At Florida State: Enters the fall behind Shannon Boatman and Caz Piurowski at the right tackle spot...has worked hard in the weight room and dropped a considerable amount of weight since the start of the off-season...weighs 25 pounds less than he did entering the 2006 season...needs to continue to improve on his technique to challenge Boatman and Piurowski for playing time...has played in 20 games the last two seasons.
Sophomore Year (2006): Appeared in seven games as a redshirt sophomore...was on the line in four of the six games in which FSU rushed for 100 or more yards...played in the game versus Rice as the Seminole offense piled up a season-high 287 rushing yards and 500 total yards...played in two other games where Florida State racked up over 400 yards of total offense.
Freshman Year (2005): Appeared in all 13 games during his first participating season...served as the primary back-up to Jacky Claude at left guard...contributed on special teams as a member of the field goal and extra point units.
2004: A redshirt season.
High School: Graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Louisiana in 2004...the No. 46 offensive tackle entering the college ranks and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ...earned all-state firstteam honors, all-district 5-AAAA, All-Lafayette Parish first team and All- Acadiana first team as a junior...the 23rd ranked player in the state of Louisiana his senior season...an all-state first-team selection by the Louisiana Sportswriters and an all-state second-team selection by the state's coaches...selected Florida State over South Carolina, Tennessee and Tulane.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1986...a sport management major...dad played college baseball at Louisiana-Lafayette and his brother played at Central Arkansas...last name is pronounced BURN-yard.