At Florida State: A two-time All-ACC selection, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore…enters his senior season as the starter at the tight guard position for the second consecutive season…one of four returning starters along the offensive front and is joined by strong guard Milford Brown, center Antoine Mirambeau and tight tackle Todd Williams to form one of the top offensive line combinations in college foot-ball…has allowed only two sacks in two years as a starter… named the most valuable offensive player and earned the King of the Boards Award last spring for the offense...earned the Big Otis Award and earned the leadership award for the offense following spring practice drills in 2001.
Junior Year (2001): All-ACC second-team selection after starting every game including the Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech…among the team leaders in pancake blocks with 32…totaled 12 key blocks to rank among the team leaders…allowed only two sacks…graded out at a career-high 96 percent against Florida …also graded above 90 percent against Virginia (93%) and earned grade of 83 percent or above in all 12 games during the season…helped Florida State’s offense rank second in the ACC in scoring and total offense…also recorded two tackles.
Sophomore Year (2000): All-ACC honorable mention selection…started all 13 games including the national championship game against Oklahoma…a starter at the tight guard position and helped the Seminole offense lead the nation in passing and scoring offense…did not allow a sack during the season…among the team leaders in intimidations and cut blocks …top game of six intimidations came in Florida State’s victory over Clemson…added five intimidation blocks in victories over both Duke and Wake Forest…graded out at a season-high 91 percent against Duke and 90 percent in the Seminoles victory over Georgia Tech.
Freshman Year (1999): Earned playing time and valuable experience as a back-up to All-America Jason Whitaker at offensive guard…best game came against Clemson when he spelled Whitaker who missed most of the game with the flu… helped Florida State win the first-ever father-son coaching match up in major college football, 17-14…Florida State’s offensive line allowed quarterback Chris Weinke to throw for 258 yards and tailback Travis Minor rush for 100 yards.
1998: A redshirt season.
High School: Graduated from Jefferson High School in 1998…earned All-America honors from the National Recruiting Advisor following his outstanding senior season…rated the No. 9 offensive line prospect in the Big 12 region by PrepStars… considered to be one of the top three offensive linemen in the state of Texas as a senior…also an accomplished track and field performer…selected Florida State over Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma.
Personal: Born May 21, 1980…majoring in sociology.