2012 (Sophomore): 2012 OUTLOOK: Smart interior lineman, who made an immediate impact at the center position as a true freshman, earning three starts. Heads into 2012 as the starter, solidifying his role after a strong close to the 2011 season and a good spring practice.
2011: Gained invaluable experience at the center position as a true freshman...played in nine games, including three starts...one of four freshmen starters in the Champs Sports Bowl against Notre Dame...had the second-highest grade among freshmen against the Irish (73), with one missed assignment in 62 snaps...with just 38 snaps under his belt, was thrust into the starting lineup due to injury at Boston College...was remarkably effective against the Eagles, posting a season-high grade of 81 percent over 54 plays...was perfect on snaps and committed just two missed assignments while grading out at 92 percent on passing plays... earned a second consecutive start against Miami but was replaced by starter Bryan Stork in the early going...made impressive physical gains over the summer prior to his freshman season after arriving at FSU with little fanfare...earned one of six freshman academic awards at the team's annual banquet for his work in the classroom.
Personal: Sleeper offensive lineman in the class of 2011, who had a coming out party as a senior...showed to be quick on his feet and exhibited toughness in the trenches...helped St. Thomas Aquinas to a Class 5A state title in 2010, which included helping the offense rack up 5,612 yards of total offense...named to EliteScoutingServices Class 5A All-Tournament Team...ranked No. 40 on the Sun Sentinel's Broward County Top 50 List...joined fellow teammates Bobby Hart and Rashad Greene in the 2011 FSU signing class...another one of veteran offensive line coach Jay Connolly's products, which include former Seminole and Green Bay Packer offensive lineman Andrew Datko and former Seminole and Buffalo Bills deep snapper Garrison Sanborn...also played third base for St. Thomas Aquinas' baseball team...member of the 2010 SunStateFootball All-State Finals First Team Offense...born Oct. 19, 1992.