AT STANFORD: Veteran lineman hopes to return to action after missing all of last season recovering from a knee injury suffered against Oregon in third game of the 2007 season...was making notable progress during the first session of spring drills but refractured his left kneecap on April 1, 2008...had started 23 consecutive games prior to his injury against Oregon in 2007.
2008 (FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR): Missed the entire season while recovering from a torn patella tendon suffered against Oregon...suffered an additional setback when he fractured his kneecap during a weightlifting drill during the rehabilitation process.
2007 (SENIOR): Started the first three games of the season at left tackle before suffering a torn patella tendon in the Oregon game.
2006 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games at left tackle.
2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 11 contests and made eight starts...moved into the starting lineup at right tackle at Washington State in game four before moving over to start the final seven games of the year at left tackle...named to the Pac-10 Conference's All-Freshman team and earned honorable mention freshman All-American honors by Scout.com.
2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz...prep All-American who was ranked as the No. 7 offensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep...first team All-American selection by PrepStar and SuperPrep as a senior...rated as the second best recruit in Arizona by SuperPrep...listed among the top 20 offensive linemen in the nation by Rivals.com...named to the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best of the West team and earned a spot on the Tacoma News Tribune's Western Top 100...first team all-state and all-conference selection...Arizona Coaches' Association All-Star Athlete...nominated to the U.S. Army's All-American team...East Valley Tribune first team all-state selection in 2003...also earned three letters in track and one in basketball...National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete...finalist for the Watkins Award, presented to the top African-American high school student-athlete in the nation...member of the National Honor Society...his mother, Elsie, is a professor at Arizona State...majoring in science, technology and society.