Graduated from NC State in December of 2012 ... Had started 31 straight games at right guard before suffering a foot injury in the Miami game ... He underwent surgery and missed the remainder of the season ... The Pack's top run blocker, he earned the highest coach's grade on the offensive line in each of the first two games of 2012 ... A veteran of 2,399 career snaps from scrimmage.
In for more snaps than any player on the 2011 squad - 916 total ... Only allowed two sacks for the season.
Gave up just three sacks in 969 snaps ... That snap total was the third-highest on the team ... Played 100 gradeable snaps at Maryland ... Posted the offensive line's highest grade in the season opener.
Saw action in 11 games, playing both guard and tackle ... In for a season-high 35 snaps versus Murray State.
Redshirted the season on the offensive line ... Was named the offensive scout team player-of-the-week for the Florida State game.
Played left tackle for Tift County HS under head coach Jay Walls ... Earned first-team all-state honors following his senior season ... Played in the Georgia North/South All-Star Classic ... Earned MVP honors at the Nike Training Camp in Athens, Ga. ... Named to the first-team all-state squad as a junior ... Named all-region as a junior ... Majoring in Africana studies.