Three-year starter was forced into the lineup because of injuries as a 17-year-old true freshman in 2011 and steadily improved…capped his career by starting 28 consecutive games at right tackle and earning all-conference honors from 2013-14.
Started 37 games in his career, including 28 consecutive at right tackle in 2013-14… improved tremendously since starting nine games as a true freshman in 2011…two-time All-ACC honoree…graded out to an average of 73 this season…dominant down the stretch for the Noles, with an average grade of 84 over the last four games, including a team-best 89 at Miami against his hometown Hurricanes…tied for team-high with a grade of 90 in the ACC Championship Game…leader of one of the nation’s top offenses which averaged 33.7 points and 441.4 total yards…paved the way for FSU to pile up 574 yards of total offense against the nation’s then-top-ranked defense at Louisville in a 42-31 win…key protector of QB Jameis Winston, who led the ACC in passing yards and total offense…opened holes for Dalvin Cook to set the FSU freshman record for rushing yards (1,008) and became the first Seminole rookie back to rush for 1,000 yards.
Right tackle, who started all 14 games and has 23 starts in his career…graded out at 86 percent at Florida and also had grades above 80 percent against Miami (81), Bethune-Cookman (83) and Nevada (86)… the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards), points per game (51.6) and yards per play (7.67) and the national record for points (723)…the Noles led the country with 94 touchdowns…FSU set the ACC and school records for total touchdowns (94), passing touchdowns (42) and the school record for rushing touchdowns (42)…Florida State ranked first in the ACC and sixth in the nation in total offense (519.1)…with the nation’s top offensive line providing protection and opening holes, Florida State rushed for 2,844 yards (5.6 ypc), while passing for 4,423 yards…his play at right tackle helped Jameis Winston become the youngest Heisman Trophy winner ever.
True sophomore who played in eight games seeing time mostly as a reserve guard and on the placekicking unit on special teams…played 19 snaps in the win over Murray State…saw action in a season-high 20 plays, grading out at 75 percent in the win over Wake Forest…played 10 snaps in each the win over Duke and Boston College.
True freshman offensive tackle who celebrated his 17th birthday during preseason camp and was inserted into the starting lineup for the final nine games of the season, including the Champs Sports Bowl…earned second team CFN Freshman All-America honors…saw limited action in the first two games of the season and didn’t see the field again until he made his first career start on the road against Wake Forest on Oct. 8, when he stepped in for injured senior Andrew Datko at left tackle…was moved to right tackle the following week at Duke, where he became a fixture…his career-high five knockdowns came in the road win over the Blue Devils…posted his season-best grade of 77 in the regular season home finale against Virginia…also posted a grade of 74 with a pair of knockdown blocks against NC State…was penalty-free in three of FSU’s final four regular season games…allowed just 4.5 sacks, pitching shutouts in five of his nine starts…gained valuable experience that should translate well into the future for an offensive line that was forced to use seven different lineups due to injury in 2011…earned one of six freshman academic awards for his work in the classroom and voted a Top Newcomer on offense at the team’s annual banquet.
Anchored a St. Thomas Aquinas offensive line that helped the Raiders compile 5,612 yards of total offense on their way to the 2010 Class 5A State championship and a No. 3 national ranking…rated a five-star offensive tackle by Scout.com and four-star lineman by Rivals.com…considered a relentless drive blocker with good feet in pass protection…ranked as the No. 8 offensive tackle by Rivals.com, No. 77 nationally at any position and No. 19 in the state…Scout.com ranked him the No. 4 offensive tackle in the country…rated a four-star prospect and the No. 16 offensive tackle by 247Sports…No. 25 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 4 overall offensive tackle…selected to Under Armour All-American team…First Team All-Broward County by Sun Sentinel as a senior…No. 14 on Bill Buchalter’s 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel…All-Broward County First Team by The Miami Herald as a senior…No. 43 on Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120…member of the Times-Union’s Florida Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 1 offensive tackle…No. 32 on the SuperPrep Florida 110…Second Team 2A All-State offensive lineman as a junior at Fort Lauderdale’s Cardinal Gibbons…coached by legendary South Florida high school coach George Smith at St. Thomas Aquinas…also played forward on a highly ranked travel AAU basketball team, playing against the likes of former Ohio State phenom and NBA first round pick Jared Sullinger and Winter Park High senior Austin Rivers…qualified for state in wrestling as a sophomore…born August 21, 1994.