Selected by Oakland Raiders in the sixth round (184th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Young tight end enters his third season with the Raiders after being drafted by the team in 2013…Career totals include 32 games played with 13 starts, 96 receptions for 941 yards (9.8 avg.) and eight TDs…Set career highs in 2014 with 58 receptions and 534 yards in 16 games…Contributed significantly as a rookie in 2013, playing in all 16 games and posting 407 receiving yards on 38 catches.
2014: Played in all 16 games and made 10 starts, setting new career highs with 58 receptions and 534 yards (9.2 avg.) with four TDs...(9/7) at NYJ: Earned the start at tight end in the season opener...Caught three passes for 31 yards (10.3 avg.)...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Started at tight end and caught five passes for 31 yards (6.2 avg.)...(9/21) at NE: Posted two receptions for 11 yards (5.5 avg.)...(9/28) vs. Mia.: Totaled 10 yards on two receptions (5.0 avg.)...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Totaled one catch for 18 yards...Eclipsed the 500-yard mark for his career, becoming just the 15th Raider tight end to reach that milestone...(10/26) at Cle.: Led the team with seven receptions and 83 receiving yards (11.9 avg.)…(11/2) at Sea.: Set a career high with eight receptions and recorded his first career multi-TD game, catching two 1-yard TD passes...Finished with eight catches for 38 yards (4.8 avg.) and two TDs...(11/9) vs. Den.: Led the team with 64 receiving yards on six catches (10.7 avg.) with one TD...(11/16) at SD: Finished with three receptions for 40 yards (13.3 avg.), including a season-long 33-yarder...(12/7) vs. SF: Posted the first 100-yard performance of his career with 109 yards on seven catches (15.6 avg.) with a long of 27 yards...Marked the first 100-yard receiving game by a Raider tight end since 2012…(12/14) at KC: Started and caught seven passes for 39 yards (5.6 avg.)...Eclipsed the 500-yard mark for the season...Fourth game with seven-plus catches on the season, tied for the second most in a single season by a Raiders tight end...(12/28) at Den.: Started and caught two passes for 26 yards (13.0 avg.) in the season finale.
2013: Saw action in 16 games at tight end, starting three...Totaled 38 receptions for 407 yards (10.7 avg.) and four TDs...(9/8) at Ind.: Made his NFL debut and caught two passes for 26 yards (13.0 avg.)...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Hauled in three passes for 32 yards (10.7 avg.) in the victory...(9/23) at Den.: Caught two passes for 21 yards (10.5 avg.), including a 20-yard reception on the team’s second scoring drive...(9/29) vs. Was.: Totaled two catches for 44 yards (22.0 avg.) and a first-quarter TD that put the Raiders up 14-0...Recorded his first NFL TD when he hauled in an 18-yard TD pass from QB Matt Flynn...(10/6) vs. SD: Made his first NFL start at tight end, hauling in one catch for five yards...(10/13) at KC: Recorded two catches for 10 yards...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Led the tight ends with four receptions for 36 yards (9.0 avg.)...(11/10) at NYG: Started at tight end and hauled in two receptions for 22 yards (11.0 avg.)...(11/17) at Hou.: Hauled in five receptions for 54 yards (10.8 avg.) and a TD...Posted a 26-yard TD reception in the third quarter to give Oakland the lead for good...(11/28) at Dal.: Started at tight end and hauled in two catches for 30 yards (15.0 avg.), including a key 22-yarder on a third down to set up a TD in the second quarter...(12/8) at NYJ: Hauled in five catches for 21 yards, including a 1-yard TD on fourth down late in the fourth quarter...(12/15) vs. KC: Registered three catches for 30 yards (10.0 avg.), including a 14-yard TD in the third quarter...(12/22) at SD: Hauled in two receptions for 43 yards (21.5 avg.)...His 37-yard catch set up the Raiders’ second-quarter TD drive...(12/29) vs. Den.: Posted two catches for 23 yards (11.5 avg.).
COLLEGE: Played three years at Tennessee after transferring from the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. …Originally attended Oregon…Played in 37 games with 35 starts at Tennessee, totaling 76 receptions for 1,018 yards and six TDs…Became the second tight end in program history to finish his career with over 1,000 receiving yards, ranking second behind Reggie Harper (1,141)…As a senior, ranked third on team with 36 catches for 562 yards and five TDs…Named first-team All-SEC by the conference coaches…Named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end…Set school tight end record with 562 receiving yards, snapping the previous mark of 493 yards set by TE Jason Witten in 2002…Hauled in a career-long 62-yard reception at Georgia…Recorded career highs with 10 catches for 129 yards and a 21-yard TD reception vs. Missouri…Started 12 games as a junior, recording 29 catches for 344 yards and one TD…Ranked second on the team in receptions and yards…Started 13 games in first season at Tennessee…Recorded 11 receptions for 112 yards…Totaled three receptions for 29 yards at Memphis…Caught 32 passes for 316 yards and three TDs in 11 games at College of the Canyons…Ranked second on team in receiving…Majored in communication studies.
PERSONAL: Attended Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. …Ranked as the No. 39 tight end and No. 94 overall prospect in California as a senior by Rivals.com…Rated the No. 76 overall prospect by Scout.com…Totaled 21 receptions for 210 yards with three TDs as a senior...Helped team win league title with a 13-1 record, as well as a fourth-place state ranking.
On the heels of what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown at Denver, tight end Mychal Rivera sits down with Nicole Zaloumis for an interview.
Tight end Mychal Rivera spoke to the media in the locker room and discussed what turned out to the the game-winning TD catch at Denver.