Impressed during limited playing time in the pre-season and made the practice squad roster at the beginning of the 2011 season. Was promoted to the main roster when Earnest Graham went on IR and saw more playing time as the season wound down without ever showing anything truly explosive or game-changing. Signed as an undrafted free agent when the lockout ended at the end of July 2011. Primarily played receiver as a junior at Oklahoma, and mostly running back as a senior. Overall, he appeared in 40 games and finished with 160 carries for 724 yards and eight touchdowns plus 23 receptions for 186 yards.