2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.
2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.
2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.
2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.
PERSONAL: Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.
The Lions have drawn a line in the turf in contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh by calling off negotiations on a new deal until after the season.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch talked about getting ready for the Lions' training camp to begin on the day players checked in at the team's Allen Park headquarters.
The "Inside Training Camp Live" crew discusses which of the seven new head coaches is best positioned to have success this season.