Signed by Raiders as non-drafted free agent, May 4, 2012...Placed on injured reserve, Aug. 31, 2012.
At a glance
2013: Led NFL in punting (48.9 avg.) in first full season...Gross punting average tied for the third-highest in franchise history (Shane Lechler; 2007)...Posted a 41.1 net average, also tied for third-highest in team annals (Shane Lechler; 2007)... Punted 84 times for 4,107 yards, recording 11 touchbacks and placing 23 punts inside the 20-yard line...(9/8) at Ind.: Made NFL debut, punting twice for 101 yards (50.5 avg.)...Had a long punt of 53 yards for a touchback in the second quarter...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Totaled four punts for 192 yards (48.0 avg.)...Booted a 58-yard punt...(9/23) at Den.: Punted six times for 315 yards, including a season-long 66-yard effort...(9/29) vs. Was.: Produced a solid all-around performance, punting seven times for 314 yards (44.9 avg.) and pinning Washington inside the 20-yard line three times...(10/6) vs. SD: Punted six times for 297 yards (49.5 avg.)...Booted a 64-yard punt in the fourth quarter...(10/13) at KC: Established season-highs with eight punts for 414 yards (51.8 avg.)...Boomed his third punt of 60 or more yards this season, punting a 64-yarder in the second quarter...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Matched a season high with eight punts...Placed two efforts inside the 20-yard line...Posted first career special teams tackle...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Punted seven times for 315 yards, averaging 45 yards per effort...Recorded a tackle on special teams for the second straight game, forcing PR DeSean Jackson out of bounds in the second quarter and drawing a face-mask penalty on the play...(11/10) at NYG: Punted five times, averaging 50.8 yards per effort...Had first career punt blocked in the first quarter...Had three punts land inside the 20-yard line...(11/17) at Hou.: Set season highs with 11 punts for 540 yards (49.1 avg.)...Placed a season-high four punts inside the 20-yard line and booted three punts of 60 or more yards (64, 62 and 63)...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Punted twice for 95 yards (47.5 avg.)...(11/28) at Dal.: Punted five times for 265 yards, averaging 53 yards per effort...Placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...(12/8) at NYJ: Punted twice for 85 yards, placing one inside the 20-yard line...(12/15) vs. KC: Punted just once, booting a 48-yarder in the fourth quarter...(12/22) at SD: Posted a season-high 54.2 punting average, booting five punts for 271 yards...Placed two punts inside the 20-yard line...Had a long punt of 63 yards...(12/29) vs. Den.: Punted five times for 229 yards (45.8 avg.)...Placed two punts inside the 20-yard line.
2012: Spent the entire 2012 regular season on injured reserve due to a foot injury suffered late in preseason...Saw considerable action early in preseason while Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler recovered from off-season knee surgery...Averaged 43.5 yards on eight punts with 32.8 net average per attempt in two preseason contests and placed two punts inside-the-20...Boomed long punt of 71 yards (8/17) and had a 61-yarder versus Dallas (8/13).
COLLEGE: Played four years at Fort Valley State and earned All-First Team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a senior...Invited to the National College Elite Kicking Camp...Ranked as No. 5 punter in Division II after senior year...As a senior, punted 60 times for 2,582 yards (43.0 avg.)...Booted an 80-yard punt at the HBCU All-Star Bowl Game...Placed 21 punts inside the 20-yard line...Had nine touchbacks...Ranked 13th in the nation in net punting yardage...Had 16 punts travel 50 or more yards...As a junior, punted 54 times for 2,144 (39.7 avg.)...Had a season-long 64-yard punt...Placed 17 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line...Ranked as the No. 4 punter in Division II...Averaged 39 yards per punt as a sophomore...Finished freshman season with a 41-yard punting average.
PERSONAL: Born in Macon, Ga., and attended Rutland High School in his hometown...Began playing football as a wide receiver his sophomore year of high school...Did not punt until junior year of high school.