Selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 30, 2011…Waived by Cowboys, Oct. 18, 2011…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Oct. 19, 2011…Re-signed by Cowboys to active roster, Dec. 14, 2011…Signed by New York Giants as an unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2015…Released by Giants, March 22, 2018…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, April 2, 2018.
CAREER: Dynamic return specialist enters his first season with the Silver and Black after seven years with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants…Has been named to one Pro Bowl, earning the selection in 2016…Has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on four separate occasions…Career totals include 88 games played with 10 starts, 70 receptions for 827 yards (11.8 avg.) and eight TDs and seven rushes for 25 yards (3.6 avg.)…Added 130 kickoff returns for 3,392 yards (26.1 avg.) and one TD to go along with 157 punt returns for 1,524 yards (9.7 avg.) and three TDs…Ranks fifth in the NFL in kickoff return yards since 2011…Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2016, posting 22 kickoff returns for 533 yards and 29 punt returns for 170 yards…Finished fifth in the NFL with a 24.2 kickoff return average…Set career highs in receptions (36), receiving yards (396) and receiving TDs (four) in 2015…Posted 28 kickoff returns for a career-high 857 yards (30.6 avg.) in 2013…Ranked near the top of the league in punt and kick return average, finishing third in punt return average and second in kickoff return average…Was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice…Finished second in the NFL with a 16.1 punt return average in 2012.
2017 (with NYG): Played in five games before his season was limited due to a foot injury…Totaled nine kickoff returns for 188 yards (20.9 avg.) and seven punt returns for 48 yards (6.9 avg.)…Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Oct. 9…(9/10) at Dal.: Saw action on special teams, returning two kickoffs for 42 yards and one punt return for one yard…(9/18) vs. Det.: Saw action on special teams, returning one kickoff for 21 yards and two punts for nine yards…(9/24) at Phi.: Returned two kickoffs for 41 yards…(10/8) vs. LAC: Saw action at wide receiver and on special teams…Returned a season-high three punts for 38 yards and four kickoffs for 84 yards.
2016 (with NYG): Appeared in all 16 games and made one start…Proved to be one of the league’s elite returners, earning his first Pro Bowl selection…Totaled one reception for 13 yards and one TD on offense…Posted 22 kickoff returns for 533 yards (24.2 avg.) and 29 punt returns for 170 yards (5.9 avg.)…Led the team in kickoff and punt returns for the second straight season…Finished fifth in the NFL with a 24.2 kickoff return average…Tied for the team lead with seven special teams tackles…(10/3) at Min.: Returned three kickoffs for 94 yards (31.3 avg.), had a team-high three special teams tackles…(10/9) at GB: Returned three kickoffs for 103 yards (34.3 avg.), before leaving the game due to a toe injury…(11/20) vs. Chi.: Saw action at wide receiver and kick returner, returning three kickoffs for 85 yards (28.3 avg.) and three punts for 14 yards…(11/27) at Cle.: Secured his only reception of the season, a 13-yard TD from QB Eli Manning to help secure the victory…(12/4) at Pit.: Saw action at wide receiver and kick returner, posting two kickoff returns for 40 yards…(12/22) at Phi.: Returned three kickoffs for 60 yards.
2015 (with NYG): Played in 15 games and made six starts in his first season with the Giants…Set career highs in receptions (36), receiving yards (396) and receiving TDs (four)…Added 22 kickoff returns for 631 (28.7 avg.) yards and one TD, a 100-yard return…As a punt returner, posted 34 returns (a career high) for 341 yards (10.0 avg.) and one TD…Was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 7 against Dallas, his fourth career award…His 28.7 kickoff return average was third in the NFL…Was seventh in the NFL with a 10.0 punt return average…Became the first player in franchise history to score on a kickoff return, punt return and reception in the same season…(9/20) vs. Atl.: Returned a season-high four punts for 66 yards…(10/4) at Buf.: Caught the first five passes of his Giants tenure and also returned three punts for 18 yards…(10/11) vs. SF: Contributed a season-high six receptions for 72 yards and added three punt returns for 31 yards…(10/19) at Phi.: Recorded two receptions for 18 yards and two kickoff returns for 49 yards…(10/25) vs. Dal.: Returned three kickoffs for 149 yards and one TD…The TD was a 100-yard return, breaking a tie late in the fourth quarter to help the Giants win…Earned his fourth Special Teams Player of the Week award for his effort…(11/15) vs. NE: Matched a season high with six receptions for 82 yards…(12/6) vs. NYJ: Had an explosive day against the Jets, returning four kickoffs for 104 yards…Added two punt returns for 96 yards, including an 80-yard TD in the second quarter.
