CHATTANOOGA: Transferred to UTC in the summer of 2011 ... No. 1 on the depth chart at right guard where he has started all but one game over the last two years ... Second Team Preseason All-Southern Conference.
2012 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started all 11 games at right guard.
2011 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started 10 games at right guard ... missed the Elon game with an injury.
PRIOR TO UTC: Redshirted the 2009 season at Tennessee ... played in one game in 2010 against Ole Miss.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com out of Rhea County High School ... named to Knoxville News-Sentinel's Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee ... finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football Award ...played in Toyota East-West All-Star Game ... All-State first team by both Tennessee coaches and sportswriters ... Region 4-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year ... named Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps first team ... helped team to Region 4 title and championship state quarterfinals berth his senior season ... Qualified for state tournament as heavyweight wrestler in junior season ... named Preseason Academic All-State in 2008.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Integrated Studies.