The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 16, 2014…Played four years at Delaware, seeing action in 48 career games with 23 starts…Two-year starter at tackle…Led team to a 31-18 record and an appearance in the 2010 NCAA FCS Championship Game…Started all 12 games at left tackle as a senior…Anchored an offense that ranked among the top units in the Colonial Athletic Association…Team ranked second in scoring (32.8 ppg.), third in passing (240.0 ypg.), third in sacks allowed (18) and fourth in rushing (177.0 ypg.)…Named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Game for his performance vs. Rhode Island…Played in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Game…Moved into starting role at left tackle as a junior, starting all 11 games…One of three offensive linemen to start every game for Delaware…Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore, seeing action as a reserve offensive tackle…Did not start a game but shared tackle duties…Helped offense rank fifth in CAA in rushing (165.5 ypg.) and scoring (25.8 ppg.)…Appeared in all 15 games as a freshman…Played primarily on special teams…Saw reserve duty on offensive line in four games…Helped team post a 12-3 record and advance to the NCAA FCS Championship Game…Majored in history education…Attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, N.Y. …Helped team become “A” Division finalists in 2008 and helped team to first Turkey Bowl championship in 28 years…Served as team captain as a senior…Earned All-Borough, all-city and all-league honors…Did not play football until junior season…Served as team captain of the basketball team…First name is pronounced “EARL.”
Raiders General manager Reggie McKenzie and Head Coach Jack Del Rio addressed the assembled media in the auditorium of the team's Alameda, Calif., facility to discuss the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft.