Depth strong on offensive front
The chore of filling three starting positions left by graduation has gone pretty smooth
Cooler temperature greets Hurricane team this morning
The Hurricane will take off a week for spring break
TulsaHurricane.com goes position by position on offense
Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 17 career games . . .
2013 - Played in 11 games . . . missed the season opener . . . played a season-high of 16 snaps at Louisiana Tech at both guard and tackle and graded 87-percent . . .
2012 - Played in six games -- Tulane, Nicholls State, Houston, SMU, UCF (C-USA Championship) and Iowa State (AutoZone Liberty Bowl) . . . totaled 49 snaps in his first two games played . . . saw his first collegiate action against Tulane, playing 24 snaps at left tackle . . . also played 25 snaps against Nicholls State . . .
2011 - Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status . . .
Overall - A very talented and versatile player . . . has been hampered by nagging injuries . . . will compete for a starting position at right guard . . . possesses the ability to play tackle.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Sallisaw High School . . . started four years on the offensive line and in last three years at defensive tackle as well . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman as a senior . . . was named to the OCA all-state Class 6A team as a senior . . . was named the 4A-4 District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . ranked as the 11th best prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . the nation's 74th-ranked offensive lineman by Rivals.com . . . graded 87 percent or above in every game during his career . . . registered 54 pancake blocks his senior season . . . made 47 consecutive starts for the Black Diamonds . . . was the state of Oklahoma's top offensive line prospect heading into the season according to the Tulsa World . . . high school coach was Craig Benson.
Personal -- Enjoys fishing and hunting . . . favorite movie is Forrest Gump . . . his favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team . . . George Strait is his favorite musician . . . favorite sport to play besides football is golf . . . his favorite actor is Sean Connery . . . the magazine cover he would want to appear on is Forbes . . . mother is Lou Ann Gladd . . . a finance major with a minor in energy management . . . born November 28, 1991 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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