Jamize Olawale, FB
Wt: 240 lbs.
College: North Texas
Hometown: Long Beach, California
Born: April 17, 1989
Transactions: Signed as an Undrafted Rookie Free Agent with the Dallas Cowboys on May 14, 2012…waived on August 31, 2012…signed to Dallas’ Practice Squad on September 1, 2012…signed by the Oakland Raiders from the Cowboys’ Practice Squad on December 4, 2012…activated to the game-day roster playing in the final three games (Weeks 15, 16 and 17) of the 2012 season…signed his Exclusive Rights Tender contract with Oakland Raiders on March 25, 2014 for the 2014 NFL Season…signed his Exclusive Rights Tender contract with the Oakland Raiders on April 8, 2015 for the 2015 NFL Season…signed a three-year contract extension on December 8, 2015 making him the fourth highest-paid fullback in the NFL.
Scouting Report: Big, thick-bodied wide receiver converted to fullback…explosive speed, power, and athleticism…receiving threat out of backfield…possesses legit 4.4 speed.
NFL Notes: In 2015, played in 14 games making three starts…set career highs in rushing attempts (24), yards (110), and touchdowns (1)…also set career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (84)…once again a key contributor on special teams finishing with 10 solo tackles, a career high…in 2014, played in all 16 games, primarily on special teams…spelled Marcel Reece at fullback catching five passes for 18 yards and the first two receiving TDs of his career…finished with eight solo tackles on special teams…named Raiders’ Special Teams Player of the Year…in 2013, saw action in 16 games, primarily on special teams…spelled Marcel Reece at fullback, making seven catches for 63 yards and three carries for six yards…finished third on the team with eight special teams tackles…in 2012, played in three games making his NFL debut on December 16, 2012 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
College: Spent the past two seasons at North Texas…at North Texas in 2010, played 11 games at H-back his junior year catching seven passes for 79 yards…in 2011, his senior season, switched to wide receiver…played in eight games catching two passes for nine yards…previously played two seasons (’08-’09) at El Camino Junior College in Torrance, California…during his two seasons at El Camino, played tight end catching 15 passes for 338 yards and three TDs…averaged 22.5 yards per catch.