Enters third year as a starter on the offensive line for the Tigers in 2013 ... One of four returning starters up front for LSU this year ... Will likely be in line for postseason awards as he's one of the most experienced and productive offensive guards in the SEC ... Pressed into action due to injuries as a true freshman in 2012 and made the most of his opportunity ... Overpowers defensive lineman with size and strength ... Powerful run blocker who also excels in pass protection ... Has played in 26 games with 22 starts (13 at left guard, 9 at right tackle) during his career, which includes 13 appearances and nine starts as a true freshman ... Switches numbers from No. 78 to No. 74 this year, which is the number he wore in high school ... Goes into 2014 riding as streak of 22 straight starts on the offensive line, the longest current streak of any LSU offensive lineman ... High school teammates with current LSU starting deep snapper Reid Ferguson.