Signed by Seattle Seahawks as non-drafted free agent, July 28, 2011…Waived by Seahawks Aug. 29, 2011…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Oct. 19, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 3, 2012.
Signed by Seattle Seahawks as non-drafted free agent, July 28, 2011…Waived by Seahawks Aug. 29, 2011…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Oct. 19, 2011…Re-signed by Raiders as reserve/future free agent, Jan. 3, 2012…A first-team All-Big-East performer in final two seasons at Connecticut, blocked for four 1,000-yard rushers during college career…Started all 39 games over three seasons…Appeared in 53 games in college career, setting a school record…Started 13 games at left guard as a junior…Started 13 games at right guard as a sophomore in 2008, when Donald Brown led the nation in rushing…Appeared in all 13 games as a freshman as an offensive lineman and on the field-goal unit…Individualized major…Attended Waterford (Conn.) High School…A first-team Class M all-state pick as a senior, was recognized by both The Day of New London and the Norwich Bulletin as an all-area performer…Started for two years on both the offensive and defensive lines…Blocked two field goals…Played in the Connecticut-Rhode Island Governors’ Cup All-Star Game…Also threw shot put and javelin for the track and field team…Spent time volunteering with Playworks at East Oakland Pride Elementary School in April 2012…In December 2011, volunteered at the Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Ellerhorst Elementary in Pinole, Calif. …Visited the Oakland Children’s Hospital in December 2011.
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