At Florida State: Teams with Alex Barron to give Florida State what could be the best set of offensive tackles in the country...held out of the first part of spring practice after a having a shoulder scope, but did return during the second half of spring drills...one of five returning starters on this year's offensive line...the only three-year starter along the offensive front...has started 24 games at offensive tackle over his four year career...should contend for All-America and All-ACC honors as a senior.
Junior Year (2003): Started all 13 games for the Seminoles at tight tackle...a dominating run blocker who helped FSU running backs av-erage a combined 4.6 yards a carry in 2003... named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week twice following the Maryland and NC State games...FSU offense fin-ished second in the ACC in scoring, third in pass offense, fourth in pass efficiency and third in total offense in 2003... one of two Seminole offensive linemen (Matt Meinrod was the other) to start every game.
Sophomore Year (2002): Started eight games...had the most starts among all underclassmen on the line...provided physical play up front which led to the success of the running game in 2002...a solid spring session moved him to the top of the depth chart at the tight tackle position.
Freshman Year (2001): Played in every game for the Seminoles, starting against Florida and Georgia Tech...his start against Florida was the first of his career...the start came after All-ACC split tackle Brett Williams went down with an injury against NC State...the injury to Williams moved the starter at the tight tackle position, Todd Williams, to split tackle and put Willis into the starting lineup...allowed only one quarterback pressure and no quarterback sacks in his 12 appearances...graded out at 82 percent for the season, including a season-high 88 percent against Duke...recorded eight intimidation blocks.
2000: Redshirted along with most of his class.
High School: Another highly-recruited offensive lineman out of the state of Texas...high school team ran a West Coast style offense...an All-District selection as a senior...an honor-able mention Class 5A all-state selection...SuperPrep's No. 28 offensive lineman and No. 36 prospect in Texas...listed as the No. 34 offensive lineman by Rivals100.com...a Midlands Re-gion honorable mention selection by PrepStar...high school coaches clocked him at 4.95 in the 40 with a bench press of 350- pounds...has been compared in Texas to former NFL lineman Terry Tausch who played at UT...chose FSU over Texas A&M, Purdue, Tulane, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Personal: Born August 13, 1982...major is social science...married the former Kimberly Pettaway in June.