Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, April 29, 2013…Waived by Raiders, Aug. 31, 2013…Re-signed by Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2013.
AT A GLANCE:
CAREER: Physical tight end enters his third season with the Raiders after spending his entire rookie season on the team’s practice squad in 2013...Made his NFL debut in the 2014 season opener as a reserve…Has appeared in 12 games with three starts…Totaled six receptions for 35 yards with one TD before having his season cut short due to a concussion in Week 13…Finished the year on the reserve/injured list.
2014: Appeared in 12 games with three starts, totaling six receptions for 35 yards (5.8 avg.) with one TD…Also notched four tackles and a forced fumble on special teams…Missed the final four games of the season due to a concussion suffered in Week 13 at St. Louis…Placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec. 24...(9/7) at NYJ: Made NFL debut as a reserve in the season opener...Caught his first career pass for 12 yards in the second quarter...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Saw significant action on offense and special teams...(9/21) at NE: Hauled in a 7-yard reception in the first quarter...Also appeared on special teams...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Caught his first career TD pass, a 3-yard toss from QB Derek Carr, on the game’s opening drive…(10/19) vs. Ari.: Recorded one reception for four yards...Added two special teams tackles...(10/26) at Cle.: Saw action on offense as a reserve and on special teams...(11/2) at Sea.: Made his first career start at tight end...(11/9) vs. Den.: Started and caught one pass for five yards...(11/16) at SD: Notched one reception for four yards...(11/20) vs. KC: Started at tight end in the team’s first victory of the season...(11/30) at StL.: Played five snaps on offense and saw action on special teams.
2013: Spent the entire 2013 season on the Raiders’ practice squad after being waived by the team in training camp.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Bemidji State, seeing action in 43 career games…Totaled 112 career receptions for 1,431 yards and 15 TDs…Played in 10 games as a senior, catching 25 passes for 343 yards and three TDs…Named team captain…As a junior, started all 11 games and led team in receptions (35) and reception yards (483)…Earned Daktronics All-American second-team offense, D2Football.com All-American honorable mention, Datroniks, Inc. Super Region No. 3 first-team and All-NSIC first-team honors…Played in 11 games with seven starts as a sophomore…Totaled 28 receptions for 351 yards and three TDs…Ranked second on team in receptions and average yards per game (31.9)…Earned All-NSIC first-team honors…Named to ESPN the Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America College Division Academic All-District Second Team…As a freshman, led the team with 24 receptions for 254 yards and seven TDs…Named All-NSIC honorable mention…Also on track and field team as a thrower…Placed third at NSIC Indoor Championships and fourth at the Outdoor Championships…Majored in business administration.
PERSONAL: Attended Spring Lake Park High School in Blaine, Minn. …Captain as a senior...Named all-conference and earned all-state accolades in 2007…Also participated in wrestling and track and field…Captained the wrestling team for two seasons…An all-conference thrower in track and field…Conference champion in the shot put and received all-state honors in both the shot put and discus…Active in the community, participating in multiple community events including the NFL Play 60 Character Camp and Clorox Clean Classrooms…Dedicated time to promoting breast cancer awareness with the American Cancer Society…Last name is pronounced LEE-in-hart.