Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011.
Played in 31 career games at running back and cornerback at Eastern Washington…Led Eagles to a 13-2 record and the 2010 NCAA FCS national championship as a junior, his final college campaign…Named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2010…Finished his career ranked fourth in school history with 2,995 rushing yards on 383 carries and 29 TDs…Also caught 64 passes for 903 yards and seven TDs…Returned 50 kickoffs for 1,134 yards (22.8 avg.) and one TD…Added 29 yards on six punt returns…Had 5,021 all-purpose yards to rank second in Eagles history…Set the school record with an average of 161.9 all-purpose yards per game, and scored 37 career TDs, the third-highest total in program history…Averaged 123.1 rushing yards per game to rank second in school annals…Recorded 56 tackles (35 solo) on defense with four passes defensed and two blocked kicks…A consensus All-American selection, named the Phil Steele NCAA FCS Offensive Player of the Year as a junior…Led the conference and ranked second in the nation with 145.1 rushing yards per game and 201.7 all-purpose yards per contest…Rushed for 1,742 yards on 221 carries to rank third on the school’s single-season list…Also recorded 24 receptions for 342 yards and three TDs…Totaled 2,241 all-purpose yards…Had a string of seven straight 100-yard rushing games to close out his career…As a sophomore in 2009, earned third-team All-American honors from the NFL Draft Report, Associated Press and the Sports Network…Also named first-team All-Big Sky Conference…Saw action in 12 games with 10 starts…Totaled 1,213 rushing yards on 162 carries with 15 TDs…Also ranked third on the team with 40 receptions for 561 yards and three TDs…Returned 28 kickoffs for 571 yards (20.4 avg.)…Led the Big Sky and ranked second in the nation with an average of 195.4 all-purpose yards per game …Rushed for at least 100 yards in seven contests…Played in seven games with four starts at cornerback as a redshirt freshman (2008)…Recorded 54 tackles (33 solo) with a pair of stops for losses…Also recorded four passes defensed and blocked two kicks…Returned seven kickoffs for 254 yards including a 93-yard TD against Northern Colorado…Majored in interdisciplinary liberal arts.
PERSONAL: Attended Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif. …Named the Contra Costa Times Player of the Year and also earned first-team all-metro honors from the San Francisco Chronicle…Selected MVP of the Bay Valley Athletic League…As a senior, started at both tailback and cornerback…Set the school’s single-season record with 19 TDs…Rushed for 1,466 yards (9.3 avg.) and 13 TDs…Also scored three receiving TDs and two TDs on punt returns…Three of his six catches went for TDs…On defense, had 37 tackles with a sack and three INTs…Returned one INT for a score…Led team to a 10-0 regular season record and program’s first league title…Also lettered in track at DVHS, helping team to CIF finals, setting records in the 100 meters and 4x4 relay…Since joining the team in 2011, has been one of the Raiders’ most active participants in community events…In April 2012, made appearance at the Oakland Boys and Girls Club…Has made multiple appearances at the Oakland Children’s Hospital…In Fall 2012, spoke at an East Oakland Youth Football event and helped the Alameda County Community Food Bank…Participated in various community events throughout 2013, including the American Heart/NFL Play 60 Challenge and Toys for Tots…Participated in We Day - California in 2014…Assisted with the USA Football Regional Development Camp…Joined his teammates in working with the United Way Hometown Huddle in October…Supported the Alameda County Food Bank in Fruitvale for a food drive during the Thanksgiving season…Was especially active during the holiday season in 2014, visiting several hospitals with teammates and helping with a Toys for Tots drive…Named a 2014 Holiday Hero for his commitment to working with underserved children.