Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, April 29, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 31, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Sept. 23, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 30, 2014…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2014…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Third-year offensive lineman enters his third training camp with the Raiders after spending the 2014 season on the team’s practice squad…Appeared in seven games as a rookie, rotating in at both left and right guard…Entered the league with Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
2014: Spent the season on the Raiders’ practice squad after being waived following training camp.
2013: Spent the first two weeks on the Raiders’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Sept. 23...Saw his first action along the offensive line in Week 6 at Kansas City...(9/23) at Den.: Made his NFL debut and played on special teams...(10/13) at KC: Saw action at right guard when starting center C/G Andre Gurode went down with a knee injury and RG Mike Brisiel moved to center...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Filled in at left guard and right guard throughout the game, helping the Raiders total 560 yards of offense...(11/10) at NYG: Rotated in at left guard throughout the contest, and helped pave the way for the offense to gain 107 yards on the day...(11/17) at Hou.: Saw action at right guard when Brisiel and Gurode went down with injuries.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Youngstown State after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College…Played in 22 games in two years at Youngstown State…As a senior, started all 11 games…Started all 12 games at left guard as a junior…Did not allow a sack or pressure…Helped offense record a school-best 458.6 total offensive yards per game…Named Offensive Lineman of the Game in win at Southern Illinois…Started all 12 games as a sophomore at Butler County Community College…Named first-team All-Jayhawk Conference and first-team All-Region VI…Started final six games as a freshman…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Topeka (Kan.) High School…Played center and defensive tackle...As a senior, was a first-team All-Centennial League selection at center…Named second-team All-Centennial League as a center during junior year…Also played basketball…Active in the community, assisting with the OAL Elite Youth Football Camp and participating in the NFL London Play 60 event.