PRO: Signed to the Bills 53-man roster on December 18, 2008…released by the Detroit Lions on August 30… was originally drafted by the Lions in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
2007 – Detroit
• Appeared in seven games, making two starts before being placed on Injured Reserve (11/26)
• Made his first start of the season vs. Den. (11/4) at right tackle… blocked for a ground game that totaled 130 yards on 29 carries
COLLEGE: Emerged as the starting right tackle in 2002 as a redshirt freshman at Texas and began the 2003 season as the starting left tackle… started 45 of 51 games, including his final 43… graduated in May 2005 from liberal arts program with a bachelor’s degree in communications (radio/television/film)… Six-time member of Texas’ Athletics Director’s Academic Honor Roll… was a regular visitor with teammates at the Austin Children’s Hospital and volunteered as The Texas School for the Deaf Sports Day.
PERSONAL: Attended Carter (Dallas, TX) High School…Three-year standout who did not allow a sack while collecting 81 knockdown blocks for an offense that averaged 301.3 yards per game on the ground during his senior year in 2003… Added two letters in basketball and track… Was a regional qualifier in the shot put, with a career-best toss of 48’7”… father, Ray, was a defensive end/tight end at Prairie View A&M and was selected in the ninth round of the 1967 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.