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  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST Meet Greg Townsend Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Arden Fair on Monday, December 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST Toys for Tots

    From 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 22, LB Khalil Mack, DE Justin Tuck, DTs Antonio Smith and Justin Ellis, and CB TJ Carrie will help the U.S. Marines collect toy donations (valued at $20 or more) in exchange for autographs at the Southland Mall Raider Image in Hayward, Calif.

    Monetary donations will also be accepted.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM PST Raiders Press Conference LIVE Raiders Head Coach Tony Sparano and QB Derek Carr are scheduled to address the media. Watch LIVE online.
  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST Silver and Black Show Week 17 The 2014 Week 17 edition of The Silver and Black Show will air on KTVU FOX 2 Saturday, December 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST Silver and Black Show The 2014 edition of The Silver and Black Show will air weekly on KICU TV 36 Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Menelik Watson
T #71
Florida State

Quick Stats (2014):

Career Stats
TOTAL 17 12
2014 OAK 12 9
2013 OAK 5 3
Recent Games
1 @NYJ L 14-19
2 HOU L 14-30
3 @NE L 9-16
4 MIA L 14-38
6 SD L 28-31
7 ARI L 13-24
8 @CLE L 13-23
9 @SEA L 24-30
10 DEN L 17-41
11 @SD L 6-13
12 KC W 24-20
13 @STL L 0-52
14 SF W 24-13
15 @KC L 13-31
16 BUF W 26-24

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 26, 2013.

Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 26, 2013.


  • Appeared in five games and started three games as a rookie in 2013.
  • Attended Florida State, Saddleback College and Marist College, playing football at Florida State and Saddleback and basketball at Marist.
  • Named honorable-mention All-ACC after playing in 13 games with 12 starts as a senior at Florida State.
  • An avid fan of Manchester City Football Club in his native England.

2013: Was inactive due to injury for the first seven games...Made his NFL debut in Week 9 vs. Philadelphia, seeing action at RT...Started his first NFL game in Week 10 at NYG...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Made his NFL debut, filling in for the injured T Matt McCants at RT...Helped the offense total 560 yards of offense, the third-highest mark in Raiders history...(11/10) at NYG: Made his first NFL start at RT, helping Oakland rush for 107 yards...(11/17) at Hou.: Started the game as an extra offensive lineman and rotated in at RT throughout...Helped QB Matt McGloin post a 105.9 QB rating in his first-career start...(12/8) at NYJ: Saw action as an extra offensive lineman and was part of a line that helped the offense rush for 150 yards against the league’s top-ranked rush defense...(12/15) vs. KC: Saw action as an extra offensive lineman and was part of a line that did not allow a sack.

COLLEGE: Played final collegiate season at Florida State, completing a unique journey that included stops at Saddleback Junior College in Mission Viejo, Calif., and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. …Played 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 with 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, Raider 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…Majored in general studies. 

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 travelling team, serving as team captain.

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