Signed by Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 16, 2016.
CAREER: Versatile running back enters third year with the Silver and Black…Finished his sophomore campaign totaling 531 yards from scrimmage while adding two scores and fielding 26 punts for 155 yards (6.0 avg.)…As a rookie, totaled 83 rushing attempts for 491 yards (5.9 avg.) and one score, while making 29 receptions for 194 yards (6.7 avg.) and two scores…Among running backs with at least 125 rushing attempts since 2016, his 5.51-yard rushing average ranks first in the NFL…Has played in all 32 games in his career, totaling 766 rushing yards on 139 attempts (5.5 avg.) with two rushing scores and also tallied 56 receptions for 450 yards (8.0 avg.) and three scores…Also has notched 25 kickoff returns for 492 yards (19.7 avg.) and 60 punt returns for 461 yards (7.7 avg.).
2017: Played in all 16 games with one start in his sophomore campaign...Finished with 56 carries for 275 yards (4.9 avg.) with one TD...Added 27 receptions for 256 yards (9.5 avg.) with one TD...Totaled 13 punt returns for 155 yards (6.0 avg.) with eight kickoff returns for 90 yards (11.3 avg.)...(9/10) at Ten.: Totaled five carries for 22 yards with a 9-yard long and recorded one catch for six yards in the season opener...Also returned two punts for five yards in the win...(9/17) vs. NYJ: Finished as the game’s leading rusher with 58 yards on six carries with one TD and a 52-yard long, adding two receptions for 51 yards...Set a career high with a 39-yard reception from QB Derek Carr in the second quarter, besting his previous best of 29 yards...Broke free and scored from 52 yards out, marking his second career rushing TD of at least 50 yards...(9/24) at Was.: Rushed two times for four yards and caught one pass for four yards...Totaled two punt returns for four yards...(10/1) at Den.: Totaled two rushes for seven yards and one reception for 20 yards...Added two punt returns for eight yards...(10/8) vs. Bal.: Recorded nine carries for 37 yards...Returned one punt for seven yards...(10/15) vs. LAC: Finished with three catches for 27 yards with an 11-yard long...Returned three punts for 18 yards with a 13-yard long and two kickoffs for 29 yards with a 16-yard long...(10/19) vs. KC: Tied a season high with nine carries for 31 yards with a 10-yard long...Added four receptions for 45 yards with a 17-yard long...(10/29) at Buf.: Started his first career game and recorded five carries for 21 yards with a 14-yard long...Added five receptions for 35 yards with a 15-yard long...(11/5) at Mia.: Recorded five carries for 14 yards...Added two punt returns for 21 yards with a 13-yard long...(11/19) vs. NE: Finished the day with four carries for 19 yards with a 7-yard long and added two receptions for nine yards...(11/26) vs. Den.: Finished the day with two carries for 17 yards and two receptions for 13 yards with one TD…Became the first undrafted Raiders running back to record a receiving TD in each of his first two seasons...(12/3) vs. NYG: Caught one pass for five yards and added one rush for four yards in the win...(12/10) at KC: Appeared on both offense and special teams...(12/17) vs. Dal.: Caught two passes for 21 yards with an 11-yard long...(12/25) at Phi.: Totaled 56 yards from scrimmage with 42 rushing yards on four carries and 14 receiving yards on two catches...(12/31) at LAC: Recorded one carry for six yards.
2016: Signed by Raiders after participating on a tryout basis at the team’s rookie mini-camp in May…Appeared in 16 games in his first year with the Silver and Black and was named a Pro Bowl alternate...Finished with 83 carries for 491 yards (5.9 avg.) with one TD...Totaled 194 yards through the air on 29 receptions (6.7 avg.) with two TDs...Emerged as the Raiders primary punt returner, recording 34 returns for 306 yards (9.0 avg.) with a 47-yard long...Returned 17 kickoffs for 402 yards (23.6 avg.) with a 50-yard long...His 306 punt return yards are the fifth most by a rookie in franchise history...(9/11) at NO: Made his NFL debut in the comeback win...On his first carry in the league, he broke through for a 75-yard TD midway through the fourth quarter, which allowed the Raiders to tie the game with a successful two-point conversion on the following play...Became just the fourth player ever to score a 75-or-more yard run in his NFL debut, joining Oran Pape (1930), Alan Ameche (1955) and Ottis Anderson (1979)...Finished the day with three carries for 84 yards (28.0 avg.) with one TD and added two catches for 11 yards...(9/18) vs. Atl.: Rushed seven times for 17 yards with a 7-yard long and caught a pass for 10 yards...Also saw time on special teams, recording a 24-yard kickoff return...(9/25) at Ten.: Recorded 28 yards on six carries with a 10-yard long...Also caught one pass for of 13 yards...Returned three punts for 38 yards (12.7 avg.) with a 14-yard long...