For a second straight year, started all games at center with 14 starts this year...vocal and emotional leader of Stanford's offensive line...made all of the checks and calls for the offensive line at the line of scrimmage...was leading presence in the huddle for two first-year starting quarterbacks this season...called plays in the huddle whenever the quarterback was not in the game (i.e. wildcat)...leader of an offensive line that allowed a conference-low 17 sacks in the regular season...helped block for Stepfan Taylor's career-high 1,442 rushing yards this season, second most in school history...earned All-Pac-12 second team honors...recipient of the team's Al Masters Award for leadership and respect of his teammates.
Started all 13 games at the center position...was one of three first-year starters on the offensive line, including redshirt freshmen David Yankey and Cameron Fleming...played a significant role in Andrew Luck's ability to lead the Pac-12 in passing efficiency and completion percentage while breaking school records for career (82) and single-season (37) touchdown passes...Stanford also was tied for seventh nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game (0.85; 11 total)...helped spring running back Stepfan Taylor to 1,330 yards, which was the second-highest single-season mark in school history...part of an offensive line that also aided in Stanford compiling a single-game school record 446 yards rushing in a 65-21 rout of No. 22 Washington.
Saw action in six games as a reserve on the offensive line...played in the first two games of the season against Sacramento State and UCLA...did not see action in the next four games before making his third appearance of the year against Washington State on Oct. 23...also saw action the following week at Washington...sat out games against Arizona and Arizona State...saw duty in the final two regular season games against Cal and Oregon State.
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Graduated from Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas...played for a tradition-rich high school program...helped Carroll to 16-0 record and a state title as a junior...with that championship, the Dragons became only the second school in the history of Texas Class 5A football to win three straight state titles...team was 11-2 in his senior campaign and reached the state semifinals with the two losses ending a 49-game overall win streak and a 58-game streak against Texas schools...earned second team all-state honors from The Associated Press and was a first team all-district selection as a senior in 2007...ranked as the No. 52 offensive guard nationally by Scout.com...named All-Midwest Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar.
Majoring in science, technology and society (information science & technology in society) and pursuing a master's degree in communication.