Selected by Oakland Raiders in the 6th round (184th overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
At a glance
COLLEGE: Played three years at Tennessee after transferring from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif....Played in 37 games with 35 starts at Tennessee, totaling 76 receptions for 1,018 yards and six touchdowns...Became the second tight end in program history to finish his career with over 1,000 receiving yards, ranking second behind Reggie Harper (1,141)...As a senior, ranked third on team with 36 catches for 562 yards and five touchdowns...Named first-team All-SEC by the conference coaches...Named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's top tight end...Set school record with 562 receiving yards, snapping the previous mark of 493 yards set by Jason Witten in 2002...Hauled in a career-long 62-yard reception at Georgia...Recorded career highs with 10 catches for 129 yards and a 21-yard touchdown reception vs. Missouri...Started 12 games as a junior, recording 29 catches for 344 yards and one touchdown...Ranked second on the team in receptions and yards...Had six catches for 54 yards vs. Cincinnati...Made five catches for 71 yards and scored first career touchdown on an 18-yard reception at Florida...Totaled 85 yards on five receptions vs. Georgia...Started 13 games in first season at Tennessee...Recorded 11 receptions for 112 yards...Totaled three receptions for 29 yards at Memphis...Caught 32 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games at College of the Canyons...Ranked second on team in receiving...Majored in communication studies.
PERSONAL: Attended Birmingham High School in Valencia, Calif....Ranked as the No. 39 tight end and No. 94 overall prospect in California as a senior by Rivals.com...Rated the No. 76 overall prospect by Scout.com...Totaled 21 receptions for 210 yards with three touchdowns as a senior...Helped team with league title with a 13-1 record, as well as a fourth-place state ranking...Sister, Naya, is an actress and currently stars on the hit television show, Glee.
Raiders TE Mychal Rivera talks about QB Matt McGloin's successful first start and states his case for this week's "Dancing with the Starters."
Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera catches a perfect pass from quarterback Matt McGloin for 26-yard touchdown reception against the Houston Texans.
Jeanette Thompson chats with rookie TE Mychal Rivera, who scored his first NFL TD this past Sunday, and his sister Naya, who stars on the hit TV show Glee.
Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera joins "NFL AM" to talk his first NFL touchdown, quarterback Terrelle Pryor and who's the better dancer, him or his sister Naya Rivera.