at high school.
Oakland Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack proved he was a force to be reckoned with as he constantly made plays in the backfield and pressured quarterbacks throughout the league. Check out some of his highlights from this season.