The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Signed by Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, May 14, 2012…Waived by Cowboys, Aug. 31, 2012…Re-signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2012…Signed by Oakland Raiders from Cowboys practice squad, Dec. 4, 2012…Re-signed by Raiders as exclusive rights free agent, March 5, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Versatile back enters his second training camp with the Raiders…Key contributor on all special teams units…Played in all 16 games in 2013…The Raiders signed him off the Cowboys’ practice squad late in 2012…Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Dallas…Career totals include 19 games played with one start, three rushes for six yards, and seven receptions for 63 yards.
2013: Saw action in 16 games, primarily on special teams...Spelled FB Marcel Reece at fullback, making seven catches for 63 yards...Finished third on the team with eight special teams tackels…(9/8) at Ind.: Saw action at fullback and on special teams...(9/29) vs. Was.: Served as the team’s primary FB when Reece left the game with a knee injury and did not return...Rushed once for four yards and hauled in one pass for 11 yards...Both the carry and reception he totaled in the game were career firsts...(10/6) vs. SD: Caught two passes for a career-high 15 yards during his action at FB...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw action at FB and on special teams...Posted two catches for 27 yards, including a 25-yarder in the second quarter to set up a Raiders FG...(12/8) at NYJ: Made his first-career start at FB as Reece moved to RB...Hauled in two catches for 10 yards.
2012 (with Dal. and Oak.): Played in three games…Signed to the 53-man roster from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad Dec. 4…(12/16) vs. KC: Made his NFL debut on the opening kickoff, then played several snaps as a fullback.
COLLEGE: Played two years at North Texas, seeing action in 19 games as a wide receiver…Recorded eight receptions for 88 yards…As a senior, caught two passes for nine yards, while helping team rush for 1,829 yards…As a junior, played in 11 games and totaled six catches for 79 yards…Had a 30-yard catch on a third-down pass that set up a touchdown vs. Kansas State…Recorded two receptions for 22 yards vs. Louisiana-Lafayette…Played two seasons at El Camino Junior College, the same school that Raiders FB Marcel Reece attended, in Torrance, Calif. …As a sophomore, had 11 catches for 276 yards and three TDs, including an 80-yard grab, helping the team to a conference title…As a freshman, totaled four receptions for 59 yards in four games.
PERSONAL: Attended three total high schools in Northern and Southern California…Finished as a standout performer at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High School…Also prepped at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., and St. Ignatius Prep in San Francisco…Brother, Millicent, played at De La Salle High School and started at quarterback for Columbia…Father, Benjamin, was an athlete at the University of San Francisco…Visited the Oakland Children’s Hospital in April 2013 and attended various hospital visits and Play 60 events throughout 2013.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr ends this drive with a bang, finding fullback Jamize Olawale for a goal-line touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills.