Tulsa --A two-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 28 games and has 27 career starts . . . 2008 -- Started all 14 games . . . started the first 12 games at left guard and the final two contests at right guard . . . graded over 80-percent in nine games . . . had a high-game of seven knockdowns vs. SMU . . . 2007 -- Started 13 of 14 games at left guard . . . started the first seven contests . . . played the entire game vs. UL-Monroe, BYU, UAB, UTEP, Marshall, Army, Rice and UCF (C-USA Championship) . . . came off the bench against SMU, then was in the starting lineup in the final six games . . . had a high grade of 88-percent against Houston . . . had eight knockdowns vs. Houston and added even against UTEP and Army . . . 2006 -- Saw his first collegiate action in the season opener against Stephen F. Austin and played four snaps . . . 2005 -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out last season due to red-shirt status . . . was named to the C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . Overall -- Possesses the most experience of the offensive linemen . . . a work horse who gets the job done . . . a very solid player . . . will provide leadership.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at Coweta High School . . . started at offensive tackle, and nose guard on defense for three years . . . was a Tulsa World honorable mention all-state selection his senior season . . . graded out at 96-percent as a senior with 45 pancake blocks . . . graded at 91-percent during his career on the offensive line . . . on defense, he tallied 135 tackles, nine fumble recoveries and two interceptions during his career . . . was named the 5A-3 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year . . . high school coach was Trandy Birch.
Personal -- Enjoys hunting and fishing . . . his favorite movie is Rounders . . . favorite NFL player is Vince Young . . . his favorite NFL team is the Tennessee Titans . . . lists the New York Yankees as his favorite professional sports team, and Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter as his favorite pro athlete . . . his favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . biggest fear is riding roller coasters . . . "ESPN SportsCenter" is his favorite TV show . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is Babe Ruth . . . starting his first collegiate game in 2007 at Louisiana-Monroe is his biggest sports thrill . . . parents are Dave and Jan Puckett . . . a graduate student . . . received his bachelor's degree in management in May 2009.
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