Signed by Raiders as non-drafted free agent, May 4, 2012.
At a glance
2013: Started nine games at LG and one at RG and helped pave the way for an offense that posted 333.8 yards per game...(9/8) at Ind.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for a rushing attack that totaled 171 yards on the ground. (9/15) vs. Jac.: Started at LG and helped the offense post 226 rushing yards in the victory...(9/23) at Den. and (9/29) vs. Was.: Was inactive due to an ankle injury...(10/6) vs. SD: Started at LG and helped the Raiders post 104 rushing yards...(10/13) at KC: Started at LG and helped the Silver and Black rush for over 100 yards for the third-consecutive game...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for the offense to total three TDs in the victory...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Started at LG and helped the the team total 560 yards of total offense...(11/10) at NYG: Started at LG and helped pave the way for the offense to post 107 rushing yards...(11/17) at Hou.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for RB Rashad Jennings to rush for 150 yards...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Started at LG and helped Jennings post 122 total yards, his fourth-straight game with 100-or-more total yards...(11/28) at Dal.: Rotated in at RG and saw action on special teams...(12/8) at NYJ: Started at RG and was part of a line that helped the offense rushed for 150 yards against the league’s top-ranked run defense...(12/15) vs. KC: Saw action at RG for an injured G Mike Brisiel...(12/22) at SD: Saw action at LG in relief of G Khalif Barnes...(12/29) vs. Den.: Saw action on offense.
2012: Inactive for the season’s first 15 games, played in one contest, the season-finale…Saw action on 26 offensive snaps…One of two undrafted rookies (Rod Streater) to make the Raiders’ season-opening roster, played in all four preseason games…An under-the-radar prospect, signed by Raiders after an injury shortened his senior year…(12/30) at SD: Made his NFL debut, getting 26 plays at right guard while alternating with fellow rookie Tony Bergstrom; helped protect Terrelle Pryor in his first NFL start, shutting out a Chargers defense that had piled up 11 sacks the week before.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Pittsburgh, seeing action in 40 career games with 33 starts…Made starts at both guard and tackle during collegiate career…Started eight contests as a senior…Made five starts at right guard before suffering an injury and missing five games…As a junior, played in 13 contests with 12 starts…Started first three games of the season at right tackle before shifting to right guard…As a sophomore, started all 13 games at right tackle…Part of a line that helped Dion Lewis rush for 1,799 yards, the second-highest single-season total in program history…Played in six games as a reserve during freshman season…Studied administration of justice.
PERSONAL: Attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pa. …Earned Parade All-America, PrepStar Dream Team and SuperPrep All-America honors…Selected to play in 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Rated one of the top 50 players in the country by PrepStar (No. 22), Scout (No. 28), Rivals (No. 39) and SuperPrep (No. 43)…A two-time first-team Associated Press all-state selection, was rated Pennsylvania’s No. 3 overall prospect by Rivals, Scout and Keystone Recruiting…Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect on Scout’s East Top-100 list…Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year…As a senior defensive lineman, compiled 67 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown…Led team to a 16-0 record in final year and helped program to a 55-5 record in four varsity seasons…Selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic…Also lettered in basketball.