2010 HIGHLIGHTS: Sixth-year pro finished third Bengals season, playing in 13 games (Games 1-7, 9 and 12-16) ... Played his first eight games on special teams but saw significant action sharing LG spot in Games 12-16 ... Played key role in offense allowing no sacks over final three games ... