From 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 22, the Raiders 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.
PRO: Spent 2008 on Injured Reserve after earning a spot on the active roster and receiving playing time as a rookie in 2007.
2008: Placed on Injured Reserve during preseason.
2007: Played in 14 games as a rookie…Saw action at fullback and on special teams…Caught one pass for one yard…Made three special teams tackles…(10/21) vs. KC: Recorded one special teams tackle…(10/28) @ TEN: Caught one pass for one yard…(11/25) @ KC: Helped block for RB Justin Fargas’ 139 rushing yards…Recorded one special teams tackle…(12/2) vs. DEN: Helped block for Fargas’ 146 rushing yards…(12/23) @ JAX: Helped lead the way for RB Dominic Rhodes’ 115 rushing yards…Recorded one special teams tackle…Drafted by Raiders in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE: Started 41 games at Arkansas State after making the team as a walk-on…Posted 289 rushing yards as a fullback…Received a sixth year of eligibility after successfully appealing to the NCAA due to a medical condition suffered as a freshman...Named the national Walk-On of the Year among all Division I-A players...As a senior, started nine games at fullback...Finished with 59 yards on eight carries (7.4 avg.) and caught three passes for 16 yards (5.3)...Started all 12 games as a junior...Collected 34 yards with two touchdowns on 13 carries (2.6)...Snared four passes for 47 yards (11.8) and a score...Also recorded three tackles (two solo)...Gained a career-high 146 yards on 25 carries (5.8) and caught six passes for 20 yards (3.3) and two touchdowns...Returned to football as a redshirt sophomore, starting 10 games...Finished with 11 carries for 42 yards (3.8) and two touchdowns...Caught four passes for 39 yards(9.8)...Sat out first two seasons for medical reasons…Industrial Technology major.
PERSONAL: At Stuttgart (Ark.) High School, lettered three times in football at linebacker on football team...Named all-conference as a junior and senior…Also lettered in track and field.