Florida State leads nation with 11 NFL Draft picks to establish a new school record, as six 'Noles hear their name called Saturday.
At Florida State: Returns for his senior season after earning All-America honors a year ago...named an FWAA, Walter Camp, Associated Press, and CollegeFootballNews.com first team All-American as a junior...third Seminole offensive lineman in the last two years to receive All-America honors... teams with Ray Willis to give Florida State what could be the best set of offensive tackles in the country...held out of spring practice after having shoulder surgery during the off-season... regarded as one of the top pass blockers in the na-tion... has started 19 games during his Semi-nolecareer.
JuniorYear(2003): Named an FWAA, Walter Camp, Associated Press, and College-FootballNews. com first-team All-American... started 12 of 13 games at split tackle...voted first team All-ACC at the tackle position...filled the role of departed All-American Brett Williams, helping the Seminole passing offense rack up 3,409 yards through the air...also blocked for a group of running backs that averaged 4.6 yards per carry.
Sophomore Year (2002): Started five games while appearing in all 14 as a backup to two-time All-ACC performer Brett Williams at split tackle...made his first collegiate start against Virginia, while also starting against Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame and Florida ...played a big role in helping the offense gain 2,618 rushing yards, the fourth most yards gained in FSU history.
Freshman Year (2001): Saw action in four games...would have started the final two games after ACC Blocking Trophy winner Brett Williams went down with a knee injury in the NC State game, but missed both games after breaking his hand in practice ...graded at a season-high 82 percent in the Seminoles' win over Virginia...never graded out below 73 percent in any game...credited with five intimidations and two key blocks on the season...missed final three games with an injury.
2000: Redshirted due to a knee injury he suffered during preseason workouts.
High School: A standout offensive lineman at Wilkinson ...PrepStar and Football News All-American...named to Prep-Star's 1999 Top 100 (No. 3 offensive lineman) Dream Team... listed as the No. 5 prospect in the Atlantic Region by PrepStar ...named to the Orlando Sentinel's All-South team...SuperPrep's No. 15 offensive lineman...rated as the No. 19 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals100.com...G&W's No. 3 ACC-area prospect ...Jeff Whitaker's Deep South Football Recruiting Guide South Carolina Player of the Year...first team All-South by Fox Sports Net...Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 national player...also played basketball...reported a 320-pound bench press and a time of 5.1 in the 40-yard dash...chose Florida State over Notre Dame, South Carolina, Georgia Tech and Georgia.
Personal: Born September 28, 1982...majoring in social science.