Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 21 career games . . . came to Tulsa as a walk-on, but earned a scholarship prior to the 2008 campaign . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games . . . played on the line on offense and on special teams . . . played on the offensive front in the season opener against Tulane on the last series . . . the next week, saw considerable action against New Mexico . . . started at left guard and played most of the game at Oklahoma . . . also played on offense against Sam Houston State and Memphis . . . 2008 - Saw playing time in seven games . . . 2007 - Played in two games as a true freshman, including Army and Bowling Green . . . his first collegiate action came in the Army game as he played five snaps at center . . . Overall - Has the ability to play guard and center . . . an start or serve as a quality backup . . . has good strength . . . a strong run blocker.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Holland Hall High School . . . started at offensive tackle and defensive end for three years . . . was a Tulsa World first-team all-metro selection as a senior . . . helped Holland Hall reach the Southwest Prep Conference finals in each of his four years, and won the title in his junior campaign . . . his position coach was former Tulsa All-America offensive lineman Jerry Ostroski . . . high school football coach was Tag Gross.
Personal -- Favorite movie is Gladiator . . . his favorite sports movie is the Little Giants . . . favorite TV show is "Modern Family" . . . the Dallas Cowboys is his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite NFL player is Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo . . . shoe size is 15 . . . the TV Game Show he would most like to appear on is Survivor . . . his favorite athlete is Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Michael Phelps . . . parents are Ron and Carene Gates . . . majoring in business management.
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