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NFL debut: 9/8/08 (at OAK)... First start: 9/26/10 (at STL)... Redskins debut: 9/12/10 (vs. DAL)
Originally selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft... Waived by the Broncos on September 4, 2009... Claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings on September 6, 2009... Waived by the Vikings on September 29, 2009... Signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent on January 11, 2010... Re-signed with the Redskins as a restricted free agent on March 20, 2012... Re-signed with the Redskins on March 11, 2013.
Versatile interior lineman who has seen action at both the guard and center positions during his career... Enters 2016 having played in 90 career regular season games with 72 starts... Named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award recipient in 2012 after returning from a season-ending knee injury in 2011.
Started five regular season games and one postseason game during a 2015 season in which he was limited by injury... Started at center and helped the Redskins rush for 161 yards vs. MIA (9/13)... Helped the Redskins post 182 rushing yards in a start at center vs. STL (9/20)... Started at center at NYG (9/24)... Started at center vs. PHI (10/4), helping the offense go 90 yards on its final drive for a come-from-behind victory... Started at center at ATL (10/11)... Inactive with multiple injuries at NYJ (10/18) and vs. TB (10/25)... Inactive at NE (11/8)... Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Nov. 10 with a designation to return... Activated during NFC Wild Card week on Jan. 5... Started at center in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).
Started all 16 games at center. As of the end of the season, had started each of the Redskins’ last 48 regular season contests at either center or guard dating back to 2012... Started at center at HOU (9/7)... Started at center vs. JAX (9/14), helping the Redskins to 41 points and 449 net yards... Started at center and blocked for Kirk Cousins’ 427-yard passing day at PHI (9/21)... Started at center vs. NYG (9/25), vs. SEA (10/6) and at ARI (10/12)... Started at center in a comeback win vs. TEN (10/19)... Started at center in an overtime win at DAL (10/27), helping Colt McCoy and the Redskins to 409 total yards... Started at center at MIN (11/2) and vs. TB (11/16)... Started at center and helped Alfred Morris post 125 rushing yards at SF (11/23)... Started at center and helped protect for Colt McCoy’s career-high 392 passing yards at IND (11/30)... Started at center vs. STL (12/7), at NYG (12/14), vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).
Started at left guard and helped quarterback Robert Griffin III pass for 329 yards vs. PHI (9/9)... Started at left guard and helped the Redskins produce a 300-yard passer and 100-yard rusher at GB (9/15)... Started at left guard vs. DET (9/22) and helped Griffin III throw for 300 yards for a third consecutive week... Started at left guard at OAK (9/29) and helped the team to its first win of the season... Started at left guard at DAL (10/13), helping Washington post more than 200 yards both rushing and passing... Started at left guard vs. CHI (10/20), helping the Redskins post 499 yards and 45 points... Started at left guard at DEN (10/27)... Started at left guard vs. SD (11/3) as the Redskins posted 500 yards of offense... Started at left guard and helped the Redskins to 191 rushing yards at MIN (11/7)... Started at left guard in another 400-yard offensive performance at PHI (11/17)... Started at left guard vs. SF (11/25), vs. NYG (12/1) and vs. KC (12/8)... Started at left guard at ATL (12/15) and helped Kirk Cousins throw for 381 yards... Started at left guard vs. DAL (12/22), his 50th career NFL start... Started at left guard at NYG (12/29).
One season after suffering a season-ending knee injury, returned to start all 16 regular season games at left guard... Named the recipient of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award... Started at left guard in a season-opening win at NO (9/9), returning to action for the first time since his knee injury and helping Robert Griffin III pass for 320 yards... Started at left guard and helped the Redskins rush for 176 rushing yards at STL (9/16)... Started at left guard vs. CIN (9/23) and at TB (9/30)... Started and helped Alfred Morris to a second consecutive 100-yard rushing day vs. ATL (10/7)... Started and helped the Redskins rush for 183 yards vs. MIN (10/14)... Started at NYG (10/21), contributing to the team’s 248 rushing yards and 480 yards of total offense... Started at PIT (10/28) and vs. CAR (11/4)... Started in a win vs. PHI (11/18) and helped Griffin III post a perfect passer rating... Started at left guard in a Thanksgiving Day win at DAL (11/22), helping Griffin III become the first player in team history to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games... Started at left guard and helped the Redskins rush for 207 yards in a win vs. NYG (12/3) on Monday Night Football... Started at left guard and helped Washington rush for 172 yards in a win vs. BAL (12/9)... Started and blocked for Kirk Cousins’ 329-yard starting debut in a win at CLE (12/16)... Started in a win at PHI (12/23)... Started and helped Morris break the single-season team record for rushing yardage with a 200-yard effort in a division-clinching win vs. DAL (12/30)... Started at left guard in the NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6), his first career playoff game.
