Signed by Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent, Jan. 14, 2012…Waived by Steelers, Aug. 31, 2012…Re-signed by Steelers to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2012…Signed by Steelers to active roster, Nov. 15, 2012…Waived by Steelers, Nov. 20, 2012…Re-signed by Steelers to practice squad, Nov. 23, 2012…Re-signed by Steelers to active roster, Dec. 26, 2012…Waived by Steelers, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013...Signed by Raiders to active roster, Dec. 7, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Young linebacker enters his first training camp with the Raiders…Played with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 before joining the Raiders’ practice squad in September 2013…Has appeared in five career games, seeing action on special teams.
2013: Was in training camp with Pittsburgh before being signed to the Raiders’ practice squad on Sept. 2...Saw action in four games, all on special teams...(12/8) at NYJ: Made Raiders debut, playing on special teams...Combined with CB Chimdi Chekwa for a special teams tackle on kickoff coverage...(12/15) vs. KC: Recorded a tackle on kickoff coverage in the third quarter.
2012 (with Pit.): Saw action in one contest on special teams, and recorded his first career tackle...Was inactive for the season finale...Spent 14 weeks on the team’s practice squad...(11/18) vs. Bal.: Saw action on special teams in his first career game and recorded his first career tackle.
2011: Out of football.
COLLEGE: Started 49 games over his career at South Carolina State...Finished career with more than 300 tackles, 30 TFLs, 10 sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...In 2010, started all 12 games after missing the entire 2009 season recovering from a wrist injury...Recorded his first-career defensive TD when he returned an interception 40 yards…Missed the entire 2009 season due to a wrist injury…In 2008, started all 13 games...Tied the team-high with 88 tackles...Led the team with 11 TFLs and tied for second with five sacks...Named second-team All-MEAC…In 2007, saw action in two games before injuring his elbow...Missed the remainder of the 2007 season…In 2006, started all 11 games...Recorded 43 tackles, two TFLs, one sack and two interceptions…In 2005, Started all 11 games...Recorded 63 tackles, nine TFLs, two sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Majored in physical activity management.
PERSONAL: Attended Lamar (S.C.) High School...Was an anchor on the defense that guided his team to three consecutive Class A state championships...Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a senior...Was also on track and field teams that won three state championships...Lettered in basketball.
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