|Hometown:||Big Rapids, Mich.|
|High School:||Big Rapids|
A team leader and captain . . . Preseason All-America honoree . . . Returning all-conference player . . . Hard worker with good skills . . . Athletic and makes good blocks . . . Has great feet along the offensive line . . . One of the top athletes among offensive linemen around . . . Has good size, intelligence and ability . . . Projected to start at guard this fall after playing center last season . . . Started all 10 games he played at center in 2010 . . . GLIAC All-Academic Team . . . Was an All-GLIAC Second Team pick . . . Chosen as team's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman . . . Started all 11 games at center during the 2009 season . . . Tabbed as FSU's Outstanding Offensive Rookie for the 2009 campaign . . . GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Received team’s Most Improved Offensive Player Award for 2009 spring drills . . . Saw action in nine games on special teams in 2008 . . . Totaled two tackles . . . Redshirted during the 2007 season . . . Graduated in 2007 from Big Rapids High School . . . Prepped by former FSU volunteer assistant coach Phil Fortier . . . Two-time All-Conference honoree . . . Played on both the offensive and defensive lines for the Cardinals . . . Gave up only two sacks in four years of prep football . . . Also played basketball for two years . . . Active in the student government . . . His father serves as a youth pastor . . . Has a younger sister, Mandi . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Birthdate: 9/15/89 . . . Major: Elementary Education.