- United States
- OG, OT
- Cleveland, OH
- High School
- St. Ignatius
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Major: Sociology (1997), Art & Sciences (1996), Electrical Engineering (1995), Unknown (1994)
Weight: 305 (1997), 300 (1996), 295 (1995), 330 (1994)
1997 Media Guide: Takes over for Juan Porter at center this year after two years as the starter at right tackle … played center his freshman year and started the first two games there last
year when Porter was recovering from a knee injury, so he should make the move with relative ease … can literally play any of the five interior positions, but center is probably his most natural … will make the calls at the line of scrimmage … enters the 1997 campaign with a string of 25 consecutive starts to his credit … has the potential to win postseason honors .
1996 Media Guide: Will be in his second season as the Buckeyes’ starting right tackle … began his career at Ohio State as an offensive guard, but was moved to tackle in the spring of 1995 and won the starting job last fall, taking over for two-time All-America Korey Stringer … made steady improvement as the year progressed … led the team in playing time with 382 minutes, an average of 29 minutes a game … played 30 or more minutes in six games, with a high of 37 against Washington … shortest stint was 23 minutes against Iowa … was the only new starter on last year’s line … has all the tools to be an outstanding football player and has a bight future at Ohio State … had his right shoulder scoped after the bowl game and did not take part in any contact drills in the spring.
1995: Stepped in at right tackle for All-America Korey Stringer and led the team in playing time.
1995 Media Guide: Appears to be the likely candidate to succeed two-time All-America Korey Stringer at right tackle, but must hold off challenges by Larry Waldon and possibly Brooks Burris in the fall … has big shoes to fill, but is a highly regarded athlete in his own right … played in nine games last year and wound up the season as the backup center … also played guard last year … was moved to tackle in the spring … adapted quickly, and clearly has a bright future at tackle … physical player with excellent technique and fine work habits … played a total of 43 minutes last year, 11 of those against Houston.
1994: Played in nine games as a true freshman, dividing his time between guard and center … most of his time came in mop-up situations, but he clearly established himself as a future starter.
1994 Media Guide: Earned first team All-America honors on offense from USA Today and Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, and also won first team all-Ohio honors … led team to a 14-0 record, the state Division I championship and the No. 1 national ranking by USA Today … served as team captain as a senior … St. Ignatius has won three straight big school titles, five of the past
six and two national titles in the past five years … started as a junior and senior, when Ignatius was 25-0 … a cousin of current Buckeye offensive lineman Juan Porter, who also attended St. Ignatius … played intramural basketball and handball and bowled in high school … participated in the Ohio North-South and Big 33 all-star games last summer … high school coach was Chuck Kyle … plans to major in electrical engineering and hopes to run a business some day … hobbies are bowling and working on electrical projects.
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