Selected by New York Giants in sixth round (201st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Waived by Giants, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Giants to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2012…Released from Giants’ practice squad, Sept. 7, 2012…Re-signed by Giants to practice squad on Sept. 17, 2012…Signed by Giants as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 2, 2013...Waived by Giants, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 2, 2013…Promoted by Raiders to active roster, Sept. 7, 2013.
2012: Spent majority of rookie season on Giants’ practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played in 47 games with 42 starts at left tackle for UAB…Two-time All-Conference USA 1st-team selection…Credited with 274 knockdowns and 34 touchdown-resulting blocks from 2009-11…As a senior, named All-Conference USA first team for the 2nd consecutive season…Named the conference’s best offensive lineman by the league’s coaches…Lombardi Award nominee… Selected to play in the Senior Bowl in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. ...Started all 11 games in which he played at left tackle…Recorded 94 knockdowns and 11 touchdown-resulting blocks…As a junior, named first-team All-Conference USA…Started all 12 games at left tackle and was credited with 12 touchdown-resulting blocks and 97 knockdowns…Did not allow any sacks as the Blazers led the league and ranked tied for 15th in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (12)…As a sophomore, returned from a year of inactivity to start all 12 games at left tackle and was named All-Conference USA honorable mention…In 2008, sat out the season after being ruled academically ineligible, but was allowed to participate in practice…As a freshman, started seven games at left tackle…Made his collegiate debut as a starter against Michigan State…Majored in criminal justice.
PERSONAL: Attended Williamson High School in Mobile, Ala. …Lettered in football during his senior season…Received honorable mention all-region team by the Mobile Press-Register as a senior...Helped team advance to the class 5A state playoffs in 2006…Also played tuba in the school band…Joined Giants teammates to serve a meal at Eva’s Village shelter in Paterson, N.J. …Attended the Giants’ annual Jingle Jam holiday party at MetLife Stadium for 500 New Jersey foster children…Attended the Giants’ annual Kickoff Luncheon benefitting Hackensack University Medical Center.
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