Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played and started in 21 straight games . . . a former walk-on athlete . . . 2001 ?? Played and started in all 11 games . . . had a high grade of 94-percent against Fresno State, with 16 knockdowns . . . also graded at 91-percent with 10 knockdowns against Boise State . . . graded at 88-percent with 12 knockdowns in the season opener against Indiana State . . . 2000 -- Played in 10 games . . . missed the first two games of the season, and then took over as the starting center in the third game of the year against Rice . . . started all 10 games in which he played . . . 1999 -- Was a squad member in his redshirt freshman season . . . 1998 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 1998 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- An athletic and very intense player . . . has established himself as a leader on the offensive line . . . listed as the starting center on the preseason depth chart.
High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Booker T. Washington High School . . . started his junior and senior season on offense, and was a starter on defensive as a senior . . . was credited with 57 tackles and three sacks as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior . . . was an honorable mention all-state and all-metro selection his senior season . . . high school coach was Leodis Robinson.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his favorite NFL player is Jonathan Ogden . . . lists Halle Berry as the person he would most like to meet . . . favorite book is The Boz . . . his favorite class at TU is Consumer Behavior . . . his favorite TV show is "Martin" . . . his favorite movie is Scary Movie 2 . . . enjoys playing video games and collecting DVDs . . . lists NBA star Tracy McGrady as his favorite non-football athlete . . . majoring in mass communication with a minor in marketing . . . born June 22, 1980 in Muskogee.
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