Oakland Raiders fullback
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One of the NFL’s most versatile players, Reece played in all 16 games with 14 starts in 2012, making 10 starts at fullback and four at running back when the Raiders lost both
The 6-foot-1, 255-pound fullback had a career-high 59 rushing attempts for 271 yards in 2012, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. He also ranked second on the team with 52 catches for 496 yards and one touchdown, ranking fourth among NFL running backs in receptions. His 9.5 yards per reception marked an NFL high for running backs.
Thrust into action at running back, Reece posted his first-career 100-yard rushing game on Nov. 18 vs. New Orleans, totaling 103 yards on a career-high 19 carries. He added 90 receiving yards in that contest, nearly becoming the first Raiders since Marcus Allen in 1986 to top 100 yards in both rushing and receiving in a single game.
The native of Inglewood, Calif., joined the Raiders in 2008 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Washington, where he played wide receiver. Reece spent the entire 2008 season and the majority of the 2009 campaign on the Raiders’ practice squad, becoming a starter for the Silver and Black in 2010. He was named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2011.