The anchor of the MSU offensive line with All-American potential for 2012 . . . Named to the preseason 2012 All-SEC second team by the SEC Coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon and the SEC’s Football Information Directors . . . Member of the 2012 Outland Trophy Watch List . . . 2011 Rivals.com Sophomore All-American after being named to the All-SEC second team by Rivals and the AP . . . Has started 25 games in his three years at State . . . Named Rivals.com All-SEC Second Team in 2011, starting all 13 games his redshirt sophomore season . . . Started all 13 games at left guard during his redshirt freshman season. . . Redshirted during his true freshman season on campus . . . Highly-recruited lineman from the Mississippi prep ranks. Named to the AP and Rivals.com All-SEC second team, as well as the Rivals.com Sophomore All-American team . . . Started at left guard for all 13 games . . . Graded out a champion in five games and recorded a team-high 69 takedowns . . . Notched a season-high nine takedowns at Auburn . . . Graded out at a career-high 91 percent against UT Martin . . . Blocked for a running back who finished fourth in the SEC in rushing, while giving up the fifth-fewest sacks in the league . . . As a blocker, helped the 2011 squad reach the top 10 in school history for single-season marks in passing touchdowns, passing completions, total yards and first downs . . . Helped the offense tally multiple rushing touchdowns in games against Memphis, Auburn, Kentucky, UT Martin, Ole Miss and Wake Forest . . . Blocked for an offense that scored 50-plus points twice in the same season for the first time since 1914 (four), and only the third time in school history (1907, twice) . . . Part of an offense that paved the way for running back Vick Ballard to rush for a career-high 180 yards against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.