A two-year starter who emerged as one of the top offensive linemen in the league as a junior, his first as a starter ... played both right and left tackle ... a two-time all-league performer ... has ideal size for a tackle and good strength ... played through injury (back) in 2005 and saw limited action in 2006 ... played in 39 career games, including 24 starts (18 at left tackle/six at right tackle) ... awarded a medical redshirt prior to the 2007 season due to an injury during his junior campaign ... member of the 2008 Terrapin Council, the team's leadership committee.
As a Senior (2008): An honorable mention All-ACC selection by AP/ACSMA ... played in all 13 games ... started the first six games at left tackle and the next six at right tackle ... member of a line that enabled Da'Rel Scott (1,133) to become the seventh Terp back, and first since 2002 (Chris Downs), to gain over 1,000 rushing yards ... the line also aided Chris Turner to throw for 2,516 yards, the seventh-highest single-season total in school history ... a preseason second team All-ACC choice by Athlon and Lindy's ... also a preseason honorable mention All-America by Sporting News ... part of the unit that surrendered just seven sacks during the seven-game span from Sept. 20 to Nov. 15, five of which resulted in Maryland victories ... part of the unit that surrendered just one sack and helped RB Da'Rel Scott rush for a career-high 197 yards vs. Delaware (8/30) ... member of the unit that scored 35 points vs. then-No. 23 Cal (9/13) ... helped the offense account for 51 points and 486 total yards against Eastern Michigan (9/20) ... part of the unit that helped Terp ball carriers rack up 203 rushing yards (including 163 by Scott) vs. NC State (10/25)... part of the unit that helped Scott and fellow RB Davin Meggett combine for 215 rushing yards and allowed just one sack vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... helped spearhead a solid offensive attack in the win over Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... offense posted 456 total yards, including 258 rushing yards, vs. a Wolf Pack defense which entered the game ranked third nationally against the run (74.5 ypg).
As a Redshirt Junior (2007): A second-team All-ACC selection by Rivals.com ... played in all 13 games at left tackle, starting 12 ... aided running backs Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore to rush for nearly 1,600 yards and 25 TDs ... also helped first-year starting QB Chris Turner post the third-best passing-efficiency rating in the ACC ... earned the James M. Tatum Award as the team's top offensive lineman ... (vs. Villanova) ... earned his first career start, opening the game at left tackle ... saw action on 49 plays ... (vs. FIU) ... earned second-consecutive start ... (vs. WVU) ... started at left tackle and was in on 60 plays, most among offensive linemen ... (vs. WF) ... started at left tackle, but missed much of the second half due to injury ... (vs. Rutgers) ... despite missing practice time during the week due to injury, started at left tackle and saw action on 66 plays, fourth most among offensive players ... (vs. GT) ... started at left tackle and saw time in 43 plays, third most among O-linemen ... (vs. UVA) ... started at left tackle and was in on 56 plays, second most among offensive linemen ... (vs. Clemson) ... did not start due to an ankle injury, but did see action on three plays at left tackle ... (vs. UNC) ... started at left tackle, but on the field for just 26 plays due to an ankle injury ... (vs. BC) ... started at left tackle despite injuries to both ankles and saw action on 53 plays ... graded out as the Terps' top lineman, and won ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors playing against the nation's top-ranked run defense ... helped the offense post a season-high 472 total yards ... (vs. FSU) ... started at left tackle and was in on 17 plays before leaving with an ankle injury ... (vs. NCSU) ... started at left tackle and saw action on 53 plays ... helped the Terps post a season-high 249 rushing yards ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... started at left tackle.
As a Junior (2006): Played in one game along the offensive line, seeing action at tackle in the season opener vs. William & Mary ... missed the rest of the season due to injury ... awarded a medical redshirt season prior to the beginning of 2007.
As a Sophomore (2005): Played in the season's final eight games after missing the first three due to injury (back) ... was in for a total of 44 plays, allowing one sack and committing one penalty.
As a Freshman (2004): Saw action in four games ... one of eight true freshmen to play on the season.
At Woodlawn Senior High School: A four-year starter ... spent all four years at offensive tackle while seeing action at DT as a junior and senior ... recorded 45 pancake blocks his senior season ... allowed just one sack in his last two seasons and none as a junior ... finished with six sacks as a senior in spot duty at DT ... graded out at over 90 percent on offense as a junior ... an all-state selection by the Associated Press and the Maryland High School Football Coaches Association as a senior ... also first team All-Met by the Baltimore Sun as a senior and second team his junior season ... was all-city, all-county and all-division as a junior and senior ... a SuperPrep All-American and the third-rated player overall in the Mid-Atlantic region ... named to the PrepStar "Dream Team" as one of the best 150 players in the country ... rated as the 11th-best offensive tackle in the nation by SuperPrep ... team went 34-10 in his four years ... set the school record with a 540-pound squat ... also lettered twice in track & field and once each in basketball and wrestling ... county shot put champion as a senior ... also recruited by Penn State, Miami, Florida, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame ... coached by Leonard Hart.
Personal: Born Jan. 2, 1986 ... mother is Sabrina Burley ... active in a child-mentoring program as a prep called "Each One Teach One" ... a criminology and criminal justice major.
bio updated 02-18-09