Selected by Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
Career: Explosive wide receiver enters third season with the Silver and Black…Saw action in career-high 15 games last season…Set new personal records in 2014 with 21 receptions for 280 yards (13.3 avg.) and two TDs…Hauled in receptions of 45-plus yards in back-to-back games (Oct. 12, 2014 and Oct. 19, 2014 vs. Ari.)…Made strides as a rookie in 2013, appearing in 10 games with two starts…Career totals include 25 games played, two starts, 30 receptions for 383 yards (12.8 avg.) and two TDs.
2014: Played in 15 games, his most in a single season, and emerged as an explosive threat with 21 receptions for 280 yards (13.3 avg.) and two TDs...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Saw first action of the season, entering the game as a reserve receiver...Recorded his first catch of the season for -2 yards in the third quarter...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Made two 15-yard receptions, both for first downs, in the second half against the Dolphins...Finished with two catches for 30 yards...(10/12) vs. SD: Tied single-game high with three receptions and set a new personal best with 64 receiving yards (21.3 avg.)...Caught a pass from QB Derek Carr over the middle and outraced the Chargers secondary for a 47-yard TD reception, his first career TD...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Set a new career long with his lone reception of the day, a 55-yarder from Carr, which moved the Raiders inside the red zone and led to the team’s only TD of the game...(10/26) at Cle.: Saw action as a reserve and caught one pass for nine yards...(11/2) at Sea.: In the third quarter, recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for his first second career TD, and first via a fumble, after DE Denico Autry batted down a P Jon Ryan effort...Marked his second career fumble recovery on special teams...Caught two passes for 20 yards...(11/9) vs Den.: Reached the end zone on a 5-yard TD pass from Carr...Finished with two receptions for 12 yards and one TD...(11/16) at SD: Targeted three times, finishing with one reception for 15 yards...(11/20) vs. KC: Caught two passes for 21 yards in the Raiders’ first win of the season...Had an 11-yard reception on the game-winning drive, setting up a crucial conversion on third-and-1...(11/30) at StL.: Recorded two receptions for 27 yards…(12/14) at KC: Hauled in all three passes thrown his way for 23 yards…(12/28) at Den.: Recorded one catch for six yards in the season finale.
2013: Played in 10 games, starting two, as a rookie and posted nine catches for 103 yards...(9/8) at Ind.: Made his NFL debut and hauled in one reception for eight yards...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Posted two catches for 18 yards in the 19-9 victory...(9/23) vs. Den.: Had biggest NFL game of his rookie campaign, as he started and hauled in three passes for 54 yards, including a 29-yard reception on the final drive of the first half...(9/29) vs. Was.: Hauled in one catch for six yards, a third-down conversion on Oakland’s first-quarter scoring drive...(10/6) vs. SD: Recorded one catch, a 20-yarder to convert a third-and-14 on the Raiders’ fourth-quarter FG drive...(10/13) at KC: Posted one catch for five yards...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams...Recovered WR Jacoby Ford’s fumble on a punt return to retain possession.
COLLEGE: Played one year at San Diego State after transferring from USC…Was eligible to play right away as a senior instead of redshirting because he had already earned his bachelor’s degree…As a senior, played in 13 games and ranked second on the team with 24 catches for 347 yards…Also ranked second on the team with four TD receptions…Played in 36 games in three years at USC…Appeared in 11 games as a junior, catching 12 passes for 150 yards…Played in 12 games as a sophomore…Caught nine passes for 112 yards and one TD…Played in 13 games with one start as a redshirt freshman…Earned ESPN.com Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors…Totaled 20 receptions for 292 yards and two TDs…Majored in public policy, management and planning at USC.
PERSONAL: Attended Norcross (Ga.) High School…Had 1,186 receiving yards and 15 TDs as a senior in 2007…Earned SuperPrep All-American, PrepStar All-American, ESPN 150, SuperPrep Elite 50, PrepStar Dream Team, SuperPrep All-Dixie, PrepStar All-Southeast and Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 honors…Totaled 35 receptions for 680 yards and nine TDs as a junior…Has been an active participant in community events since joining the team, taking part in various activities throughout the Bay Area, including the American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge where Raiders players participated in classroom activities that emphasized physical activity with students and teachers…Participated in numerous school visits advocating for healthy living and exercise…Participated in team hospital visits, the Fuel Up to Play 60 event and the Holiday Hat Drive last season…Father, Bobby, was an All-American cornerback at Florida State in 1980 and played 12 years in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons (1981-92)…Brother, Benton, played basketball at Fordham (2007-10).