Was the lone returning starter up front entering the 2010 season and again in 2012 ... Had 47 career starts ... Did not start the 2011 season opener, but started every game afterwards ... A first-team academic All-Big 12 honoree ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 as selected by the coaches and Associated Press in 2011.
Started every game at right guard ... Played just 20 snaps in the season-opening 84-0 win over Savannah State ... Did not allowed a sack and just four quarterback pressures ... Had 1.5 knock-down blocks at Oklahoma ... Grade sheets show his best games of the season came against Savannah State and Texas Tech ... Was recognized as OSU's most physical lineman against Kansas and Texas Tech.
Started the final 12 games of the season, all at right guard ... Came off the bench against Louisiana and graded out at 98 percent ... Was also 98 percent against Texas Tech with eight knock-down blocks ... Did not allow a sack ... Was recognized for his physical play against Arizona ... Part of an offensive line that allowed just 12 sacks in 13 games.
Started all 13 games ... Was the offensive lineman of the week against Troy and Texas Tech ... Helped OSU rank among the national leaders in fewest sacks allowed, total offense and scoring offense.
Became one of the top stories of the 2009 season when he emerged from off of the depth chart to take over starting duties at right guard against Rice ... Held that position for the rest of the season and helped the Cowboys lead the Big 12 in rushing for a fourth straight season and ranked among the top 10 offensive lines in the country in fewest sacks allowed.
An honorable mention Class 5A all-stater by the Associated Press ... An all-district pick ... A member of the Texas Football Magazine top 300 and was listed among the top 215 prospects in Texas by Scout.com ... Scout also considered him the nation's 88th best prospect at guard ... Was the largest member of the incoming high school class in 2008 at 300 pounds.
Born Nov. 22, 1989, in Arlington ... Son of Luster and Lisa Taylor ... Education major ... Also participated in track as a prepster ... Likes working on cars in his spare time.