High School -- Bowdon......The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 in Georgia and Class A All-State......defensive player of the year in Carroll County.....recorded 72 tackles as a defensive lineman as a senior......helped team to 2001 A state title game as a junior and back to the playoffs as a senior...also helped the baseball squad to the state finals as a junior......High School Coach: Dwight Hochstetler.
2003 -- Significant playing time as true freshman including starts at center the final five games of the season.....recipient of Iron Man Award which is presented to a player who "shows up every day for work, never late, and strains his potential in every endeavor".....part of Georgia team that won 32 games from 2001-03 and ranked among the top five teams nationally in winning percentage during that time....
2004 -- Outstanding spring being named recipient of the Coffee County Hustle Award given to player(s) who demonstrate the most desire and hustle during spring practice.....played in 11 games, starting all of them...named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Kentucky...logged eight "dominator blocks"... part of team that posted 42-10 record from 2001-04 (sixth best in the country), three straight seasons of 10 or more wins, three straight bowl victories, and three consecutive national top six finishes.
2005 -- -- Recipient of the Coffee County Hustle Award following spring drills... started every game during '05 season and has 28 career starts....named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading out at 91 percent and notching four "dominator" blocks as Georgia beat Kentucky 45-13 and piled up 395 yards of total offense.... starting guard on team ranked second in the SEC in scoring offense (29.5 ppg) and third in total offense.....recipient of I.V. Chandler Memorial Football Scholarship...2006 - Moved to center and earned starting spot during spring drills....recipient of Junkyard Dog Award at conclusion of spring drills....Major: Risk Management and Insurance