PRO: Second-year wide receiver and return man who joined the Lions’ practice squad on October 7, 2013 after spending the first three weeks of the season with the Green Bay Packers. In eight career games, has totaled one reception for eight yards, six punt returns for 123 yards (20.5 avg) and nine kick returns for 161 yards (17.9 avg).
2013: Member of the Lions’ 2013 practice squad. In three games with Green Bay, tallied one reception for eight yards, two punt returns for 20 yards (10.0 avg) and six kick returns for 75 yards (12.5 avg).
2012: Played in the final five regular-season games and both playoff contests with the Green Bay Packers after spending five games on the practice squad. Saw time primarily on special teams and limited action on offense. Tallied four punt returns for 103 yards (25.8 avg) and three kick returns for 86 yards (28.7 avg). In the playoffs, totaled one punt return for zero yards and two kick returns for 28 yards (14.0 avg).
2011: Signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent and spent the preseason with the club. After being waived by the Patriots, spent the final 13 games of the season on the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played in 43 games (14 starts) during his four-year career at California. Amassed 57 receptions for 764 yards (13.4 avg) and three touchdowns, 25 rushes for 201 yards (8.0 avg) and two touchdowns, and 42 kick returns for 851 yards (20.3 avg). Finished his career ranked No. 2 on the school’s all-time punt return average list with an average of 15.2 yards per return (31 returns for 471 yards and one touchdown). Totaled 2,287 yards from scrimmage during his career, an average of 53.2 yards per contest
2010: Played in 10 games (two starts), missing final two contests due to injury.
2009: Played in 13 games (seven starts), finishing third on the team with a career-high 860 yards from scrimmage, including 48 rushing yards, 344 receiving yards, 192 punt return yards and 276 kick return yards.
2008: Played in all 13 games (five starts), totaling 609 yards from scrimmage, including 62 rushing yards, 210 receiving yards and 337 kick return yards.
2007: Appeared in seven games as a redshirt freshman, but did not record any statistics.
PERSONAL: Attended Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, Calif.
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