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Offensive Line
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Bryson City, N.C.
High School: Swain County HS


2018 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 11 of the team’s games including 10 at center and once at left tackle at Samford (Oct. 6) … Was a part of the offensive line that paved the way for WCU’s fourth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher in QB Tyrie Adams … Voted a team captainTabbed a FCS ADA Academic All-StarNamed first-team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and voting media … Was a semifinalist William V. Campbell Trophy through the National Football Foundation (NFF) and was also selected to the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society ... Was also nominated for the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District honors … Named first-team preseason All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches ... Collected third-team preseason All-America honors from STATS FCS.

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 12 games along the offensive line - 10 at left tackle and twice at right guard ... Was a part of the offensive line unit that helped pave the way for running back Detrez Newsome's third-consecutive, 1,000-yard rushing season ... Named first-team All-Southern Conference by the league's head coaches and was second-team All-SoCon by members of the voting media ... Selected to the 2017 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 of the team's games along the offensive line and on special teams, making 10 starts ... Was a part of the offensive line unit that paved the way for Detrez Newsome's second-straight, 1,000-yard rushing season ... Selected to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 of the team's 11 games, missing the game at Chattanooga ... Started all 10 of his appearances at left tackle ... Graded out at over 82-percent on the season along the offensive line ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Was a part of an offensive line that helped produce WCU's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006 ... Named to the 2015 Fall Academic All-SoCon team and to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2014 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year starter along both the offensive and defensive line ... In addition to earning All-Smoky Mountain Conference accolades, was named the SMC Lineman of the Year for 2013 ... Anchored an offensive line that combined for 6,039 yards and averaged 37 points per game ... Graded out at 94-percent or better on blocking assignments ... On defense, recorded a combined 77 tackles including 10.5 for losses and batted down three passes ... Earned NC Preps All-State honors as a senior ... Was a part of Swain County's 2011 I-AA North Carolina State Championship team ... Joined the WCU football team as a preferred walk-on.

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