The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Buffalo Bills in second round (55th overall), April 23, 2005…Signed first contract, July 30, 2005…Placed on injured reserve (wrist), Nov. 8, 2010…Placed on injured reserve (ankle), Sept. 20, 2011…Signed by San Diego Chargers as unrestricted free agent, April 11, 2012…Terminated by Chargers, Aug. 27, 2012...Signed by Oakland Raiders as free agent, Aug. 28, 2012.
CAREER: Explosive return specialist was signed by Raiders shortly after being released by Chargers in preseason…Played seven seasons (2005-11) with the Buffalo Bills prior to signing with San Diego…Has played in 77 career games, recording 134 receptions for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns…Also returned 135 punts for 1,622 yards (12.0 avg.) with three touchdowns, and returned 29 kickoffs for 685 yards (23.6 avg.)…Became first player in NFL history to return punts for scores in back-to-back Kickoff Weekend games, doing so in 2007 and 2008…Led the NFL in punt-return average in 2007 (15.3) and 2008 (16.3).
2011: Had season cut to just two games…(9/18) vs. OAK: Suffered a season-ending ankle injury…Placed on injured reserve on 9/20.
2010: Played in eight games, hauling in 33 passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns…Also returned 12 punts for 131 yards…(9/12) vs. MIA: Caught a 31-yard touchdown pass…(10/3) vs. NYJ: Surpassed 1,500 career punt-return yards…(10/24) at BAL: Had a career-high eight catches….(11/7) vs. CHI: Had a 14-yard touchdown catch in 75th career game…Suffered a broken wrist late in game…Placed on injured reserve on 11/8.
2009: Saw action in 12 games…Had three catches for 34 yards…Returned 24 punts for 133 yards…Added a career-high 11 kickoff returns for 258 yards (23.5 avg.)…(11/8) vs. NO: Set Bills record with 101st career punt return.
2008: Led NFL with 15.3-yard punt-return average...Added 24 receptions for 232 yards and one touchdown…Totaled 21 punt returns for 322 yards and one touchdown…(9/7) vs. SEA: Named AFC Special Teams Player of Week after team-record 120 punt-return yards, including a 63-yard touchdown return...Also became Bills’ all-time leader in punt-return yards and tied franchise record with third career punt-return TD...Became first player in NFL history with punt-return scores in back-to-back season-opening games...(9/14) at JAC: Posted a team-record fourth-straight game with return of 20-plus yards...Inactive Weeks 4-5 (thumb).
2007: Led NFL with 16.3-yard punt-return average...Set a career high with 25 receptions for 352 yards and one touchdown…Set career highs with 27 punt returns for 440 yards and one touchdown…Also had six kickoff returns for 126 yards…(9/9) vs. DEN: Had a 74-yard return for a touchdown on first return of season…(11/18) vs. NE: Hauled in a season-long 47-yard touchdown catch…(11/25) at JAC: Posted first career rushing touchdown with a 24-yard run…(12/2) at WAS: Set up game-winning field goal with a 22-yard punt return.
2006: Totaled 364 punt-return yards, third most in team history...Totaled 23 receptions for 320 yards and two touchdowns…(9/24) vs. NYJ: Had a career-high 104 yards receiving, including a career-long 51-yard touchdown catch on second play of game...(10/15) at DET: Had a 44-yard touchdown catch before leaving game with a hamstring injury…(11/26) vs. JAC: Named AFC Special Teams Player of Week after 82-yard punt-return touchdown; return tied for third longest in Bills history...Set then-team record with 104 punt-return yards...Also caught two passes for 36 yards late in game to set up game-winning field goal.
2005: Missed first six games with wrist injury...Totaled 15 catches for 148 yards and one touchdown…(10/23) at OAK: Made NFL debut…(11/13) vs. KC: Made first career start…(11/20) at SD: Had a career-high 176 yards on kickoff returns, including returns of 41 and 45 yards…(12/11) vs. NE: Had a season-long 43-yard punt return…(1/1/06) at NYJ: Had first career touchdown catch.
COLLEGE: Second-team All-ACC as a senior at Miami…Led conference with eight touchdown catches and ranked fourth with 693 receiving yards...As a senior, helped beat Virginia with 62-yard punt-return touchdown and 25-yard touchdown catch in final 7:03...Caught TD pass with 51 seconds remaining...Had a school-record 92-yard punt-return touchdown in 2003 against Boston College...Finished career with 81 catches for 1,285 yards and 11 touchdowns, tied for 10th in school history...Returned 68 punts for 900 yards (13.2 avg.) and three touchdowns, the second-most scores and fourth-most yards in school history...Redshirted in 2001...General studies major.
PERSONAL: Attended Miami (Fla.) Senior High School…Was the fourth-rated prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald…Rated 10th in the state…Led team to district title and third round of Class 6A playoffs…Passed for 2,201 yards and rushed for 613 as a senior…Earned first-team Class 6A all-state honors in 2000…As a junior, passed for 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns…Also rushed 60 times for 600 yards and six touchdowns.