Selected by New York Giants in the sixth round (201st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012…Waived by Giants, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Giants to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2012…Released from Giants’ practice squad, Sept. 7, 2012…Re-signed by Giants to practice squad on Sept. 17, 2012…Signed by Giants as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 2, 2013...Waived by Giants, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Sept. 7, 2013…Signed by Raiders as a restricted free agent, April 18, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Promising offensive lineman enters his first training camp with the Raiders after joining the team in September 2013…Played in 13 games and made three starts at tackle and contributed on special teams in 2013…Spent most of his rookie season on the New York Giants’ practice squad.
2013: Appeared in 13 games, with three starts, seeing action at tackle and on special teams...(9/8) at Ind.: Made his NFL debut, seeing action on special teams and as an extra offensive linemen...(10/6) vs. SD: Made his first-career NFL start at RT, helping the Raiders gain 299 total yards...(10/13) at KC: Subbed in at RT for the injured T Tony Pashos in the second half...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Started at RT and helped the offense rush for three TDs in the victory...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Started at RT and helped the offense total 560 yards before leaving the game with a toe injury...(11/24) vs. Ten. and (11/28) at Dal.: Saw action as an extra offensive lineman...(12/22) at SD and (12/29) vs. Den.: Saw action as an extra offensive lineman and on special teams.
2012 (with NYG): Spent majority of rookie season on the Giants’ practice squad after being waived at the end of training camp.
COLLEGE: Played in 47 games with 42 starts at left tackle for UAB…Two-time All-Conference USA first-team selection…Credited with 274 knockdowns and 34 touchdown-resulting blocks from 2009-11…As a senior, named All-Conference USA first team for the second consecutive season…Named the conference’s best offensive lineman by the league’s coaches…Lombardi Award nominee…Selected to play in the Senior Bowl in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. ...Started all 11 games in which he played at left tackle…Recorded 94 knockdowns and 11 touchdown-resulting blocks…As a junior, named first-team All-Conference USA…Started all 12 games at left tackle and was credited with 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and 97 knockdowns…Did not allow any sacks as the Blazers led the league and ranked tied for 15th in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (12)…As a sophomore, returned from a year of inactivity to start all 12 games at left tackle and was named All-Conference USA honorable mention…In 2008, sat out the season after being ruled academically ineligible, but was allowed to participate in practice…As a freshman, started seven games at left tackle…Made his collegiate debut as a starter against Michigan State…Majored in criminal justice.
PERSONAL: Attended Williamson High School in Mobile, Ala. …Lettered in football as a senior…Received honorable mention all-region selection by the Mobile Press-Register as a senior...Helped team advance to the class 5A state playoffs in 2006…Also played tuba in the school band.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice as the Raiders get ready to host the Buffalo Bills in the final home game of the 2014 season.
QB Derek Carr spoke to the media after Wednesday afternoon's practice as he prepares to lead the Raiders against a stout Buffalo Bills defense this Sunday in Oakland.
The Raiders spent time at Kaiser Permanente - San Leandro Medical Center, visiting patients, delivering gifts and bringing smiles to families.