Signed by Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent, May 10, 2013…Waived by Texans, Aug. 2, 2013…Signed by Indianapolis Colts, Aug. 13, 2013…Waived by Colts, Aug. 25, 2013…Signed by Buffalo Bills to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Bills to active roster, Sept. 10, 2013…Waived by Bills, Oct. 8, 2013…Re-signed by Bills to practice squad, Oct. 10, 2013…Released by Bills from practice squad, Nov. 19, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Dec. 17, 2013…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
2013: Made stops with the Texans, Colts and Bills before signing with the Raiders in December…Appeared in four games with Bills, playing primarily on special teams.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Michigan State, starting 39-of-54 games…Finished with 157 tackles, 35 passes defensed, including 11 interceptions…Was a three-time All-Big Ten selection (2010-12)…Ranked fourth in school history in interception return yards (230), fifth in passes defensed (35), 10th in interceptions (11) and 11th in pass break-ups (24)…First-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches after starting 12 games as a senior, collecting 35 tackles and tying for the team lead with three interceptions…Was an All-Big Ten first-team selection by the coaches during his junior season, finishing with 51 tackles, three interceptions and 3.0 sacks…Was an All-Big Ten second-team selection by the league’s coaches as a sophomore after starting all 13 games…Granted a medical redshirt for the 2009 season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury three games into the season…Saw action in 12 games (two starts) as a true freshman, collecting 21 tackles (15 solo) and tied for second on the team with two interceptions.
PERSONAL: Was a four-year starter at Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio…Earned all-city and team MVP honors as a senior after recording 115 tackles and three interceptions and accounting for 1,800 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns…Named first-team all-district and all-city after intercepting six passes, accounting for 2,200 all-purpose yards and 13 total touchdowns (three on returns)…Returned nine punts for scores as a sophomore, including three in a game vs. Central Hower…Also participated in basketball and track.
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson joins the set of The Silver and Black Show to settle the most pressing question of the season: Who has more swag, Jack Del Rio or Sean Smith?
Head Coach Jack Del Rio joins the set of The Silver and Black Show to talk about defensive improvement and receiver Michael Crabtree.