Jamize Olawale

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Jamize Olawale
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Olawale in 2014.
No. 49 Oakland Raiders
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
College: North Texas
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2016
Rushing attempts: 30
Rushing yards: 118
Receptions: 21
Receiving yards: 165
Total touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com
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.

Early years[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

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.[1]

Although he enjoyed a great preseason,[2] he was waived on August 31, after the team decided to keep Phillip Tanner. He was signed to the team's practice squad.[3]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

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.[4] On December 21, 2014, he scored his first professional touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.

Olawale became a core special teams player. In 2013, he registered eight special teams tackles (third on the team). The next year he led the team with 14 special teams tackles.

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).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cowboys to sign two players". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jamize Olawale doing all he can". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lance Dunbar clears waivers, joins practice squad". Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Raiders sign FB/RB to active roster". Inside the Oakland Raiders. December 4, 2012. 

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