Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
At Florida State: Showed improvement during the spring due to his strong work ethic...slowed by an off-season ankle surgery...coaches are excited to see what he can do when the team opens two-a-days...enters fall practice slated to replace right guard Cory Niblock...has started 18 games in his career...played in 35 games in three seasons...only Jacky Claude and John Frady have logged more career starts along the offensive line...has lost over 30 pounds this off-season...has played both tackle spots in his career.
Junior Year (2006): Played in 10 contests with four starts...registered three starts at right guard and one at right tackle in 2006...got the start in wins over Miami, Troy and Rice...also started versus NC State...the Seminole rushing attack averaged more than 107 yards per game in his four starts, over 10 yards more than the team's season average...started at right guard versus Rice as the Seminole offense piled up a season-high 287 rushing yards and 500 total yards.
Sophomore Year (2005): Joined quarterback Drew Weatherford and guard Jacky Claude as one of three offensive players to start all 13 games ...took over as the regular starter at right tackle for all 13 games...given credit for keeping a talented Virginia Tech defensive line in check during the 2005 ACC Championship game...named the most dependable offensive linemen during spring practice in 2005 by the coaching staff...given the Iron `Nole Award by the coaches in the spring for his durability and willingness to play several positions across the offensive line.
Freshman Year (2004): Played in all 12 games...started in the Gator Bowl against West Virginia...earned valuable playing experience as the back-up to Ray Willis -- the fourth round draft choice of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2005 NFL Draft...also saw playing time on special teams on field goal and extra point teams...helped Florida State convert 6 of 14 third down plays into first downs during the Gator Bowl...increased playing time came during the Florida game when Willis was initially injured...a great block sprung running back Leon Washington on his 69-yard TD run in the first quarter that set the Seminoles' on the path to the 30-18 victory in the Gator Bowl.
2003: A redshirt season.
High School: Graduated from Parkview High School in 2003...a three star player and rated as the No. 27 offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com...led Parkview to its third straight state title in 2002 and helped establish a Georgia record with 45 straight wins...chose Florida State over Clemson and South Carolina.
Personal: Born June 8, 1984...double major in risk management/ insurance and real estate...named to the 2004 ACC Academic Honor Roll.