Washington:Four-year letterman that started 11 of 12 games at center his senior year 2003: was one of four returning starters on the offensive line ... Ohio State was the only game that he didn't start ... one of 19 players named to the Rimington Trophy watch list for 2003 ... sat out spring drills while rehabing from shoulder surgery. 2002: One of four returning starters on Washington’s offensive line ... started all 13 of the Huskies’ games at center ... has now started the last 25 games (counting the 2001 Holiday Bowl) on the offensive line, including 12 last year at strong-side tackle ... helped the UW lead the Pac-10 in passing offense and finish third in total offense ... part of a solid protection team that allowed quarterback Cody Pickett to pass for a Pac-10 record for yardage ... Husky passing game ranked fourth in the final NCAA statistics ... earned a Coaches’ Award at the team’s postseason banquet. 2001: Started every game at strong-side tackle after earning the job in fall camp … one of four redshirt freshmen or sophomores to start on the offensive line for Washington in 2001 … helped the Huskies rank fourth in the conference in sacks against with 25 … paved the way for Washington’s 212 yards rushing and three touchdowns in an early-season win over Idaho … with starter Cody Pickett nursing a separated shoulder, helped the offensive line allow just one sack against Pac-10’s second-ranked sack defense in a crucial come-from-behind win over Arizona … teamed with tackle Khalif Barnes to hold Arizona State defensive end Terrell Suggs, the Pac-10 leader in tackles-for-loss and sacks, to just four tackles, none for loss, in Huskies’ 33-31 win … was also a key run-blocker against the Sun Devils, helping Washington rush for 188 yards, its best output of the Pac-10 season … was bullish on the line the following week against Stanford as Huskies scored five touchdowns on the ground, equaling its output from its previous five conference games combined. 2000: Spent season as the backup to center Kyle Benn ... earned his first letter ... appeared in one game, contributing to the Huskies' 51-3 Apple Cup win over Washington St. ... helped the Huskies rush for 336 yards in that game, including 60 yards and two TDs in the fourth quarter. 1999: Redshirted the season.
High School and Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1980 in Evansville, Ind. ... parents are Bruce and Linda ... has one sister and two brothers ... rated No. 17 lineman in Western Region by SuperPrep ... named to Tacoma News Tribune’s "Western 100" team ... played four years as an offensive tackle in high school at three different schools ... played freshman year at Kingwood (Texas) High School ... played on the defensive line as a junior and senior ... helped team to the state championship as a junior ... named to all-conference team as a junior and senior ... family moved to Mission Viejo from Lawrence, Mich., after his sophomore year in high school ... was an all-conference performer as a first baseman in baseball as a junior ... played for first-year Diablos head coach Steve Carnes as a senior ... competed for track team and ran the 100 meters ... a history major.