2014 (with Dal.): Played in all 16 games in his final season with the Cowboys…Totaled seven receptions for 116 yards (16.6 avg.)…Added 30 kickoff returns for 742 yards (24.7 avg.) and 30 punt returns for 275 yards…His 24.7 kickoff return average was 12th in the NFL…Led the Cowboys with 12 special teams tackles…(9/7) vs. SF: Made his Giants debut and posted one catch for a career-long 56 yards…Added two kickoff returns for 58 yards…(9/14) at Ten.: Posted four special teams tackles and returned one punt for 15 yards…(10/5) vs. Hou.: Recorded three receptions for 30 yards…Added a career-high five punt returns for 60 yards and two kickoff returns for 53 yards…(10/27) vs. Was.: Returned two kickoff returns for 45 yards and two punts for 18 yards…(11/23) at NYG: Posted one kickoff return for 22 yards and four punt returns for 68 yards…(11/27) vs. Phi.: Recorded four kickoff returns for 121 yards (30.3 avg.) and one special teams tackle…(11/4) at Chi.: Matched a career high with four special teams tackles…(12/28) at Was.: Returned two punts for 12 yards and two kickoffs for 55 yards…Postseason: (1/11/15) at GB: Returned four kickoffs for 92 yards and two punt returns for seven yards.
2013 (with Dal.): Played in 13 games and made three starts…Finished the year with nine receptions for 80 yards and two TDs…Posted 28 kickoff returns for a career-high 857 yards (30.6 avg.)…Added 20 punt returns for 256 yards (12.8 avg.) and one TD…Ranked near the top of the league in punt and kick return average, finishing third in punt return average and second in kickoff return average…Added 13 special teams tackles…Was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice…(9/8) vs. NYG: Recorded two catches for 12 yards…Added two punt returns for 18 yards and three special teams tackles, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week…(9/15) at KC: Finished with one catch for four yards and returned one kickoffs for 35 yards…Added one punt return for 22 yards and two special teams tackles…(9/22) at StL.: Made his first career start and posted one reception for 24 yards and one TD…(9/29) at SD: Started and caught one pass for 13 yards…(10/13) vs. Was.: Was named NFC Special Teams Player for the second time of the season after finishing with 133 kickoff returns yards and 109 punt return yards…Tallied an 86-yard punt return for a TD…His 222 combined return yards ranked fourth in team history at the time…(10/27) at Det.: Returned three kickoffs for 113 yards and two punts for 25 yards…(11/3) at Min.: Recorded two receptions for 13 yards and one TD…His 7-yard TD with 0:35 remaining sealed the victory for Dallas…(12/9) at Chi.: Returned four kickoffs for 103 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter due to a hamstring injury.
