Olawale in 2014.
|No. 49 Oakland Raiders|
|Date of birth:||April 17, 1989|
|Place of birth:||San Francisco, California|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school:||Long Beach (CA) Poly|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2016|
|Player stats at PFR|
Jamize Olawale (born April 17, 1989) is an American football fullback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at North Texas.
Olawale attended three high schools (Long Beach Poly High School, De La Salle High School and St. Ignatius College Preparatory). He played two seasons at El Camino Junior College as a tight end, registering 15 receptions for 338 yards and three touchdowns.
As a junior, he transferred to the University of North Texas, where he was switched to H-back, making 7 receptions for 79 yards. In his senior season he was moved to wide receiver, appearing in 8 games and making 2 receptions for 9 yards.
After not being selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, he received a tryout invitation for rookie-minicamp where he was converted from wide receiver to running back, and performed well enough to be signed as an undrafted free agent on May 14.
On December 4, 2012, the Oakland Raiders hampered by injuries to running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, signed Olawale from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and played in three games during the season as a fullback. On December 21, 2014, he scored his first professional touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.
On December 8, 2015, he was signed to a three-year contract extension. He finished the season with 10 special teams tackles (led the team).
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