CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 44/38
2008 - Games/Starts: 12/12... Started last 38 games he's played in (Missed 2007 Outback Bowl against Penn State because of injury) ... In season-opener at UCLA helped Vols top two running backs rush 25 times for 162 yards (6.5 avg.) ... Vols rushed for 266 yards in home-opener against UAB ... Vols rushed for 222 yards on 51 attempts at Vanderbilt and 210 yards on 53 attempts vs. Kentucky.
2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Lived up to preseason hype ... Named to Associated Press All-America second team and Rivals.com third team ... Consensus 2007 All-SEC first team, with selections from league coaches, Associated Press and Rivals.com ... Started all 14 games this year at left guard after making dozen starts at right guard in 2006 ... Has started the last 23 games he's played in (missed 2007 Outback Bowl because of injury) ... 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 ... Helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000- yard receiver ... First career start was as center at LSU in historic 2005 comeback win.
2006 - Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Started at right guard in all 12 games of regular season ... Missed Outback Bowl appearance after suffering knee injury against Kentucky ... 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: 6/1 ... Made collegiate debut at Florida, seeing key minutes at center during first half ... Including start at LSU, appeared in six games overall.
2004 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned All-State, All-Region, All-County and All-Southern Crescent honors while leading Lovejoy to 11-1 record in 2003 ... Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Georgia Top-50 team ... Selected to play in Georgia North/South All-Star Game ... Recorded 35 pancake blocks and graded at 91 percent ... Named All-Region and All-County as junior ... Three-year starter at offensive guard ... Also played basketball as sophomore.
COACH AT LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL - Al Hughes.
BORN - April 2, 1986.
- 2007 All-America Associated Press (2nd) and Rivals.com (3rd)
- 2007 All-SEC Coaches, Associated Press and Rivals.com