Signed by Raiders as non-drafted free agent, April 29, 2013.
2013: Earned practice squad spot as an undrafted rookie...On the practice squad for 12 weeks prior to being promoted to the active roster on 12/7...Played in four games, recording three special teams tackles and recovering one fumble...(12/8) at NYJ: Made NFL debut, posting two special teams tackles...Combined on a stop with CB Taiwan Jones on kickoff coverage in the third quarter...Added another tackle on kickoff duty in the fourth quarter...(12/15) vs. KC: Saw first action on defense and played extensively on special teams...(12/22) at SD: Contributed on defense and special teams...Emerged from a pile with the ball following a muffed punt in the second quarter to set up a Raiders field goal...Added a special teams tackle, downing PR Keenan Allen on punt coverage...(12/29) vs. Den.: Played on defense and special teams...Recorded first career tackles on defense, posting two stops (one).
COLLEGE: A two-year starter at University of Wisconsin...Saw action in 46 career games with 23 starts...Three-time academic All-Big Ten...Started 10 games as a senior in 2012, recording 56 total tackles (30 solo) and four passes defensed...Earned Big-Ten Sportsmanship award in 2012...As a junior, totaled 54 tackles, six tackles for loss and four interceptions to go with eight passes defensed...As a sophomore, played in all 13 games, recorded 15 tackles...As a freshman, played in nine games but recorded no defensive statistics, playing mostly on special teams...Attended Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas...Garnered first-team all-district honors as a senior and second-team all-district honors as a junior...Helped team to Class 4A Division II state title as a sophomore...Also lettered in track and field.