Selected by Oakland Raiders in second round (42nd overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 26, 2013.
At a glance
COLLEGE: Played final collegiate season at Florida State, completing a unique odyssey that included stops at Saddleback Junior College in Mission Viejo, Calif., and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y....Played just two years of college football, lettering in basketball at Marist...As a senior at Florida State, was named honorable-mention All-ACC by conference coaches and second-team All-ACC by the NFL Draft Report...Played in 13 games and 12 starts...Allowed only one sack and was part of an offensive line yielded just 26 sacks on the season...Part of the most productive offense in school history, as the Seminoles racked up a program-record 6,591 total yards...Aided a running game that averaged 206.1 yards per contest and produced a program-record 40 rushing touchdowns...Posted 10 key blocks, including two touchdown-resulting blocks, in a 51-7 win over Boston College...In only season at Saddleback College, earned second-team All-Southern California Football Association honors...Attended Saddleback with Kyle Long, Raiders Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long's son...Helped team to an 8-3 record and blocked for an offense that averaged 470.4 total yards per game and 338.6 passing yards per contest...Attended Marist for two years, redshirting his first season on the basketball team as a freshman...Lettered during the 2010-11 season, playing in 29 games with 13 starts...Elected team captain as a forward/center, and averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game...Earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors averaging 11 points and 4.7 rebounds in games vs. Rutgers, Lehigh and Vermont...Had career highs of 15 points and eight rebounds vs. Rutgers...General studies major.
PERSONAL: Attended Burnage High School in Manchester, England...Played basketball and soccer in high school...Following high school, attended the famed Canaria Basketball Academy in Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain...Spent two seasons in Spain and also played for the Orellana traveling team, serving as team captain.
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