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Marcell Ligon Ateman (born September 16, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State.

Marcell Ateman
No. 88 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-16) September 16, 1994 (age 25)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Wylie East (Wylie, Texas)
College:Oklahoma State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 228
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:15
Receiving yards:154
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Ateman attended Wylie East High School in Wylie, Texas. As a senior, he had 84 receptions for 1,584 yards and 27 touchdowns. He committed to Oklahoma State University to play college football.[1]

College careerEdit

Ateman played at Oklahoma State from 2013 to 2017. As a true freshman, he played in all 13 games, recording 22 receptions for 276 yards. As a sophomore, he had 20 receptions for 268 yards. As a junior, he had 45 receptions for 766 yards and five touchdowns.[2] Ateman missed the 2016 season due to a foot injury and took a medical redshirt.[3][4] He returned from the injury and played in all 13 games in 2017, recording 59 receptions for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Ateman was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (228th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8] He was promoted to the active roster on October 23, 2018.[9] He made his NFL debut on November 18, 2018 in a Week 11 road game against the Arizona Cardinals, where he had 4 receptions for 50 yards and played a pivotal factor in the Raiders' game-winning drive, as they went on to win 23-21. [10]

On August 31, 2019, Ateman was waived by the Raiders and re-signed to the practice squad.[11][12] He was promoted to the active roster on October 5, 2019.[13] He was waived on October 8, but re-signed two days later.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oklahoma State recruiting: Marcell Ateman tops the Cowboys' class
  2. ^ Oklahoma State's Ateman quietly putting up huge numbers
  3. ^ Oklahoma State football: Back on the field, WR Marcell Ateman looks ahead to next year after 2016 was wiped out by injury
  4. ^ Oklahoma State football: Marcell Ateman will redshirt and return in 2017 -- making OSU's future receiving corps even deeper
  5. ^ OSU football journal: Could Marcell Ateman be a first-round NFL Draft pick?
  6. ^ "NFL Draft 2018 results: With pick 228 the Raiders select Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State". SilverAndBlackPride.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Oakland Raiders announce roster transactions - 9.1.18". Raiders.com. September 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Raiders announce practice squad signings". Raiders.com. September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions - 10.23.18". Raiders.com. October 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Carlson's last-second FG gives Raiders win in Arizona". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 8.31.19". Raiders.com. August 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "Raiders finalize 10-man practice squad". Silver and Black Pride. SB Nation. September 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Raiders promote Ateman and Cotton Sr.; place Devey on IR". Raiders.com. October 5, 2019.
  14. ^ "Raiders acquire wide receiver Zay Jones". Raiders.com. October 8, 2019.
  15. ^ Mosher, Marcus (October 10, 2019). "Raiders release WR J.J. Nelson, re-sign WR Marcell Ateman". USA Today.

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