Signed by Raiders as an undrafted free agent, May 4, 2012.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Young offensive lineman enters his third season with the Raiders, having made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2012…Was part of a line that started eight different combinations in 2013, the most in the NFL…Played in 14 games and started 10 last season…Was inactive for 15 games in 2012, before making his NFL debut in the season finale.
2013: Started nine games at LG and one at RG and helped pave the way for an offense that posted 333.8 yards per game...(9/8) at Ind.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for a rushing attack that totaled 171 yards on the ground. (9/15) vs. Jac.: Started at LG and helped the offense post 226 rushing yards in the victory...(10/6) vs. SD: Started at LG and helped the Raiders post 104 rushing yards...(10/13) at KC: Started at LG and helped the Silver and Black rush for over 100 yards for the third-consecutive game...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Started at LG and helped the team total 560 yards of total offense, the third-highest mark in franchise history....(11/17) at Hou.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for RB Rashad Jennings to rush for 150 yards and QB Matt McGloin to throw for 3 TDs in his first career start...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Started at LG and helped Jennings post 122 total yards, his fourth-straight game with 100-or-more total yards...Was part of a line that did not allow a sack…(12/8) at NYJ: Started at RG and was part of a line that helped the offense rushed for 150 yards against the league’s top-ranked run defense.
2012: Inactive for the season’s first 15 games, played in one contest, the season-finale…One of two undrafted rookies (Rod Streater) to make the Raiders’ season-opening roster…(12/30) at SD: Made his NFL debut, rotating in at right guard…Helped protect QB Terrelle Pryor in his first NFL start, and was part of a line that did not allow a sack.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Pittsburgh, seeing action in 40 career games with 33 starts…Made starts at both guard and tackle during collegiate career…Started eight contests as a senior…Made five starts at right guard before suffering an injury and missing five games…As a junior, played in 13 contests with 12 starts…Started first three games of the season at right tackle before shifting to right guard…As a sophomore, started all 13 games at right tackle…Part of a line that helped Dion Lewis rush for 1,799 yards, the second-highest single-season total in program history…Played in six games as a reserve during freshman season…Studied administration of justice.
PERSONAL: Attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Jefferson Hills, Pa. …Earned Parade All-America, PrepStar Dream Team and SuperPrep All-America honors…Selected to play in 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Rated one of the top 50 players in the country by PrepStar (No. 22), Scout (No. 28), Rivals (No. 39) and SuperPrep (No. 43)…A two-time first-team Associated Press all-state selection, was rated Pennsylvania’s No. 3 overall prospect by Rivals, Scout and Keystone Recruiting…Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect on Scout’s East Top-100 list…Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year…As a senior defensive lineman, compiled 67 tackles, four sacks and two fumble recoveries, one for a TD…Led team to a 16-0 record in final year and helped program to a 55-5 record in four varsity seasons…Selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic…Also lettered in basketball.
Former Seahawks DE Benson Mayowa has seen increased playing time in recent weeks and his makes his Silver and Black Show debut as the he prepares to face his former team.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to take on the defending Super Bowl champs this Sunday.
Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver spoke to the media after Thursday's practice as the Raiders get ready to head to Seattle to face the Seahawks this Sunday.