Signed by Washington Redskins as non-drafted free agent, July 27, 2011…Waived by Redskins, Aug. 31, 2012…Claimed off waivers by Oakland Raiders, Sept. 1, 2012.
At a glance
CAREER: Young blocker has played in 13 games with 10 starts in two NFL seasons…Saw action in four games, three starts, with the Redskins as a rookie in 2011…Played in place of an injured Khalif Barnes at right tackle for the Raiders in 2012, seeing significant action in nine games.
2012: Played in nine games, with seven starts…Played 505 offensive snaps…(9/10) vs. SD: Made his Raiders debut, on special teams…(9/16) at Mia.: Replaced an injured Khalif Barnes (groin) at right tackle and played the final 32 minutes…(9/23) vs. Pit.: Made his first start in a Raiders uniform, replacing Barnes at right tackle, and helped Darren McFadden rush for 113 yards, including a 64‐yard burst to his side in the first quarter…(10/28) at KC: In 26‐16 win, ushered McFadden to 114 rushing yards on a line that didn’t allow a sack…(11/18) vs. NO: Inactive.
2011: Earned roster spot out of training camp with the Redskins…Started final three games of the season at left tackle…(12/11) vs. NE: Made NFL debut…(12/18) at NYG: Made first career start…Blocked for an offense that tied a season high with 40 rushing attempts…(12/24) vs. MIN: Helped RB Evan Royster post 132 yards rushing…(1/1/12) at PHI: Blocked for Royster, who posted his second straight 100-yard rushing performance.
COLLEGE: Played in 52 games with 27 starts in four years at East Carolina…Named first-team All-Conference USA as a senior…Member of Conference USA championship teams in 2008 and 2009…Key member of an offensive line that ranked sixth nationally in fewest sacks allowed (12 in 14 games)…Earned selection to the ECU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll…Earned a bachelor’s degree in business (management) in May, 2010.
PERSONAL: Attended North Johnston High School in Kenly, N.C. …Helped team to a 14-1 record and a conference championship as a senior…As a senior, recorded 107 stops (92 solo), 30 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 17 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception …Earned three letters in football and four in basketball.
Head Coach Tony Sparano spoke to the media in a Thanksgiving edition of a Thursday press conference as the Raiders get ready to head to St. Louis.