At Florida State: An All-American candidate at split tackle...will anchor the Seminoles' strong offensive line, which returns four senior starters...named to the 2002 Playboy Preseason All-America team...was named a freshman All-American…three-time All-ACC honoree...started in back-to-back national championship games (1999 and 2000)...will resume his duties at split tackle, generally charged with protecting quarterback Chris Rix's blind side...was the offensive Iron Nole award winner in the spring session...voted by ACC coaches as the best blocker in the league last year.
Junior Year (2001): Took home the Jacob's Blocking Trophy, given to the ACC's top offensive lineman...earned first-team All-ACC honors as a junior after being named to the second team as a freshman and sophomore...had a dominating junior year, allowing no sacks and only one pressure...was flagged for only two penalties...team leader in three offensive line cate-gories...season grade of 91 percent, 48 intimidations (pancake blocks) and 30 key blocks...had a career-high 7.5 pancake blocks and a grade of 94 percent in the Seminoles' win over Virginia earned him ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors...anchored offensive line which allowed the Seminoles to finish second in ACC in scoring and passing offense...knee injury forced him to the sidelines for final two games of the season.
Sophomore Year (2000): A key member of the nation's leading offense in 2000 and a starter in his second straight National Championship game...earned second team All-ACC honors...began the season as the starter, but an ankle injury in preseason held him back over the first part of the season...started the final five games of the regular season...very physical player with exceptional technique...as good as any sophomore FSU has ever had on the offensive front...best outing came against NC State when he accumulated five intimidation blocks...had four intimidations against Clemson and three each against Brigham Young, Virginia and Clemson as a starter...graded out at a team best 92 percent against Maryland...had the highest vertical jump (34.0) among the linemen in spring testing.
Freshman Year (1999): Answered the bell when two-year starter Ross Brannon was lost for the year with a knee injury...started the last seven games of the season at split tackle and earned second team All-ACC honors...improved dramatically over the season and was credited with keeping Florida's highly touted defensive end Alex Brown out of the FSU backfield virtually all game...mature player who exceeded coaches expectations of a first year starter...benefited from pre-bowl practices as his assention to the starting position was during the middle of the season.
1998: Redshirted along with most of his class.
High School: One of the nation's top offensive line prospects after his senior campaign at Osceola High in Kissimmee...the No. 1 guard prospect in the country according to SuperPrep ...named to the first-team USA Today All-USA squad...a Parade All-America selection...rated among the top two guards in the country by the National Recruiting Advisor...a Prep Star Dream Team preseason selection...regarded as the No. 3 offensive lineman nationally by Tom Lemming...a Forrest David All-South first teamer...an Orlando Sentinel All-Southern pick...the Tampa Tribune's No. 20-rated national recruit (No. 4-rated offensive lineman) and state's No. 3 prospect...also tabbed as the No. 3 overall state prospect by the St. Pete Times...named to the Times-Union's Super 75 team...a member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team...graded out at 91 percent for the season as senior and totaled 51 pancakes...has great quickness and upper body strength (4.9 in the 40, 370-pound bench press)...won state titles in the discus as a sophomore and both the discus and shot put as a junior while also lettering in weightlifting...owns personal best of 177' in the discus and 60'4" in the shot...selected FSU over Florida and Alabama.
Personal: Born May 2, 1980...a sports management major...brother Blake is a freshman offensive lineman on the team this year.