Was a four-year starter at right guard, starting 42 of 47 games played, including the last 38 in a row. Attended Celina High and was a four-year letterwinner in football and three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com. Missed the majority of his senior season after injuring his knee but his team went 11-1 his junior season, winning the league title with a 4-0 record. Also earned four varsity letters in track and field. Was the 2009 USATF national champion in the shot put and the three-time 3A shot put state champion. Also won the 2012 3A state title in discus. Father, Peter, played football at East Texas State. Majored in organization leadership & super-vision. Born on July 6, 1993.