Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 29, 2011…Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2015.
CAREER: Accomplished center enters his fourth season with the Raiders after signing with the team as an unrestricted free agent prior to the 2015 season…Has played in 96 games with 80 starts at center and guard over seven seasons…Started at center in all 16 games for the second consecutive year, earning his second Pro Bowl selection in 2017…Part of an offensive line that surrendered just 24 sacks on the year, tied for the third fewest in the league…Voted by teammates as the recipient of the 2017 Commitment to Excellence Award...Earned his first Pro Bowl selection and a spot on the PFWA All-AFC team in 2016 after starting all 16 games for the first time since 2014…Part of an offensive line that allowed a league-low 18 sacks on the season...Helped the offense finish sixth in the league in total offense (373.3 avg.)…In his first year with the Raiders in 2015, started 13 games…Missed three contests due to an ankle injury…Started at center in all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2014…Originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick of the Chiefs in 2011.
2017: Started at center in all 16 games for the second consecutive year, earning his second Pro Bowl selection...Voted by teammates as the recipient of the 2017 Commitment to Excellence Award...Part of an offensive line that surrendered just 24 sacks on the year, tied for third fewest in the league...Helped pave the way for 1,554 rushing yards and an average of 4.4 yards per carry...(9/10) at Ten.: Started at center in the season opener and helped the run game total 100-plus yards (109) in the win...(9/17) vs. NYJ: Started in the win and helped keep QB Derek Carr upright as the offensive line recorded its first clean sheet of the season...Paved the way for 180 rushing yards and 410 total yards of offense...Helped the offense score six total TDs, three of them coming on the ground and another three through the air, the first time doing so since Oct. 6, 2002...(10/1) at Den.: Started at center, helping Carr record a passer rating of 100.0, which marked his 16th game with a passer rating of at least 100.0...(10/8) vs. Bal.: Started at center and helped the run game total 100-plus yards (108) for the third time on the season...(10/15) vs. LAC: Helped pave the way for 109 rushing yards, the fourth 100-plus yard rushing game of the season...Part of a line that allowed just one sack...(10/19) vs. KC: Helped the offense record over 500 yards of offense (505) for the third time since Week 9 of the 2013 season...Paved the way for 32 first downs, tied for the fourth most in franchise history...Protected Carr, posting the second clean sheet of the season, as he recorded a season-high 417 yards with three TDs...(10/29) at Buf.: Started at center and helped the offensive line post its third clean sheet of the season...Allowed Carr to surpass 300-plus passing yards in back-to-back weeks for the second time in his career...(11/5) at Mia.: Started at center in the win, surrendering just one sack as Carr eclipsed 300-yards passing for the third straight game...Part of an offensive line that helped RB Marshawn Lynch record two TDs on the ground...(11/19) vs. NE: Part of an offensive line that surrendered just one sack, marking the sixth game the Raiders have allowed one or fewer sacks...(11/26) vs. Den.: Helped the Raiders rush for 104 yards, marking the sixth time this season, and second consecutive game, the team has rushed for 100 yards or more...(12/3) vs. NYG: Part of an offensive line that surrendered just one sack in the win while paving the way for 401 yards of total offense, marking the third game surpassing 400-plus yards this season...(12/10) at KC: Started at center in the loss...(12/17) vs. Dal.: Started on a line that kept Carr upright as they posted their fourth clean sheet of the season...Helped the Raiders rush for 122 yards, their eighth game with 100-plus yards on the ground...(12/25) at Phi.: Part of a line that surrendered just one sack, marking the ninth game of the season with one or less sacks allowed...Helped the offense surpass 100 yards on the ground for the ninth time on the season with 137 yards...(12/31) at LAC: Started at center and helped the offense run for 100-plus-yards for the 10th time (105).
