At Florida State: Starting split guard and one of five returning starters along the FSU offensive front…started all 12 games including the Seminoles’ Gator Bowl victory over Virginia Tech last season…came to Florida State for the spring semester of 2001 as one of the most highly-regarded junior college offensive linemen in the nation…very athletic particularly for a guard who excels at down field blocking.
Junior Year (2001): Started all 12 games at split guard after transferring from East Mississippi Junior College…one of four offensive lineman to start every game for the Seminoles during the season…second on the team with 45 intimidations (pancakes) and 15 key blocks…made an immediate impact in his first season with an average grade of 84 percent…played his best in the Seminoles' biggest games (against Miami, Florida and Maryland) with an average grade in those three ranked teams of 84 percent…graded out at 82 percent or higher in eight of his 11 regular season starts and again the bowl game victory over Virginia Tech…season-high grade of 93 percent came in the Seminoles' season-opening victory over Duke…graded out at 86 percent against Miami…a key member of the offensive line that helped Chris Rix flourish in his first season as a starter and set an ACC freshman record for total yards in a single season.
Sophomore Year (2000): Played at East Mississippi Junior College…widely considered to be to top junior college player in the nation…named the No. 1 junior college lineman in the nation…a consensus first-team All-American…All-State and All-Region first team selection…selected Florida State over Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana State, Auburn and Mississippi State.
Freshman Year (1999): Played at East Mississippi Junior College…an All-America first-yeam selection…also earned All-State and All-Region first-team honors.
High School: Graduated in 1997 from Carver Senior High School in Montgomery, Ala.…earned All-State second team honors…a one-year starter who quickly gained the stature as one of the nation's top prep offensive lineman.
Personal: Born Aug. 15, 1980…majoring in social science.