Strong and intense player . . . Regarded as a team leader . . . Hard worker and good student . . . Offers physical presence . . . Powerful . . . Started seven games at guard and played in 11 contests during the 2009 campaign . . . Was a GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Spent the 2009 spring season with the defensive line . . . Started all 11 games at center in 2008 . . . Was a GLIAC All-Academic Team selection . . . Recognized as team’s Most Improved Offensive Player during spring ball in 2008 . . . Has played both center and guard on the offensive line . . . Made two starts in eight appearances during 2007 season . . . Spent 2006 season as a redshirt . . . Graduated from Ionia High School in 2006 . . . Three-year varsity letterwinner . . . Two-time All-Capital Area Activities Conference selection . . . Coached by Terry Johnson . . . Led team to three-straight playoff berths . . . Squad won a conference title his senior year . . . Served as team captain . . . All-State honoree as a senior . . . Also competed in varsity wrestling along with track and field . . . Two-time all-conference pick in wrestling . . . Two-time wrestling all-state recipient . . . Qualified for 2006 state track championships in the shot put . . . National Honor Society member . . . Likes to lift weights and hunt . . . Has an older sister and a younger brother . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Birthdate: 12/18/87 . . . Major: Criminal Justice.