2016 Rimington Trophy Watch List
2015: Made 10 appearances making six starts for the Noles as a redshirt freshman...started at center the last six games in 2015...recorded his first career start against Syracuse...team averaged 34.2 points, 190.2 rushing yards and 429.4 total yards, while yielding just seven sacks during that six-game stretch to close out the season…helped pave the way on the offensive line for Dalvin Cook’s record setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935)...Seminoles finished the year averaging 31.7 points per game (4th in the ACC) and 424.0 yards per game (4th in the ACC)...key protector of FSU’s quarterbacks that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass offense (255.8 yards/game) and third in pass efficiency (142.7) and completion percentage (63.0)...part of an offensive line that ranked 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red zone conversion rate (89.13)...also part of the front line that paced Cook to 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven teams that ranked in the top 50 nationally in rushing defense...presented with the Community Service Award following the 2016 spring season.
2014: Logged scout team reps in 2014 and redshirted the season.
PERSONAL: Versatile two-way player in high school who was recruited to play center...selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game...received a four-star rating by Rivals and a three-star grade from ESPN, 247Sports and Scout...ranked nation’s No. 4 center and No. 7 player in Virginia by Rivals (No. 235 player overall) in the 2014 recruiting class...No. 6 center by 247Sports and No. 8 center by ESPN...captured All-State 5A First Team honors on both the offensive and defensive lines in 2013...all-conference and all-south region honoree...PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region...helped lead Atlee to an 11-2 record and the Virginia State playoffs in 2013...chose FSU over Connecticut, Maryland, and Temple...born September 28, 1995...majoring in international affairs.