Only offensive lineman to start all nine games…earned FSU’s Offense Most Improved Award…Seminole Scholar…started at center in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State and 56-35 win vs. Duke, helping FSU top 500 yards of total offense in both games…started at right guard in other seven games…blocked for Florida State offense that averaged 199.9 rushing yards per game, program’s highest since 2016, and 5.11 yards per rush, FSU’s highest season average since 2015…FSU ranked fourth in ACC in yards per carry and fifth in rushing yards per game…yards-per-rush average ranked 23rd nationally, 16th among teams with at least 350 carries…rushing yards-per-game average ranked 20th nationally among teams that played at least nine games…in win vs. Duke, blocked as FSU scored six rushing touchdowns, tying the most in program history against an ACC opponent…was only second time FSU scored six rushing touchdowns in conference game and first since 1992…346 rushing yards vs. Duke were FSU’s most in ACC game since 2012…in other start at center, cleared way for Seminoles to pass for 268 yards and gain 263 rushing yards, Florida State’s first game with at least 250 yards rushing and passing since 2016…Seminoles scored touchdowns on five straight drives vs. Gamecocks, FSU’s longest touchdown streak since 2017…from right guard position, helped Florida State top 400 yards of total offense in three straight ACC games – at No. 5 Notre Dame, vs. No. 5 North Carolina and at Louisville – for first time since 2016…432 yards in 31-28 victory vs. Tar Heels was FSU’s highest total vs. top-10 opponent since 2016…helped Seminoles convert five fourth-down attempts at North Carolina State, most by an ACC team in 2020 and tied for second-highest single-game total nationally.
Started all 11 games in which he appeared…helped pave way for Cam Akers to become only third running back in program history with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons…protected passers who combined to tie for 22nd nationally with 64.6 completion percentage…started 49-12 win vs. Alabama State as FSU posted 9.4 yards-per-play average by totaling season-high 524 yards on 56 plays…missed games vs. Syracuse and at Boston College due to injury.
Appeared in four games…helped block as FSU produced a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game for the first time in more than two years and posted season-high 485 yards of total offense during 38-17 victory vs. Wake Forest…helped offense manufacture 454 yards of total offense in 36-26 win vs. Samford…also saw action vs. No. 2 Clemson and No. 13 Florida.
Missed entire 2017 season due to injury
Logged crucial time contributing to the scout team.
Nation’s top center prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and a consensus four-star player from Lake Gibson High School…rated the No. 6 player in Florida and No. 29 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN…ranked the seventh-best player in the state and No. 45 player overall by Rivals…tabbed No. 7 prep star in Florida and No. 71 overall prospect by 247Sports…Scout’s 89th-ranked prospect in the nation and second-best center…named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 13 Player of the Year and a first-team all-district selection as a senior in 2015…described as very athletic for a player of his size, making him effective at pulling as a blocker and able to play multiple positions…played center as a member of Team Highlight in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, holding his own against some of the best defensive line prospects in the nation and leading his squad to a 27-0 victory…collected MVP honors at the Nike opening regional camp in Orlando in 2015 and was invited to Nike’s ‘The Opening’ in Beaverton, Ore….grabbed MVP honors at the 2015 Miami Nike Camp and 2015 Miami Rivals Camp…a lifelong Florida State fan, he chose FSU over Florida, Kentucky, Miami and Mississippi State among several offers…majoring in social science.