|High School:||Newman Smith HS|
2009: Played in three games on the offensive line, including one as a starter . . . Started first career game at Louisiana-Lafayette.
2008: Did not compete in any games.
2007: Did not compete in any games.
2006: Redshirted and participated on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked a 6.0 by ESPN.com's recruiting website . . . Also tabbed as the 77th-ranked offensive guard nationally by the site . . . Three-year letterman, two-year starter for Newman Smith . . . First-team all-district as a senior and second-team all-district at a junior . . . Picked as the Offensive Lineman of the Year in his district as a senior . . . Also academic all-district twice . . . A finalist in the state powerlifting tournament . . . Regional qualifier in the shot put.
PERSONAL: Born May 5, 1988 in Amarillo, Texas . . . Son of Steve and Laurie Newman . . . Also recruited by Texas Tech, Alabama, Southern Methodist and Texas-El Paso.