Started all 12 games of the season for the Hurricanes ... Made the shift from left guard to left tackle for his junior campaign ... Finished the year with an overall grade of 86% ... Made only five mental errors over the course of the season, and registered only three penalties against.
One of three offensive linemen to start all 13 games ... Second on the team with 56 pancake blocks, and 11 lumberjack blocks ... Graded out at 99 percent against Pittsburgh, the highest grade of any starter all season ... Graded out at 95 percent against Virginia Tech ... Earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after Virginia Tech (loss) and Duke (win) games ... Leader of Miami offensive line that earned more weekly honors than any school in the league during the 2010 season.
Played in all 13 games mainly on the place-kicking unit, but made first career start at left guard against USF while playing 53 snaps and grading out at 90 percent with five pancake blocks ... Started at left guard against Wisconsin in Champs Sports Bowl ... Also played guard against Florida A&M, UCF and Virginia.
Signed with Miami out of Northwestern HS in 2008 and spent this past fall at Milford (N.Y.) Academy ... Played his first three years at Edison High School ... Finished his high school career playing for the state and national champions Northwestern ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the second-best prep school player in the class of 2009 ... Ranked as the No. 4 guard in the nation, the No. 25 player in Florida and the No. 147 player in the nation by Rivals.com out of high school ... Rated as the No. 14 guard in the country and the No. 43 player in Florida by Scout.com and No. 11 guard by ESPN out of high school ... Selected to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team ... Named All-State by the Florida Sportswriters Association ... Ranked No. 12 on the Miami Herald South Florida Top 25 ... Also played defensive tackle and tallied 42 total tackles (36 unassisted, six assisted), seven sacks, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.