Played in seven games, starting the first six at left tackle, before a knee injury ended his season…2012:Appeared in all 12 games, starting three (South Carolina, Missouri, and Louisiana)… Named First Team Offense SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman (OL) and Sporting News Freshman All-America in 2012…Made his first career start against the Gamecocks…Graded out at 80 percent or better six times, including 100 percent against Texas A&M and Tennessee…Enrolled in January of 2012.A consensus five-star and top-20 recruit…Rated as the No. 2 prospect by Rivals.com, the No. 7 prospect by ESPN and the No. 11 prospect by Scout.com…The No. 1 recruit out of the state of North Carolina according to Rivals.com…Named a first-team high school All-American by USA Today, ESPN, Rivals.com, MaxPreps and Sports Illustrated…Started since his freshman season and did not allow a sack over the final three years of his prep career …Led Mallard Creek to a 13-1 record and berth in the NCHSAA Class 4AA State Semifinals…Mallard Creek finished No. 47 in the nation in the final Powerade Fab 50 rankings…An AP All-State first-team selection…Selected to participate in the 2012 U.S. Army All-America Bowl…Coached by Michael Palmieri…Father, D.J., played football at Presbyterian College and in the Arena Football League.