GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: 2009 (15/13)
NFL TOTALS: 15 games, 13 starts
POSTSEASON TOTALS: 0 games, 0 starts
TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the first round (8th overall) of the 2009 draft.
Started 13 games at LT as a rookie after being selected with the eighth overall pick … Joined Eben Britton as the first pair of rookie tackles to start on opening day in the NFL since 1982 … Only the second offensive lineman chosen by the Jaguars in the first round in franchise history (Tony Boselli, 1995) … One of six offensive linemen taken in the first round and the third overall (behind Jason Smith and Andre Smith), marking only the third trio of offensive linemen in the past 20 years, and first since 2002, to be selected in the top 10 … Became third OT from Virginia selected in the first round in the last four years, joining D’Brickashaw Ferguson (N.Y. Jets, 2006) and Branden Albert (Kansas City, 2008) … Third player drafted by the Jaguars from Virginia in franchise history (TE Chris Luzar, RB Alvin Pearman) … Three-year starter at Virginia.
Started 13 of 15 games at LT as a rookie … 9/13 at IND: Started season-opener and joined Eben Britton as the first pair of rookie tackles to start on opening day in the NFL since 1982 when Luis Sharpe and Tootie Robbins started for the St. Louis Cardinals. It marked the first OT to start on opening day for the Jaguars since 2001 (Maurice Williams)…9/27 at HOU: Paved the way for 185 rushing yards and 399 yards of total offense in win … 10/4 vs. TEN: Was inactive (illness) … Saw limited action on 10/11 at SEA and 11/1 at TEN … 10/18 vs. STL: Part of offense that registered season-high 492 yards, the fourth-most in team history … 11/8 vs. KC: Offense produced 426 total yards including 173 on the ground.