Started in all five games in which he played before suffering a knee injury... Started at left guard vs. NYG (9/11) in helping the Redskins to a season-opening win... Started at left guard vs. ARI (9/18) and helped pave the way for a running attack that totaled 35 carries for 172 yards (4.9 avg.)... Started at left guard at DAL (9/26) and helped protect quarterback Rex Grossman, who passed for 250 yards...Started at left guard at STL (10/2) and helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 196 yards, a season-high... Started at left guard vs. PHI (10/16) before suffering a first-half knee injury... Placed on Reserve/Injured List on Oct. 17.
Played in all 16 regular season games and made a career-high 14 starts... Saw action at left guard vs. DAL (9/12)... Rotated at left guard vs. HOU (9/19)... Made his first career start, opening the game at left guard at STL (9/26) and helped open holes for Washington’s backs to gain 116 yards on the ground. Cleared the way for running backs Ryan Torain and Clinton Portis to average 6.6 and 6.3 yards per carry, respectively... Started at left guard at PHI (10/3) and opened holes for the team to rush for a season-high 169 yards (4.8 avg.). Limited the Eagles to one sack... Opened the game at left guard vs. GB (10/10). Provided protection for Donovan McNabb to throw 357 yards and one touchdown... Started at left guard vs. IND (10/17) and opened holes for Ryan Torain to gain the first 100-yard rushing game of his career... Started at left guard at CHI (10/24). Cleared the way for Ryan Torain to rush for a career-high 125 yards and average six yards per carry... Opened the game at left guard at DET (10/31)... Started at left guard vs. PHI (11/15). Opened at left guard at TEN (11/21). Played both guard positions due to injuries on the offensive line. Provided protection for quarterback Donovan McNabb to complete 30-of-50 passing attempts for 376 yards and one touchdown... Started at left guard vs. MIN (11/28)... Opened the game at left guard at NYG (12/5). Provided protection for quarterback Donovan McNabb to complete 26-of-44 passing attempts for 296 yards and one touchdown... Started at left guard vs. TB (12/12) and opened holes for running back Ryan Torain to set a career high with 172 yards on 24 carries (7.2 avg.), including 158 yards in the first half and 121 in the first quarter. Provided protection for Donovan McNabb to complete 22-of-35 passing attempts for 228 yards, two touchdowns and have a 100.7 passer rating... Started at left guard at DAL (12/19). Provided protection for quarterback Rex Grossman to complete 25-of-43 passing attempts for 322 yards and a career-high four touchdowns... Opened at left guard at JAX (12/26)... Started at left guard vs. NYG (1/2). Provided protection for quarterback Rex Grossman to complete 26-of-44 passing attempts for 336 yards and two touchdowns.
Claimed off waivers by the Vikings on September 6, 2009... Was inactive at CLE (9/13), at DET (9/20) and vs. SF (9/27)... Waived by the Vikings on September 29, 2009.
Played in all 16 regular season games... Primarily played on special teams and also saw action as an H-Back in goal-line situations.
Received All-MAC honors during each of his four seasons at Bowling Green State (2003-07)... Named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy (nation’s best center) as a senior... Earned first-team All-MAC honors at center in each of his final two seasons... Posted the highest blocking consistency (85.6 percent) of any center in the country during his time at Bowling Green State according to NFLDraftScout.com... Played guard his first two seasons at Bowling Green State.
Attended Crestview H.S. in Convoy, Ohio, where he was named All-Northwest Conference Lineman of the Year as well as an all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons... First-team all-conference pick as an offensive and defensive lineman after posting 125 tackles and eight sacks during his senior year. Registered 100 tackles and six sacks his junior year... Earned four letters in basketball... Has been active with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, participating in Redskins Youth Fitness Zone at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Loudoun County, the Mickey Steele Memorial Golf Outing, DC101 Chili Cook-Off benefiting the National Kidney Foundation, Hometown Huddle, Harvest Feast and more throughout his seasons in Washington... Participated in the team’s 80th Anniversary Thank You Tour throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. in 2012... Volunteered his time to read “A Little Skins Football Story” to the Redskins Kids Club in April 2013... In 2013, participated in the Redskins’ Kids Club Reading Combine, helped with the Adopt a Child Shopping Spree and participated in Cakes Against Cancer at INOVA hospital, which provides cakes to children undergoing treatment for cancer... In 2014, assisted teammate Tyler Polumbus at Tyler’s Kids Outreach Extreme Recess, a football camp for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Also raised money and awareness for diabetes research in the JDRF Walk For the Cure and participated in Robert Griffin III’s Friday Night Lights camp for 300 boys and girls at Anacostia (D.C.) High School... Has one older brother, Kirk, and one younger brother, Luke... Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice... Married to his wife, Mandi, and has four sons: Ayden, Kale, Beau and Mack... Born on March 22, 1985, in Van Wert, Ohio.
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