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2013: Participated in the 89th East-West Shrine Game after the season ... appeared in 11 games along the offensive line as a senior ... honored in senior ceremony before game against USF (12/7) ... played most of the game at SMU (10/5) at guard ... saw action in the home opener against Norfolk State (9/7), Eastern Michigan (9/14) and Arkansas (9/21) ... named to Outland Trophy Watch List before the year ... Phil SteeleSI.com and Athlon Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team offensive guard.

2012: Started all 13 games … named First Team All-BIG EAST at offensive guard … ESPN.com All-BIG EAST Team … part of line that paved the way for a 1,000-yard rusher and allowed the eighth-fewest sacks in the nation … moved from right guard to left guard during spring drills, sharing the position’s top spot on the post-spring depth chart.

2011: Started three of the first five games of season, appearing in four games total on the offensive line … earned starting nods against North Carolina Central (9/1), North Carolina (9/10) and Pitt (10/8).

2010: Switched to the offensive line during spring practice and earned a spot on the two-deep at right guard … appeared in 10 games with four starts … lined up at fullback occasionally for blocking purposes in the Wildcat package … made collegiate debut vs. Norfolk State (9/2) and earned first career start vs. North Carolina (9/25).

2009: Redshirted.

Prior to Rutgers: Two-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Merritt at Christopher Columbus High School … started both seasons for Explorers at defensive tackle … older brother Antonio was a linebacker for the Scarlet Knights from 2007-10 … played in the prestigious Under Armour High School All-America Game … Miami Herald All-Dade County selection … 35 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior … one of two Rutgers signees named to the ESPNU Top 150 list … rated as the No. 134 player nationally and the ninth-best defensive tackle prospect in the country by ESPN.com … rated as the No. 24 prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel … Second Team All-State Class 6A selection as a senior … 75 tackles, three sacks and 15 tackles-for-loss as a junior … born 4/19/91 … a labor and employment relations major.

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