2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.
2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.
2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.
2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.
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