After starting the season with reserve appearances against Charleston Southern and Louisville, started the next seven games at right tackle…in his first start against USF, Florida State had 478 rushing yards – the second-most in school history…running back Dalvin Cook had 267 rushing yards against the Bulls, the second-most in FSU history…was instrumental in Florida State’s offense ranking No. 3 in the ACC in total yards (466.2) and No. 4 in scoring (35.1).
Played in nine games making six starts during his redshirt freshman season…first career start came in the season opener against Texas State…all six starts came at right tackle…posted a season-best grade of 81 percent against Syracuse…a Seminole tailback rushed for more than 150 yards in four of his six starts including Dalvin Cook’s career-high 266-yard, three TD performance against USF…helped pave the way on the offensive line for Dalvin Cook’s record setting, single-season performance for rushing yards (1,691) and all-purpose yards (1,935)…Seminoles finished the year averaging 31.7 points per game (4th in the ACC) and 424.0 yards per game (4th in the ACC)…key protector of FSU’s quarterbacks that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass offense (255.8 yards/game) and third in pass efficiency (142.7) and completion percentage (63.0)…part of an offensive line that ranked 17th nationally, third in the ACC, in yards per carry (5.25) and 18th nationally, third in the ACC, in red zone conversion rate (89.13)…also part of the front line that paced Cook to 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns against seven teams that ranked in the top 50 nationally in rushing defense.
Logged reps on the scout team in 2014 while redshirting.
Consensus three-star recruit from the 2014 class…ranked the No. 9 player in Maryland and the nation’s No. 35 offensive tackle prospect by 247Sports…No. 43 tackle and No. 14 player in Maryland by Rivals…No. 51 tackle and No. 17 recruit in Maryland by ESPN…PrepStar Magazine All-Atlantic Region…helped lead DeMatha Catholic to an 11-1 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in 2013 for the school’s first title since 2008…DeMatha’s offense averaged 31 points per game…captured consensus Maryland all-state first team and All-Gazette First Team accolades in 2013…also played basketball and baseball in high school…chose FSU over offers from NC State and Maryland…born January 7, 1996…majoring in criminology.