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Selected by Seattle Seahawks in fifth round (163rd overall) of 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 16, 2008…Waived by Seahawks, Sept. 6, 2010…Signed by Philadelphia Eagles as free agent, Sept. 14, 2010…Signed by Oakland Raiders as unrestricted free agent, May 16, 2012.
CAREER: Veteran fullback and skilled receiver out of backfield, has played in 51 games with 12 starts over four NFL seasons combined with the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles…Has totaled 34 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns.
2011: Saw action in all 16 games with five starts in final season with Eagles….Totaled 6 yards on four rushing attempts and three receptions for 32 yards…Blocked for RB LeSean McCoy, who totaled 1,309 rushing yards…Helped offense set single-season franchise records in first downs (356) and total net yards (6,386)…(9/25) vs. NYG: Set a career high with four rushing attempts, for 6 yards…Added a 13-yard reception.
2010: Played in 16 games with five starts…Set a career high with 19 receptions, for 136 yards and one touchdown…(9/19) at DET: Had two catches for 19 yards…(10/3) vs. WAS: Tied a career high with three receptions and established a career best with 43 receiving yards…Also recorded a career-long 18-yard reception…(12/2) vs. HOU: Hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass…Postseason: (1/9/11) vs. GB: Saw action in reserve duty in NFC Wild Card game.
2009: Played in 15 games with one start in final season with Seahawks…Had six receptions for 21 yards…(9/27) vs. CHI: Had one catch for 10 yards…(10/4) at IND: Started at fullback…Recorded season-high two receptions…Scored first career touchdown, a 1-yard reception from Michael Vick.
2008: Played in 15 games with one start as a rookie…Totaled five rushing attempts for 21 yards…Had five receptions for 29 yards…(9/14) vs. SF: Made NFL debut…Had first career reception, for 6 yards…(11/2) vs. PHI: Made first career start, at fullback…Totaled three receptions for 10 yards…(11/9) at MIA: Set career high with 19 rushing yards, on three attempts…Also had a 6-yard reception.
COLLEGE: Played four years at West Virginia…Totaled 21 career starts, including four at tight end, during collegiate career…Rushed for 1,003 yards on 160 attempts with 13 touchdowns…Also caught 32 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns…Added 34 yards on two kickoff returns…Punted three times for 61 yards…A first-team All-American selection by the NFL Draft Report as a senior, received second-team All-Big East honors from Rivals.com…Tallied 17 blocks that resulted in WVU touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Attended Fairfax (Va.) High School…Earned unanimous all-conference and Liberty District Most Valuable Player accolades…Led conference in rushing as a senior…Also played baseball, earning all-district and all-region recognition… Given nickname Runaway Beer Truck in scoring West Virginia’s first touchdown, a 57-yard carry against No. 3 Oklahoma, on the call of the play by FOX announcer Matt Vasgersian during the Mountaineers’ Fiesta Bowl victory in January 2008.