Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 10, 2012.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Young wide receiver enters his third season with the Raiders…Has grown into one of the team’s most reliable receivers…Led the team in receptions (60) and receiving yards (888) in 2013, setting career highs….Totaled 39 receptions as a rookie, tied for third-most by an undrafted NFL player since 2002 and the fourth-most by a rookie in franchise history…Made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012…Career totals include 99 receptions for 1,472 yards and seven touchdowns.
2013: Appeared in 16 games, starting 14, at WR and led the team with 60 receptions and 888 receiving yards...Set career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (888) and touchdowns (four)…Added two rushes for 17 yards…(9/8) at Ind.: Started at WR and totaled five receptions for 70 yards...Added one rush for nine yards...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Started at WR and made three catches for 42 yards...Recorded a 16-yard reception on a third-and-5 to extend a drive that led to a FG...(9/23) at Den.: Hauled in three receptions for 42 yards, including a 28-yarder in the fourth quarter...(10/6) vs. SD: Totaled three receptions for 56 yards and one TD, his first of the season...His 44-yard TD reception from QB Terrelle Pryor came on the team’s first play from scrimmage...(10/27) vs. Pit.: Started at WR and totaled a team-high four catches for 45 yards...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Started at WR and recorded 98 yards receiving - which led the team - on five receptions...Posted a season-long 66-yard catch-and-run to set up a FG...(11/17) at Hou.: Hauled in six receptions for 84 yards and one TD in the victory...Posted a 16-yard TD reception in the first quarter to give Oakland a 14-0 advantage...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Posted a team-high five catches for 93 yards...(11/28) at Dal.: Recorded three catches for 57 yards, including two receptions of at least 20 yards...(12/8) at NYJ: Recorded a game-high seven receptions for 130 yards and one TD...His 130 receiving yards set a career high...Hauled in a 48-yard TD reception in the third quarter, his third TD reception of the season...(12/15) vs. KC: Totaled four catches for a team-high 59 yards...(12/29) vs. Den.: Posted five receptions for 40 yards, including a 14-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter.
2012: Played in all 16 games, with two starts…Led the team in average per reception (15.0), posting 39 catches for 584 yards and three TDs…His 39 catches tied for the third‐most by an undrafted NFL player since 2000…Among Raiders rookies, his 39 grabs were good for fourth most…(9/10) vs. SD: Made his NFL debut in the and started at WR, posting his first NFL reception…Late in game, caught his first NFL score on a 2-yard strike from QB Carson Palmer…(9/23) vs. Pit.: In a 34-31 win, moved the chains with a fourth-quarter catch, en route to a TD…(10/21) vs. Jac.: Made his second career start, posting two catches for 48 yards…(10/28) at KC: Recovered an onside kick in final minutes, helping to preserve a 26-16 win…(11/4) vs. TB: Registered four catches for 54 yards, including a go-ahead, 25-yard TD late in the first half…(11/18) vs. NO: Set up a fourth-quarter TD with a 20-yard reception to the Saints’ 3…(12/2) vs. Cle.: Caught a 64-yard TD late in third quarter…(12/6) vs. Den.: Registered his first career 100-yard receiving game, on the strength of a 58-yard reception in the first quarter…(12/16) vs. KC: In 15-0 win, tied for the team lead with five catches, including a 9-yard reception late in the first half…(12/30) at SD: Tied for the team lead with four receptions.
COLLEGE: Played two years at Temple after transferring from Alfred State (N.Y.)…Played in 25 career games with 16 starts at Temple…As a senior, ranked third on team with 19 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns…Hauled in a 61-yard touchdown against Wyoming…Had three catches for 82 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown strike, against Ohio…Named Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area in both 2010 and ‘11…As a junior, played in all 12 games with seven starts…Finished second on team with 30 receptions for 481 yards and four touchdowns…Named team’s 2010 Newcomer of the Year…In two junior-college seasons at Alfred (N.Y.) State, played both wide receiver and safety in two years…Had 24 receptions for 539 yards and six touchdowns in 2009…Also posted 20 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble…In track, was a first-team All-American and All-Region III in the high jump…Helped track team to a regional championship in 2009…Studied strategic and organizational communications.
PERSONAL: Attended Burlington Township (N.J.) High School…An All-Patriot Division honoree at defensive back…Also first-team all-county selection in the high jump…One of the Raiders’ most active community participants, participated in many events, including hospital visits, food bank visits, Play 60 events and Toys for Tots.