The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in seventh round (230th overall) of 2012 NFL Draft, April 28, 2012.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Penn State and did not miss a game, playing in all 52 games from 2008-11…As a senior, played in 13 games and started nine – the season’s final nine contests – and ranked third on the team with 80 tackles…Had 5½ tackles for loss and two sacks…Also totaled five passes defensed and two fumble recoveries…As a junior, played in every game and made seven starts…Ranked third on team with 73 tackles, with 6½ tackles for loss and two sacks…Also had one interception, a forced fumble and four pass breakups…Had a team-high 10 tackles against Indiana…Matched that total against Michigan State and added a forced fumble…Named Academic All-Big for the third time…As a sophomore, totaled 31 tackles and first career interception …Played in every game as a freshman…Recorded 21 tackles and blocked two punts…Sociology major.
PERSONAL: Attended State College Area (Pa.) High School…Rated among the nation’s top 10 defensive end/outside linebacker prospects in 2006…Named Pennsylvania Defensive Player of the Year and the Mid-Penn Defensive MVP as a senior…Selected first-team Associated Press all-state as a junior and senior…Made 60 tackles with eight sacks as a senior…Added 91 career receptions as a tight end and wide receiver…Had 39 catches for 624 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior…A Big-33 selection in 2007…Led team to 2006 Pennsylvania Class AAAA state semifinals…Was a two-year starter in both basketball and lacrosse…Brother, Jonathan, played in 30 NFL games from 2009-10 with the Buffalo Bills…Uncle, Jeff Hostetler, played quarterback for the Raiders from 1993-96 and also played for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins…Volunteered with the Biletnikoff Golf Tournament for Take a Stand during June 2012.
The Raiders community relations staff and six players hosted a tour of the team's facility and the USS Hornet aircraft carrier museum to kick off Memorial Day Weekend.