|High School:||Cherry Creek|
AT COLORADO: 2007 (Sr.)—He earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors from the league coaches, and was the recipient of the Eddie Crowder Award as selected by his teammates for his leadership. Named the team’s offensive captain just prior to the season opener, he started all 13 games, including the Independence Bowl, and played every snap on offense (893 in the regular season, 68 more in the bowl for 961 total), the only player on either side of the ball to play every down from scrimmage by their respective units. He graded out to 80 percent or better 10 times (the last 10 games of the year), as well as to 90 percent or higher three times, including the best game-grade of the year by any lineman, 97 percent against Nebraska (earning the coaches’ nod as the Lineman of the Week). He allowed just one quarterback sack, had four direct touchdown blocks, allowed nine pressures and was called for four penalties. He had 68 knockdown blocks for the year, with a personal best of 10 at Baylor. He also played all 66 snaps on the field goal/PAT team, bringing his play count for the year to 959. He was the recipient of the Joe Romig Award following spring practice, as coaches presented the honor to the most improved offensive lineman.
2006 (Jr.)—He started all 12 games at left offensive tackle, as he was just one of four players on the team to start every game. In addition, he was the only player on offense to play every snap (715), which was second on the team to Terrence Wheatley on defense (776). He missed spring drills, as he was under going rehabilitation following surgery on January 10 to relieve a chronic shoulder condition, but was 100 percent for fall camp. He had bulked up by some 15 pounds from his playing weight as a sophomore.
2005 (Soph.)—He played in all 13 games, including starts in the first two (
2004 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in three games on offense and in 10 overall counting his participation on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams. He had 21 plays from scrimmage on offense, earning a season grade of 86.7 percent as he racked up 18 plus plays. He had one knockdown block with a high game grade of 88.9 against
2003 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced all season on the offensive line, mainly at tackle. He weighed 245 on signing day, but had bulked up to 270 by fall camp.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned SuperPrep All-American and all-Midlands honors, while Prep Football Report and PrepStar named him to their first-team all-Midlands squads. PrepStar also named him to its pre-season all-Midlands team. SuperPrep tabbed him the No. 42 offensive lineman in the country (the No. 30 overall player in the Midlands), with Prep Football Report selecting him as the No. 16 player in the
ACADEMICS—He majored in Business Management at
PERSONAL—He was born April 10, 1985 in