2016: Started at center in all 16 games for the second time in his career, earning his first Pro Bowl selection...Also earned a spot on the PFWA All-AFC team...Part of an offensive line that allowed a league-low 18 sacks on the season, while also paving the way for 1,922 rushing yards and an average of 4.4 yards per carry...Helped the offense finish sixth in the league in total offense (373.3 avg.)...(9/11) at NO: Started at center and helped the offense total 486 yards of offense...(9/18) vs. Atl.: Started and helped pave the way for 155 rushing yards and 454 total yards of offense...(9/25) at Ten.: Started in the win and helped the run game total 100-plus yards (123) for the third consecutive week...(10/2) at Bal.: Started in the win and helped keep QB Derek Carr upright as the offensive line recorded its second clean sheet of the season...(10/9) vs. SD: Allowed Carr to throw for over 300 yards...(10/16) vs. KC: Appeared in his 70th career game, starting at center...(10/23) at Jac.: Started at center on a line that kept Carr upright for the third time...Helped pave the way for 144 team rushing yards with two rushing TDs by RB Latavius Murray...(10/30) at TB: Started at center in the overtime win, playing every offensive snap...Helped pave the way for 626 yards of total offense, tying a franchise record set in 1964...Allowed Carr to become the first Raider to throw for 500-plus yards and the third player in NFL history with 500 yards, four TDs and zero INTs in a game...(11/6) vs. Den.: Helped the offense total 218 yards on the ground, the most by the franchise since Week 2 of the 2013 season...Allowed Murray to run for 114 yards on 20 carries, eclipsing 100-plus yards for the first time on the year and tying a franchise record with three rushing TDs...(11/21) vs. Hou.: Helped keep Carr upright in the victory, posting a clean sheet for the fourth time…(11/27) vs. Car.: Started at center in the comeback victory...Helped Carr throw for 300-plus yards for the fourth time...(12/4) vs. Buf.: Helped block for Murray as he rushed 20 times for 82 yards and two TDs...Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack for the fifth time on the year...(12/8) at KC: Started at center paving the way for Murray as he rushed 22 times for 103 yards, eclipsing 100-plus rushing yards for the second time this season...(12/24) vs. Ind.: Paved the way for 463 yards of total offense with 210 yards on the ground...Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Started at center in the second playoff game of his career.
2015: Started 13 games in his first season with the Silver and Black...Missed three games due to an ankle injury...(9/13) vs. Cin.: Made his Raider debut in the season opener, starting at center...(9/20) vs. Bal.: Started and helped the offense total 448 yards of offense, the team’s most since 2013…(9/27) at Cle.: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack...Helped pave the way for 155 rushing yards and 469 total yards of offense...(10/25) at SD: Started and helped the offense total over 400 yards of offense in the win...Had a key downfield block on WR Amari Cooper’s 52-yard TD reception...Part of a line that allowed only one sack in the game...(11/1) vs. NYJ: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped produce over 450 yards of offense...Allowed RB Latavius Murray to gain over 100 yards and QB Derek Carr to throw for over 300 yards...(11/8) at Pit.: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack of Carr for the second straight game...Paved the way for 139 total rushing yards and 440 total yards of offense...Left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury...(11/22) at Det.: Played most of the game at center before exiting the game in the third quarter when he aggravated his ankle injury...Part of an offensive line that allowed only one sack in the game...(12/13) at Den.: Returned to the starting lineup at center, recording his 45th career start and his 10th as a Raider...Played every offensive snap in the Raiders’ 15-12 win...(12/20) vs. GB: Started at center, helping the team total over 370 yards of offense and 120 rushing yards...(12/24) vs. SD: Started at center in the team’s 23-20 overtime win.
2014 (with KC): Started at center in all 16 games for the first time in his career, helping the Chiefs finish 10th in the NFL with 119.9 rushing yards per game…(9/29) vs. NE: Helped protect QB Alex Smith, allowing him to post a season-best 144.4 quarterback rating and three TDs…Helped pave the way for RB Jamaal Charles to record 108 total yards (92 rushing, 16 receiving) and three total TDs (one rushing, two receiving)…(10/5) at SF: Part of a line that did not allow a sack…(10/19) at SD: Helped lead the way for Charles to rush for 95 yards with one TD…(11/2) vs. NYJ: Helped protect Smith and allow him to throw for two TDs and post a 106.8 passer rating…(11/9) at Buf.: Helped pave the way for Charles to post 118 total yards (98 rushing, 20 receiving) in the victory…(11/16) vs. Sea.: Part of a line that held the Seahawks without a sack…Helped lead the way for Charles to post a season-high 159 rushing yards and two TDs in the victory…(12/21) at Pit.: Helped block for Smith as he threw for a season-high 311 yards.
