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Signed by Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, May 12, 2014…Waived by Cowboys, Aug. 30, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to active roster, Sept. 20, 2014…Waived by Cowboys, Sept. 22, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Sept. 24, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to active roster, Oct. 4, 2014…Waived by Cowboys, Oct. 6, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Oct. 8, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to active roster, Oct. 18, 2014…Waived by Cowboys, Nov. 14, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Nov. 18, 2014…Signed by Cowboys to active roster, Nov. 26, 2014…Waived by Cowboys, May 14, 2015…Signed by Cowboys as a free agent, July 31, 2015…Waived by Cowboys, Oct. 5, 2015…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Oct. 7, 2015…Signed by Cowboys to active roster, Nov. 14, 2015…Waived by Cowboys, Nov. 16, 2015…Signed by Cowboys to practice squad, Nov. 18, 2015…Signed by Cowboys as an exclusive rights free agent, Jan. 5, 2016…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, March 15, 2018.
CAREER: Converted fullback and special teams contributor joins the Silver and Black after spending three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys…Originally signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2014 to compete as a reserve linebacker and for a spot on special teams…Last year, appeared in all 16 games for the second consecutive season, setting a career high with 10 tackles on special teams...Recorded five receptions for 26 yards, while helping block for a Cowboys running game that finished second in the league with 2,170 yards and tied for second with 18 TDs…In 2016, made the move from defense to offense as he developed into the team’s fullback, helping clear the way for the NFL’s leading rusher RB Ezekiel Elliott…Saw most of his time on special teams in 2015, recording two stops for the unit…Spent his rookie campaign bouncing between the active roster and practice squad, seeing action in 10 games and recording four special teams stop with six tackles and one forced fumble on defense.
2017 (with Dal.): Appeared in all 16 games for the second consecutive season, setting a career high with 10 tackles on special teams…Recorded five receptions for 26 yards in his second year at fullback, while helping block for the Cowboys running game that finished second in the league with 2,170 yards and tied for second with 18 TDs…(10/8) vs. GB: Recorded two receptions for 10 yards…(11/12) at Atl.: Caught one pass for one yard…(12/10) at NYG: Finished with one reception for three yards…(12/17) at Oak.: Recorded a season-high 12-yard reception.
2016 (with Dal.): Made the move from linebacker to fullback…Made his first career start and played in 16 games for the first time in his career…Collected his first career offensive stats, rushing two times for five yards and catching three passes for 20 yards…(9/11) vs. NYG: Made his debut at fullback in the opener and had his first career carry, a three-yard rush…(9/18) at Was.: Recorded his first career reception on a five-yard pass…(10/2) at SF: Caught a pass for a career-long 14 yards and converted on third down with a two-yard run…(1/1/17) at Phi.: Made his first career start…Postseason: (1/15/17) vs. GB: Made his playoff debut, starting at fullback in the contest.
2015 (with Dal.): Played in five games after spending a majority of the season on Dallas’ practice squad…Finished with two special teams tackles.
2014 (with Dal.): Spent the season between the practice squad and the active roster…Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams, and finished with four special teams tackles with six tackles and one forced fumble on defense…(9/11) at StL.: Made his NFL debut as a reserve linebacker and on special teams…(11/9) at Jac.: Recorded his first career defensive stop and first special teams tackle against the Jaguars in London…(12/21) vs. Ind.: Totaled a season-best four tackles on defense…(12/28) at Was.: Forced his first career fumble with one tackle on defense…Added two special teams stops in the season finale.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons as a linebacker at San Jose State, with 45 starts in 49 games…Recorded 476 tackles, ninth in FBS history and second in school history, while adding five sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 12 passes defensed and two INTs…Became the first Spartan in five years to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons…As a senior team captain, led the nation in total tackles (159), earning first-team All-Mountain West honors…Named first-team All-WAC after finishing 2012 with a team-best 97 tackles, including one sack and four forced fumbles…Started all 12 games and was named second-team All-WAC for the second season in a row, leading the team with 104 tackles, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups…Named WAC freshman defensive player of the year in 2010 as the leading freshman tackler in the FBS, amassing 116, to go along with four sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed…Majored in communications.
PERSONAL: Attended Charter Oak High in Covina, Calif. …Named the Miramonte League Defensive Player of the Year in 2009…Led his team to a 13-1 record in 2009 with a team-high 132 tackles, 90 (solo)...Recorded 110 tackles, five sacks and three fumble recoveries as a junior…Two-time All-CIF Southeast Southern Section pick...Also threw shot put in track and field.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Special teams tackles – 4 in 2014, 2 in 2015, 5 in 2016, 10 in 2017; NFL Totals: 21.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: RUSHING: Attempts -1, two times; last: 10/2/16 at SF. Yards – 3, 9/11/16 vs. NYG. Long – 3, 9/11/16 vs. NYG. RECEIVING: Receptions – 2, 10/8/17 vs. GB. Yards – 14, 10/2/16 at SF. Long – 14, 10/2/16 at SF.