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 an exclusive rights free agent, March 5, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Versatile back enters his third training camp with the Raiders…Key contributor on all special teams units…Played in all 16 games in 2013 and 2014…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 35 games played with one start, five rushes for six yards (1.2 avg.), and 12 receptions for 81 yards (6.8 avg.) and two TDs.
2014: Contributed on offense and special teams in all 16 games...Finished with five receptions for 18 yards (3.6 avg.) and two TDs…Caught 1-yard TD passes from QB Derek Carr in each of the season’s final two contests...Added seven solo tackles on special teams…Also contributed a forced fumble on special teams…(9/7) at NYJ: Played in the season opener against the Jets, seeing action primarily on special teams...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Saw action at fullback and on special teams in the home opener...(9/21) at NE: Caught his first pass of the season, a 4-yard reception from Carr...Saw significant action on special teams...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Made first rushing attempt of the season for no gain...(10/12) vs. SD: Played 10 snaps on offense and saw action on special teams...Caught one pass for five yards...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Saw most extensive action of the season with FB Marcel Reece inactive due to injury...Caught one pass for a 7-yard gain...(10/26) at Cle.: Returned to his reserve role supporting Reece...Rushed one time for no gain...Forced a fumble on special teams…(11/2) at Sea.: Saw extensive action on special teams and played six snaps on offense...(11/20) vs. KC: Saw action on offense and special teams...Served as the lead blocker during much of the Raiders’ game-winning drive, helping Reece total 30 rushing yards on the team’s go-ahead possession...(11/30) at StL.: Played primarily on special teams, seeing two snaps on offense...(12/14) at KC: Saw limited action on offense and contributed on special teams...Notched one special teams tackle...(12/21) vs. Buf.: Recorded his first career TD on a 1-yard pass from Carr in the fourth quarter, giving the Raiders a two-possession lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game...Contributed one special teams tackle...(12/28) at Den.: In the third quarter, caught a 1-yard TD pass for the second straight game and the second score of his career.
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 tackles…(9/8) at Ind.: Saw action at fullback and on special teams...(9/29) vs. Was.: Served as the team’s primary fullback 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 fullback...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw action at fullback 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 fullback as Reece moved to running back...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…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…Volunteered time at the Alameda County Food Bank – Fruitvale in 2014.
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.