Clearwater Central Catholic HS
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Versatile lineman who takes over the starting job at center in 2009 … Played guard mostly and saw time at center in 2008 … Earned a degree in Business Management and Organization last May.
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games on the offensive line for the Hurricanes, starting at left guard twice – against North Carolina and at NC State … Started eight games at right guard and played some as the backup center … Made first career start against North Carolina … Graded out at 95 percent, splitting time at both guard positions and tallied 19 pancake blocks including a season-high five pancake blocks against Charleston Southern … One of his best games of the season came against North Carolina when he graded out at 99 percent … Had a solid performance grading out at 98 percent against Georgia Tech … Finished out the season with four pancake blocks and 97 percent grade against Cal in the Emerald Bowl.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in just one game for the Hurricanes as a reserve center in the fourth quarter against Marshall.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games at both center and left guard until suffering an injury … Played center in three games and guard in three games … Earned his first collegiate action against Florida A&M as a reserve center in the second half … Played as the backup center on the final offensive series of the North Carolina game … Saw backup action at center in the fourth quarter of the FIU game … Played some left guard at Duke and Maryland … Played left guard in the Virginia game until suffering injury.
2005 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted as a true freshman but impressed coaches with his play on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way lineman who began his final high school season at guard before moving to tackle (played offensive tackle his first three years of high school) … As a senior in 2004, graded out at 91 percent – the highest ever for a player at his school … Also played some fullback … On defense, made 81 tackles, 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss as a defensive end, defensive tackle and middle linebacker … Was selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl … As a junior, was selected All-County and All-State … Rated the No. 8 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, as well as the No. 27 offensive lineman by Scout.com, the No. 44 prospect in the country by the Orlando Sentinel, the No. 43 overall prospect in the country by the Tampa Tribune, a member of the Florida Times-Union Super 75, and the No. 10 offensive line prospect in the South by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Coached by Mike Jalazo.
2006 totals: 6 games, 0 starts
2007 totals: 1 game, 0 starts
2008 totals: 13 games, 10 starts
Career totals: 20 games, 10 starts