2013 (with KC): Played in all 16 games and started 15 at center…Helped RB Jamaal Charles finish second in the league with 1,980 total yards…(9/19) at Phi.: Helped Charles post 172 total yards and one TD…(10/6) at Ten.: Helped pave the way for Charles to post his first 100-yard rushing effort of the year, finishing with 108 yards and one TD…(11/24) vs. SD: Helped QB Alex Smith post a 106.7 quarterback rating and three TDs…Blocked for Charles, who rushed for 115 yards and two scores…(12/1) vs. Den.: Part of a line that did not allow a sack…(12/8) at Was.: Part of a line that did not allow a sack…Helped Charles rush for a season-high 150 yards…(12/15) at Oak.: Helped pave the way for Charles to record a career-high 195 receiving yards and five total TDs…Smith threw five TDs and posted a 158.3 quarterback rating…Postseason: (1/4/14) at Ind.: Blocked for Smith as he threw for a season-high 378 yards and four TDs.
2012 (with KC): Started the first three games of the season before suffering a season-ending leg injury…Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Sept. 26…(9/23) at NO: Helped RB Jamaal Charles rush for a career-high 233 rushing yards in the victory.
2011 (with KC): Played in all 16 games, starting one at left guard...Saw action primarily on special teams…(11/27) vs. Pit.: Started at left guard.
COLLEGE: Played in 53 games with 50 starts at Florida State, including starts in 48 straight contests…Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors all four years…Played both guard and center…Set the conference career record for being named ACC Player of the Week nine times…Was the 11th player in league history to win the Jacobs Blocking Award twice in a career (2009-10), awarded annually to the player voted the most outstanding blocker in the ACC by a poll of head coaches and defensive coordinators...Became the Seminoles’ first unanimous first-team All-American since T Alex Barron in 2004...Started all 14 games at left guard as a senior in 2010…Paved the way for an offensive unit that averaged 381.3 total yards, 171.4 rushing yards and 209.9 passing yards per game…Was the only member of the Seminoles offensive line to not allow a sack…Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week three times...Only offensive lineman in the conference to receive votes for ACC Player of the Year honors…Earned first-team All-ACC accolades for the third straight year, becoming the seventh player in history to earn All-ACC honors all four years…Unanimous first-team All-American selection…Finalist for the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in college football...Started all 13 games as a junior in 2009…Did not allow a quarterback sack or pressure in 715 offensive snaps…Led the way for an offense that averaged 149.5 rushing yards, 271.9 passing yards and 421.4 yards of total offense per game…Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice...Became the fifth member of the Seminoles to win the Jacobs Blocking Award…Selected first-team All-ACC for the second straight year…Earned first-team All-American honors from the NFL Draft Report and the Football Writers Association…Earned second-team All-American honors from the Associated Press...Started all 13 games at left guard as a sophomore in 2008…Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the week three times…Chosen first-team Sophomore All-American by the NFL Draft Report…Selected to the All-ACC First Team...Named Florida State’s sophomore class academic award winner…Saw action in 13 games (10 starts) as a true freshman in 2007…Played at both left guard and left tackle…Named a consensus first-team Freshman All-American selection and received second-team All-ACC honors...Majored in recreation and leisure.
PERSONAL: Attended Ben C Rain High School in Mobile, Ala. …Played as a two-way lineman…Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior…Recorded 47 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman and 55 tackles as a nose guard during his senior season…Has participated in the Raiders annual Thanksgiving with the Offensive Line, an event in which Oakland’s offensive line provides local families in need with all the food needed to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner, for three consecutive years.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Miscellaneous tackles – 1 in 2011, 2 in 2012, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 1 in 2015, 1 in 2017; NFL totals: 7.