Signed as a free agent by Seattle on October 29, 2014. Re-signed on April 1, 2015.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle on June 8, 2010, but was released on June 22. Was signed by San Francisco on August 12, 2010, and then released by the 49ers on September 3. Signed to the 49ers practice squad on September 5 and promoted to active roster on December 18.
- Played in nine games with two starts at fullback in 2014, lead-blocking for Marshawn Lynch. Recorded his first-career rush for two yards (vs. St. Louis, 12/28/14), first-career reception (at Phil., 12/7/14) and first-career start (vs. Oakland, 11/2/14). Also spent time at defensive tackle in four regular season games and two postseason games.
- Saw action in 20 career games with San Francisco from 2010-2013, and additionally six career playoff appearances with two starts. Versatility has allowed him to play fullback, defensive line and on special teams.
- Made NFL debut and recorded his first career FR on his first career play from scrimmage vs. Seattle on September 11, 2011.
COLLEGE: Played in 39 games (37 starts) for the Ducks, registering 131 tackles, 32.5 TFLs, 14.5 sacks, 4 FFs, 5 FRs and 4 PDs. As a senior, named Second-Team All-Pac-10 by the coaches. Also earned Oregon’s Schaffeld Award (outstanding defensive lineman) and Gonyea Award (most inspirational player). Started all 13 games and notched 36 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, FF and FR. In 2008, named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 by the coaches, starting all 13 games and registering 59 tackles, 17.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR and 2 PDs. As a sophomore, played in 13 games (11 starts) and recorded 36 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks, 2 FFs, 3 FRs and 2 PDs en route to earning the team’s Casanova Award (top newcomer) and being named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 by the coaches. Prior to Oregon, starred at Scottsdale Community College, posting 56 tackles, 24 TFL and 2 FRs in 2005. Earned All-Western States Football League honors and ranked among the top two junior college defensive linemen on the SuperPrep JUCO 100, also listed as the nation’s 7th-best junior college prospect by Rivals.com.
PERSONAL: Attended East (Salt Lake City, Utah) High School and earned all-region honors as a junior and senior. Also lettered in basketball. Initially signed a letter of intent to BYU before going on a two-year LDS mission. Married to wife, Krystal. One of 16 children, he has 10 brothers and 5 sisters. Majored in political science.