Selected by Oakland Raiders in the sixth round (205th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Third-year defensive tackle enters his third season with the Silver and Black…Has played in 26 games with five starts for the Raiders, amassing 31 tackles (18 solo), 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery…Played in 11 games last season and was inactive for the other five…Appeared in a career-high 15 games as a rookie, starting five of the final seven games at nose tackle…Entered the league as one of the Raiders’ four sixth-round picks in 2013.
2014: Played in 11 games, posting five tackles (three solo) in his second season...Inactive for the final five games of the year...(9/7) at NYJ: Credited with one solo tackle...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Played in a reserve role on the defensive line...(9/21) at NE: Saw action on the defensive line...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Played in the defensive line rotation...(10/12) vs. SD: Rotated in on defense...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Saw limited snaps on defense...(10/26) at Cle.: Played primarily on special teams...(11/2) at Sea.: Saw increased snaps on defense, assisting on one tackle...(11/9) vs. Den.: Notched one solo stop...(11/16) at SD: Posted one solo tackle...(11/20) vs. KC: Assisted on one stop.
2013: Made significant contributions in his rookie year...Played in 15 games, starting five of the final seven games at nose tackle...Posted 26 tackles (15 solo) with 0.5 sacks and one fumble recovery...(9/8) at Ind.: Made NFL debut in a reserve role...Posted one solo tackle...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Recorded two tackles (one)...(9/23) at Den.: Played in a reserve role on the defensive line, notching two tackles (one)...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Earned first career sack, sharing a third-quarter sack with LB Sio Moore, dropping QB Ben Roethlisberger for a 9-yard loss...(11/10) at NYG: Saw increased action at nose tackle...Notched two tackles (one)...(11/17) at Hou.: Made first career start at nose tackle...Pressured QB Case Keenum in the end zone, forcing a first-quarter INT by LB Nick Roach...Totaled a season-high three tackles (two)...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Started second straight game, posting two tackles (one)...(12/8) at NYJ: Started fourth straight game and assisted on two tackles...(12/15) vs. KC: Recovered first career fumble, pouncing on a loose ball following a fourth-quarter strip-sack of QB Alex Smith by DE Jason Hunter...Added two solo tackles...(12/22) at SD: Started at nose tackle and posted three tackles (one)...(12/29) vs. Den.: Recorded three tackles (two), including a third-quarter stop of RB Montee Ball for a 1-yard loss.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Oklahoma, seeing action in 34 games with 15 starts…Totaled 63 tackles (29 solo), 2.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss…As a senior, played in six contests, recording 14 tackles (six) and one sack…Added 2.5 tackles for loss…Member of the defensive tackle rotation as a junior, playing in 12 games with four starts…Totaled 22 tackles (eight) and 1.5 sacks…Credited with 3.5 tackles for a loss…Made first start of the year vs. Texas Tech and recorded four tackles and one sack…As a sophomore, recorded career highs with 14 games played and 11 starts…Established career bests with 26 tackles (15) and 3.5 tackles for loss…Racked up eight tackles vs. Air Force…Posted a career-high two tackles for a loss at Cincinnati…Saw action in two games as a reserve defensive line as a redshirt freshman…Majored in human relations.
PERSONAL: Attended Muskogee (Okla.) High School…Selected to the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman all-state teams…Named Defensive Player of the Year by the Muskogee Phoenix…Totaled 160 tackles, 38 tackles for loss and 13 sacks for his career…Added six INTs and 21 passes defensed…As a senior, recorded 98 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss and six sacks…Also registered two INTs, eight passes defensed and three forced fumbles…Ranked the No. 2 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and No. 8 defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com…Ranked No. 11 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com…Named No. 15 defensive lineman in the nation by ESPN and the No. 86 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com.