Heads into his second season as Michigan Stateís starting right tackle . . .
AS A JUNIOR: Shared MSUís Outstanding Underclass Lineman Award with defensive tackle Robert Newkirk and defensive end Julian Peterson . . . appeared in all 12 games in 1998, including starts in the last 10 games at right tackle . . . slowed the last four games by a sprained left ankle . . . limited by the injury to just 23 snaps vs. top-ranked Ohio State but graded out 88 percent overall, including a perfect score (100 percent) in his run-blocking assignments . . . graded 82 percent overall vs. Notre Dame, including 100 percent in his pass-blocking assignments . . . played a total of 252.5 minutes in í98, including a season-high 33 minutes vs. Michigan . . .
JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep JUCO All-American . . .ranked as the nationís No. 1 junior college offensive lineman by PrepStar . . . first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore in 1997. . .also earned first-team all-conference honors as a freshman . . .played for Coach Skip Foster at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College . . . rated among the top 100 prospects coming out of Texas as a high school senior . . . first-team all-state pick in í95 for Coach Alan Weddell at La Marque (Texas) High School . . .born June 23, 1978 . . . majoring in kinesiology.
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