Selected by Oakland Raiders in seventh round (209th overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
2013: Played in 10 games – including two starts – 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 to date, 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 field-goal drive...(10/13) at KC: Posted one catch for five yards...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw action at WR 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 touchdown receptions…Played in 36 games in three years at USC…Appeared in 11 games as a junior, catching 12 passes for 150 yards…Had three receptions for 27 yards in season-opener vs. Minnesota…Posted three receptions for 25 yards at Arizona State…Had a season-long 36-yard grab vs. Washington…Played in 12 games as a sophomore…Caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown…Had a 7-yard touchdown reception at Washington State…Hauled in a 25-yard pass at Stanford…Recorded two catches for 18 yards vs. California and totaled a season-high three receptions for 49 yards vs. Arizona State…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 touchdowns…Had a 29-yard touchdown reception vs. Washington State…Had two catches for 27 yards at California and two grabs for 32 yards at Notre Dame…Started vs. Stanford and set career bests with six receptions for 96 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown catch…Majored in public policy, management and planning at USC.
PERSONAL: Attended Norcross (Ga.) High School…Had 1,186 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns 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 touchdowns as a junior…Father, Bobby, was an All-American corner back 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)…Was an active participant in the community in 2013, 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.
Raiders WR Brice Butler, RB Latavius Murray, the Raiderettes and Raider Rusher teamed up with the California Milk Advisory Board for a Fuel Up to Play 60 event at Madison Park Academy in Oakland.