A versatile offensive lineman who can play any of the three middle positions ... a two-year starter at center ... emerged from the spring of 2011 as the starting center after starting at that spot the second half of 2010 ... played in seven games with four starts as a true freshman in 2009 ... has played in 31 career games with 22 starts (left guard - 3; right guard - 1; center - 18) ... a two-time Academic All-ACC choice.
As a Junior (2011): Started the first 10 games at center before an injury sidelined him for the final two ... an Academic All-America nominee ... earned Academic All-ACC honors for the second straight season ... helped the offense rank third in the ACC in rushing (169.3 yards per game) and fourth in fewest sacks allowed (1.4 pg) ... part of a line that held Miami and West Virginia without a sack, the first time Maryland held an opponent without one in back-to-back games since 2000 ... helped the offense put up 499 yards of total offense against Miami, the Terps' largest output since 2005 ... part of a line that helped Davin Meggett rush for a career-high 113 yards against West Virginia (9/17), as the Terps put up 189 rushing yards on 35 carries (5.4 ypc) as a team ... helped the team run for 198 yards against Towson (10/1), including 102 by Davin Meggett, while holding the Tigers without a sack ... helped the Terps rack up a season-high 246 rushing yards against Georgia Tech (10/8), including 124 by QB C.J. Brown and 86 by Meggett ... part of an effort that saw Maryland rush for a season-high 291 yards against Clemson (10/15) ... helped hold Boston College (10/29) and Notre Dame (11/12) without a sack ... missed the Wake Forest (11/19) and NC State (11/26) games with an injury.
As a Sophomore (2010): Saw action in all 13 games (seven starts), with time at right guard and center, for an offense which ranked 29th in the FBS in scoring (32.2 ppg) and tied for fifth nationally in fewest turnovers (15) ... an Academic All-ACC selection ... played at center against FIU (9/25), Duke (10/2) and Clemson (10/16), then started at that spot the last seven games ... part of the line that helped the Terps run for 261 yards as a team against Navy (9/6), the most in a game since they had 271 vs. Delaware in 2008 ... average of 7.7 ypr in the game was the highest since posting 7.9 ypr against North Carolina on 11/2/02 ... helped the Terps post their second consecutive 200-yard rushing game with 221 against Morgan State (9/11), making the first time Maryland had back-to-back 200-yard rushing games since 2007 ... had a key block that helped spring Davin Meggett for a 76-yard TD run against FIU (9/25) ... graded out as the team's second-best o-lineman in a game that saw the Terps tally 419 yards of total offense ... split time at center and right guard again vs. Clemson (10/16) and helped the Terps pass for 302 yards ... moved into a starting role at center against Boston College (10/23) ... helped the offense rack up 446 yards of total offense, including 261 on the ground, against Wake Forest (10/30), while not surrendering a sack ... helped the line post 163 yards rushing and 269 yards passing against Florida State (11/20), marking the third time in four games the Terps posted 400 yards of total offense ... had to leave the game briefly due to a hand injury but later returned ... allowed Danny O'Brien to throw for a career-high 417 yards and four TDs against NC State (11/27), becoming the first Terp to throw for 400 in a game since 1993 ... helped an offense roll up season highs in total yards (478) and rushing yards (297), and score a bowl-record 51 points vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).
As a Freshman (2009): Played in the first seven games along the offensive line ... started three games at left guard and one at right guard ... one of just two true freshmen to start on the o-line in the last four years (also Bruce Campbell in 2007) ... played in his first career game in the season opener at California (9/5) ... made his first career start against James Madison (9/12) ... also started at left guard vs. MTSU (9/19), helping the offense post a season-high 446 total yards ... started at right guard against Rutgers (9/26) ... part of the line that helped Chris Turner pass for 307 yards and three TDs against Wake Forest (10/10) ... was the starting left guard vs. Virginia (10/17), but saw action on just three plays ... had season-ending shoulder surgery on 11/6.
At Gretna High School: A solid two-way player ... saw action on the offensive and defensive lines ... a four-year starter on the offensive line (first three at center/last one at right tackle) ... helped lead the Hawks to a 13-1 record in 2008, which culminated with a win over Floyd County in the Virginia Group A Division 2 state championship game ... marked the second-straight state title for the Hawks ... member of the 2008 Virginia Group A all-state team ... also competed in track (throws) ... won the 2009 Group A state shot put title with a toss of 53-1 1/4 ... coached by Chris Thurman.
Personal: Born in Gretna, Va. ... maintained a 4.2 GPA in high school ... majoring in finance.