Started the first four games before missing the final nine games of the year due to a season-ending injury…helped pave holes for an FSU offense that ran for 203 yards on the ground and combined for 406 yards against 13th-ranked Miami…helped open holes for Cam Akers to record his first career 100-yard game in the rivalry contest vs. Hurricanes.
ACC All-Academic Team
Honorable mention Freshman All-American (Campus Insiders)
Became the first true freshman offensive lineman to start a home opener at Florida State since Jamie Dukes in 1982 when he started at right guard versus Charleston Southern in Week 2…also started the next six games before an ACL injury ended his debut season early…his third career start was one of the best offensive performances of the Jimbo Fisher era as the Noles racked up 478 yards rushing – second-most in school history – and Dalvin Cook accounted for 267 yards on the ground, second-most ever by a Nole…collected honorable mention freshman All-American honors from Campus Insiders…earned recognition on ACC All-Academic Team.
One of the nation’s top offensive line recruits…grabbed a five-star rating from 247Sports and nabbed four stars from ESPN, Rivals and Scout…played for Team Armour in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game in January…competed at Nike’s ‘The Opening’ prospect camp in 2015…the versatile lineman was tabbed the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard recruit by Rivals and a Top 5 offensive tackle recruit by 247Sports (No. 5) and ESPN (No. 5)…also listed as nation’s No. 4 guard by Scout…physical athlete with the size and toughness to excel at the collegiate level and a number of positions…tabbed the No. 2 player in North Carolina and No. 17 overall prospect in the nation by 247Sports…rated the fourth-best player in the state and No. 43 overall by Rivals…ranked No. 3 recruit in North Carolina and No. 64 overall by ESPN…Scout’s No. 76 overall prospect…collected USA Today All-USA North Carolina First Team and All-Northwestern 3A-4A honors in 2015…led South Caldwell to an 11-3 record and to the third round of the state 4A football playoffs as a senior…selected for the N.C. Shrine Bowl All-Star game…nabbed North Carolina Prep Football News Preseason All-State entering his senior season…chose Florida State over Tennessee, Auburn and Virginia Tech, among others…born on September 30, 1998…majoring in sport management.