Tuesday the Raiders announced they have extended the contract of fullback Jamize Olawale an additional three years. He was in the final year of his contract with the team and now will remain under contract with the team through 2018.
The 6-1, 240-pound fullback has spent the all four seasons of his NFL career with the Raiders since being signed off the Cowboys' practice squad during the 2012 season. He has appeared in 45 career games over those four seasons as a fullback and special teams player. Over that time he has posted 29 carries for 116 yards and 1 touchdown to go along with 20 receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
He has started two games this season and has earned more touches on offense this season, ahead of Taiwan Jones and free agent pick up Roy Helu Jr. At times he has also seen more work at running back than veteran fullback Marcel Reece. As a result, this season he has career highs in carries (24) and yards (110) which are currently second on the team behind starter Latavius Murray.
Olawale played two years at North Texas, where he saw action in 19 games as a wide receiver, following his transfer from El Camino Junior College in Torrance, Calif. A Bay Area native, Olawale attended three total high schools in Northern and Southern California.