AT COLORADO: 2013 (Sr.)-He started all 12 games at left offensive tackle, playing the second-most snaps on offense and the fourth-most on the team overall (799), earning first-team All-Colorado honors from the state’s chapter of the National Football Foundation. He had the best plus play percentage of all the offensive linemen, 75.2, grading out to 70 percent or better in eight games (he had 601 plus plays overall, the balance were either even or negative); his best game mark was 87.5 percent against Southern California. He had 20 knockdown blocks and two touchdown blocks, while allowing three quarterback sacks, 10 pressures and was flagged seven times for penalties. He also played all 56 snaps on the FG/PAT unit on special teams. He entered the fall listed atop the depth chart at offensive left tackle as competition for the position opened up when the starter at the position the previous two years, David Bakhtiari, opted to forego his senior year and declare for the NFL Draft. He shared the team’s Offensive Trench Award with Gus Handler, and was selected as one of six team captains by his teammates for the season.
2012 (Jr.)-He started 11 games in 2012, six at right guard and five at right tackle, finally getting some consistent playing time after missing the bulk of the 2011 season (his sophomore campaign) with a nasty ankle injury; he missed the Oregon game with concussion symptoms. He graded out to 80 percent or higher in nine games, with his 84.3 percent figure the third best on the team for the season (690 snaps). His top game grade was 89.6 percent against Washington. He had 34 will-breaker blocks (similar to pancakes but harder to earn) and tied for the team lead with seven touchdown blocks, while allowing four quarterback sacks and three pressures. He played his best games in the second half of the season, first at Arizona, where he graded out to 89.3 percent (67 plus plays out of 75), with seven “will-breaker” blocks and three touchdown blocks. He followed that up with a 90 percent effort (45 plus plays out of 50), with six will-breaker efforts.
2011 (Soph.)-He suffered a fracture of his right fibula in the second game of the season (Sept. 10 vs. California), which required surgery to help repair (Sept. 22); he did not return to play the remainder of the season. He started the first two games of the year at right tackle, playing 109 snaps and grading out to a healthy 81.7 percent for those contests (82.8 at Hawai’i). He had four great effort blocks, and allowed one quarterback sack, one pressure and was flagged for one penalty. He had entered the fall atop the depth chart at right tackle, with it in mind that he could also have played guard as well, as he practiced at both spots as a redshirt freshman.
2010 (Fr.-RS)-He did not see any action; he had entered fall camp listed third at right tackle, and was practicing as well as any lineman the first 10 days of fall camp but was sidelined by a shoulder sprain he suffered in drills on August 16. He couldn’t dress for the first three games due to injury and rose to second on the depth chart at right guard by the end of the season. He was the co-recipient of the Joe Romig Award as selected by coaches for the most improved offensive lineman in spring practice.
2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced on the offensive line the entire fall.
HIGH SCHOOL-He earned All-America honors from PrepStar and All-Midlands Region accolades from SuperPrep as a senior, when he was also named first-team All-Colorado and All-State (5A) by both the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News. One of 13 offensive linemen named to the prestigious Tacoma News-Tribune’s Western 100 list. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 53 player from the Midlands Region, the No. 14 offensive lineman, No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 7 player from Colorado on that list. The No. 223 overall prospect on the Rivals 250 list, ranked as the No. 19 offensive tackle and the No. 2 player overall and top offensive lineman from Colorado by Rivals.com. Scout.com tabbed him as the No. 42 offensive tackle in the country. He was and first-team All-Southern League as a junior and senior, and earned second-team honors as a sophomore. A three-year letterman in football under coach John Vogt, lists his most memorable game in his senior season against Douglas County when he racked up 16 pancake blocks. Chaparral won nine games both his sophomore and senior seasons and with a 9-3 mark in 2008, finished second in the Southern League and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. He anchored an offensive line that produced a balance offensive attack averaging 171.6 yards rushing and 155.5 yards passing per game in 2008 and Chaparral’s running backs averaged 5.8 yards per carry collectively. He also played basketball at Chaparral, participating on the league championship team as a freshman and earning a letter as a sophomore before concentrating on football.
ACADEMICS-He graduated with a double major in Anthropology and Sociology from Colorado in May 2013.
PERSONAL-He was born May 11, 1991 in Littleton, Colo. Hobbies include fishing, camping, weight lifting and playing video games (favorites include Xbox, Halo and NCAA Football). A cousin, M.J. Flaum, was an offensive lineman at Nebraska. A grandfather, John Boice, played for the Chicago Bears as a tight end/defensive end.