|Hometown:||Battle Creek, Mich.|
Contending for time . . . Had a good spring and developed well . . . Physical pass blocker . . . Should see significant action . . . Will be counted on to perform like a veteran . . . Learning the new offensive system . . . Improves each day . . . Has a promising future in the program . . . Played in four games in 2009 . . . GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Redshirted during the 2008 season . . . Chosen as the Bill and Lynne Scheible Scholarship Award recipient for Tomorrow’s Team Offensive Player of the Year for his efforts . . . Graduated from Marshall High School in 2008 . . . Coached by Rich Hulkow . . . Two-time All-Southern Michigan Athletic Conference honoree . . . Served as team captain . . . Was an all-area pick as a senior . . . Helped team to a state playoff appearance in 2005 . . . Squad captured a league crown in 2006 . . . National Honor Society member . . . Also was active in wrestling and track . . . His brother, Jeremy, played running back on the school’s 1997 state title team . . . Also has a sister, Jessica . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Birthdate: 9/19/90 . . . Major: Biology (Pre-Medicine).