2012 (with Dal.): Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career…Totaled 17 receptions for 222 yards (13.1 avg.) and one TD…Added 11 kickoff returns for 210 yards (19.1 avg.) and 22 punt returns for a career-high 354 yards (16.1 avg.) and one TD…His 16.1 punt return average was second in the NFL and set a franchise record…Also tallied eight special teams tackles…(10/28) vs. NYG: Tallied the first two special teams tackles of his career and returned one punt for 14 yards…(11/11) at Phi.: Won the first Special Teams Player of the Week award of his career after returning a punt 78 yards for a TD…(11/18) vs. Cle.: Made his first three career receptions, totaling 20 yards…Added two punt returns for 27 yards…(11/22) vs. Was.: Tallied a season-high four receptions for 71 yards…Added three punt returns for 17 yards and two kickoffs returns for 47 yards…(12/9) at Cin.: Posted three receptions for 33 yards, two punt returns, one kickoff return and added three special teams stops…(12/23) vs. NO: Recorded his first career TD reception, a 16-yarder…(12/30) at Was.: Posted four kickoff returns for 73 yards and three punt returns for 78 yards.
2011 (with Dal.): Appeared in seven games as a rookie, primarily on special teams…Totaled eight kickoff returns for 231 yards (28.9 avg.) and 15 punt returns for 80 yards…Waived on Oct. 18…Signed to the practice squad on Oct. 19…Re-signed to the active roster on Dec. 14…(9/11) at NYJ: Made his NFL debut and returned two punts for 17 yards…(9/18) at SF: Tallied two punt returns for 25 yards…(12/24) at Phi.: Posted three punt returns and two kickoff returns for 85 yards.
COLLEGE: Appeared in 50 games over four seasons at East Carolina from 2007-10…Totaled 268 receptions for 3,001 yards (11.2 avg.) and 20 TDs to go along with 86 rushes for 526 yards (6.1 avg.) and six TDs…Tallied 102 kickoff returns for 2,374 yards (23.3 avg.) and three TDs in addition to 51 punt returns for 479 yards (9.4 avg.)…As a senior, appeared in 13 games with 10 starts and finished with 101 catches for 1,123 yards (11.1 avg.) and 10 TDs…His 10 TDs tied for second in school history…Set a school record with 41 kickoff returns for 839 yards (20.5 avg.) and added 222 yards on 19 punt returns…His punt return average of 11.7 yards was fourth in the conference…Totaled a career-best 2,288 all-purpose yards, finishing fourth in the nation…Earned All-Conference USA first-team honors as a receiver and punt returner…Played in all 14 games with seven starts as a junior…Ranked third in the conference with a 27.0 kickoff return average…Established school season and career records by returning three kickoffs for TDs…Led the team with 83 catches for 978 yards (11.8 avg.) and seven TDs…Added 31 carries for 149 yards and five scores…Registered 2,134 all-purpose yards…Garnered first-team All-Conference USA honors as a wide receiver and return specialist…As a sophomore, played in 10 games with five starts and led the team with 58 receptions for 654 yards (11.3 avg.) and one TD…Added 19 carries for 76 yards and returned 19 kickoffs for 446 yards (23.5 avg.)…Totaled 1,176 all-purpose yards and averaged 117.6 yards per game…As a redshirt freshman, played in 13 games with two starts and finished with 26 catches for 246 yards and two TDs…Returned five kickoffs for 89 yards and 31 punts for 250 yards…Redshirted as a true freshman…Majored in communications.
PERSONAL: Attended Tucker High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. …Earned Class 4A all-state honors from the Georgia High School Coaches Association as a senior…Was the school’s quarterback as a senior, leading the team to a 10-1 record and the region 6-AAAA championship…Added All-DeKalb County honors and played in the North-South All-Star game where he was chosen as the MVP…Completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,334 yards and 10 TDs while adding 524 rushing yards and seven scores as the team’s captain…Also lettered in baseball and basketball.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Special teams tackles – 2 in 2012, 9 in 2013, 10 in 2014, 2 in 2015, 7 in 2016, 1 in 2017; NFL totals: 31.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: RECEIVING: Receptions – 6, two times; last: 11/15/15 vs. NE. Yards – 82, 11/15/15 vs. NE. Long – 56, 9/7/14 vs. SF. Touchdowns – 2, 11/1/15. RUSHING: Attempts – 1, seven times; last: 11/29/15 at Was. Yards – 11, 9/13/15 at Dal. Long – 11, 9/13/15 at Dal.