CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 44/28
2008 - Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Started at right tackle all 12 games ... Finished career with starts in 26 consecutive games, tying for team's second longest active streak ... Vols rushed for 266 yards in home opener against UAB ... Vols had their best SEC rushing day of season with 222 yards on 51 attempts at Vanderbilt ... Selected to play in East-West Shrine Game in Houston.
2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Recognized for excellence with All-SEC second team nod by Rivals.com ... Started at right tackle all 14 games ... Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) ... Starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300 attempts ... Team's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 attempts ... Suffered broken thumb in pregame warmups before Vanderbilt contest, but still played entire game and did not miss any snaps rest of season ... Led to his being named to All-MayDay Team by ESPN analyst Mark May ... Played both tackle and guard positions ... Helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver...Recipient of 2007 Harvey Robinson Award as most improved offensive player in spring practice.
2006 - Games/Starts: 11/0 ... Saw action in 11 games this season ... Played all four quarters against Memphis, Alabama and Vanderbilt, and was key reserve in Outback Bowl ... Part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third-fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league.
2005 - Games/Starts: 7/2 ... Six of his 2005 appearances were versus SEC competition ... For his efforts, earned Freshman All-SEC nod by league coaches ... Started at left guard in collegiate debut vs. UAB after injuries at center position forced veteran Rob Smith to fill that void ... Saw action along the offensive front at LSU ... Saw significant playing time vs. Vanderbilt and started at right tackle in the season-finale at Kentucky ... Shared 2005 Harvey Robinson Award as most improved offensive player in spring practice with David Ligon.
2004 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - Named by Knoxville News Sentinel as No. 5-ranked prospect in Tennessee ... First-team Associated Press and Writers' All-State performer ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region ... 2003 Class 3A Mr. Football among linemen ... Selected as All-West Tennessee performer ... Led Ripley to 10-2 record and berth in second round of 2003 playoffs, while grading at 90 percent on offensive line ... Four-year starter on both offense and defense ... Also handled some placekicking and kickoff duties ... Three-year starter at center on basketball team ... As member of Ripley track and field squad, posted career-best shot put of 45-11.
COACH AT RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL - Johnny McAdams.
BORN - Jan. 7, 1986.
- 2007 All-SEC Rivals.com (2nd)
- 2005 Freshman All-SEC Coaches