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Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 19, 2014…Signed by Raiders after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp in May…Played four years at Iowa State, appearing in 44 games with 20 starts…Career totals include 91 tackles, one INT, 15 passes defensed and three tackles for loss…As a senior, played in 10 games with nine starts…Posted 29 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, eight passes defensed, one INT and one forced fumble…Led team with eight passes defensed…Recorded a career-high nine tackles and notched a forced fumble vs. Iowa…Tallied four tackles and two passes defensed vs. Texas…Posted first-career INT vs. Kansas…As a junior, saw action in 10 games with nine starts…Made 41 tackles and posted seven passes defensed…Notched a then-career-high seven tackles at Oklahoma State…Matched that tackle total vs. Baylor…Made six stops against Kansas State…As a sophomore, played in all 13 games and made first-career start against Missouri…Posted 12 tackles…Had a season-high four tackles at Texas Tech…Had three stops against Texas…As a freshman, played in 11 games and netted nine tackles…Posted four stops against Kansas…Redshirted as a true freshman…Majored in liberal studies…Attended Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla. …An all-state honoree…Earned all-county and all-Central Florida honors…Led team to an 8-4 record as a senior…Recorded 83 tackles and two INTs…Had 597 yards of total offense and six TDs as a running back…As a junior, helped team to a state runner-up finish with a 15-1 record…Recorded 100 tackles and was named all-conference and all-county as a junior…Played in the Central Florida All-Star game.
The Raiders have many defensive linemen who can play multiple positions. Head Coach Dennis Allen says this gives the team much-needed flexibility.
Head Coach Dennis Allen spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice as the Raiders make their final preparations for Friday night's game at Green Bay.