A three-year letterwinner who will play an important role on the Deacon offensive line this fall ... possesses very good quickness and plays with good leverage, according to the coaching staff ... enters the fall campaign as a leading candidate to start at right tackle ... missed part of spring practice after suffering a shoulder injury ... expected to be close to 100 percent healthy when fall drills begin ... can play both tackle positions ... an athletic, intelligent player ... sustained a shoulder injury during the latter portion of the 1998 season against Virginia and missed spring drills in 1999 ... has lettered each of the last three seasons ... has seen considerable action on special teams ... dressed for all 11 games as a true freshman, though he did not see game action.
Earned his third varsity letter as a reserve offensive lineman ? served as the top backup at right tackle behind Todd Hollowell for much of the year after a season-ending injury to Marlon Curtis ... appeared in two games on the line, against NC State and Duke.
Underwent offseason shoulder surgery which slowed his progress ? sustained the injury during the latter portion of the 1998 campaign.
Received numerous honors as an offensive tackle at Washington Township High, most notably being named all-state (first team) and honorable mention All-America (USA Today) ? also chosen to compete in his state?s North-South all-star contest ? lettered on the varsity four years under coach Tom Brown, serving as team captain during both his junior and senior campaigns ? named Most Valuable Offensive Player in ?95 while leading team to a perfect season (15-0) and the state championship, defeating Shawnee High (and current Deacon Mike Koch) in that state title contest ? played defensive line as well ? an excellent all-around athlete, he played four years of varsity basketball at Washington as well ? that shouldn?t be surprising ? his father Charles played on the hoops squad at Maryland under Lefty Driesell ? majoring in communications ? a Dean?s List student last year ... will turn 23 during preseason (born 8/24/77).