(10/2) at Bal.: Returned three punts for 72 yards (24.0 avg.) with a career-high 47-yard long...His 47-yard return was the longest punt return by a Raider since 2012...Increased his workload on kickoffs, returning three for 66 yards (22.0 avg.) with a 26-yard long...Added two carries for 15 yards and one catch for five yards in the win...(10/9) vs. SD: Led the team with 31 rushing yards on eight carries...Set career highs with six receptions for 66 yards (11.0 avg.) with a 22-yard long...(10/16) vs. KC: Returned the ball 50 yards on the opening kickoff, the longest return by an undrafted rookie Raider since 2005...Totaled four kickoff returns for 108 yards (27.0 avg.)...Added four carries for eight yards (2.0 avg.) and two catches for five yards...(10/23) at Jac.: Set a career high with five punt returns for 41 yards (8.2 avg.) in the win...Also had one rush for one yard and one catch...(10/30) at TB: Rushed five times for 34 yards with a 20-yard long...Served as the primary punt and kickoff returner, returning four punts for 33 yards (8.3 avg.) and one kickoff for 25 yards...(11/6) vs. Den.: Rushed 62 yards on eight carries with a 28-yard long...Added two receptions for 10 yards...Saw action on special teams, returning four punts for 26 yards (6.5 avg.) and one kickoff for 26 yards...(11/21) vs. Hou.: Totaled three catches for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) and his first career TD reception...(11/27) vs. Car.: Rushed seven times for 23 yards with a 9-yard long...Added five punt returns for 34 yards (6.8 avg.) and two kickoff returns for 46 yards (23.0 avg.)...(12/4) vs. Buf.: Carried the ball nine times for 53 yards (5.9 avg.) with a 21-yard long...Saw action on special teams, returning two punts for 17 yards (8.5 avg.) and one kickoff for 22 yards...(12/8) at KC: Carried the ball six times for 29 yards with a 12-yard long...Contributed in a reserve role on special teams, returning two kickoffs for 41 yards (20.5 avg.) and one punt for two yards...(12/18) at SD: Helped the rushing attack by adding 36 yards on six carries (6.0 avg.)...Added four receptions for 13 yard...Contributed on special teams, returning two punts for 11 yards (5.5 avg.)...(12/24) vs. Ind.: Rushed six times for 66 yards (11.0 avg.) and added three receptions for 13 yards (4.3 avg.)...Recorded his second receiving TD of the season with 22 seconds left in the first half on a 4-yard pass from QB Derek Carr...(1/1/17) at Den.: Recorded three carries for three yards in the regular season finale...Added two punt returns for 18 yards (9.0 avg.)...Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Set a new franchise postseason-long with his 37-yard punt return in the first quarter of play, jumpstarting the offense en route to their first TD of the game...Finished with 68 punt return yards, a mark that set a new Raiders single-game postseason record, besting Neal Colzie’s previous record of 64 yards set in 1975 against the Bengals...Also had three carries for three yards and two receptions for eight yards.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Southern Miss, appearing in 41 games with 29 starts…Totaled 2,082 career rushing yards on 397 carries with 19 TDs…Also caught 83 passes for 675 yards and five TDs…As a senior, played in 13 games with 12 starts…Ranked second on the team with 1,098 rushing yards on 185 carries (5.9 avg.) and 14 TDs…Had 30 receptions for 284 yards and two TDs…Led the team with 20 punt returns for 92 yards (4.6 avg.)…Had three kickoff returns for 145 yards (48.3 avg.) and one TD…Named first-team All-Conference-USA…As a junior, played in seven games with three starts…Missed five games due to injury…Tallied 459 all-purpose yards, including 236 rushing yards on 40 carries and 184 receiving yards on 24 catches…As a sophomore, played in 11 games with eight starts…Had 85 carries for 322 yards…Also had 21 receptions for 168 yards and one TD…As a freshman, played in 10 games with six starts…Ranked second on the team with 426 rushing yards on 87 carries and four TDs…Returned 10 kickoffs for 259 yards…Also had eight catches for 39 yards and one TD.
PERSONAL: Attended Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, La. …Rated as the No. 136 running back in the nation by ESPN.com…A two-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com…Named first-team all-district and all-area as a sophomore and junior…Rushed for 2,289 yards on 236 carries, while adding 140 yards on 13 receptions…Totaled 33 TDs…Also lettered in track and field…Finished third in the district in the 100-meters and second in the 200-meters…Name is pronounced JAY-linn ree-SHARD.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Miscellaneous Tackles – 1 in 2016.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: RUSHING: Attempts – 9, three times; last: 10/19/17 vs. KC. Yards – 84, 9/11/16 at NO. Long – 75t, 9/11/16 at NO. Touchdowns – 1, two times; last: 9/17/17 vs. NYJ. RECEIVING: Receptions – 6, 10/9/16 vs. SD. Yards – 66, 10/9/16 vs. SD. Long – 39, 9/17/17 vs. NYJ. Touchdowns – 1, three times; last: 11/26/17 vs. Den.