Moves into his third season as a starter on the Spartans' offensive line, his second year at left guard . . . has started 24-consecutive games . . .
AS A JUNIOR: Shared the Tommy Love Award as the team's most improved player with defensive end Nick Myers, free safety Richard Newsome and offensive tackle Siitupe Peko . . . started all 12 games at left guard in 1999 and played a career-best 349.5 minutes . . . led the offensive unit in minutes played . . . graded out 82 percent vs. Michigan, with 14 production points . . . turned in a stellar performance vs. Notre Dame, scoring 80 percent with 20 production points . . . moved to left guard for '99 after starting every game at left tackle in '98 . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Shared the Danziger Award, which is presented to the team's top Detroit-area player, with strong safety Aric Morris . . . started all 12 games at left tackle in 1998 and played 345 minutes . . . graded out 81 percent overall vs. Illinois . . . earned his top pass-blocking grade of the season vs. top-ranked Ohio State (87 percent) . . . scored a career-best 84 percent overall vs. Notre Dame . . . played a career-high 35.5 minutes vs. Northwestern . . .
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in seven games in 1997, playing behind All-American Flozell Adams at left tackle . . . played his best game vs. Washington when he produced an overall grade of 83 percent . . . pressed into service in the season opener vs. Western Michigan when Adams went down with a sprained ankle on the second play from scrimmage . . . played a season-high 79 snaps vs. Western Michigan . . . 1996 SEASON: Redshirted . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to National Recruiting Advisor's and Blue Chip Illustrated's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked as Michigan's No. 1 offensive lineman by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming . . . also rated among the state's top prospects by the Lansing State Journal (No. 4), Detroit Free Press (No. 5) and The Detroit News (No. 10) . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by both the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News . . . also earned All-Macomb County honors . . . named Macomb Athletic Conference Red Division MVP in 1995 . . . three-year starter for Coach Rick Bye at Adlai Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. . . . two-way player also saw action at defensive end . . . born Nov. 17, 1977 . . . majoring in general business administration.
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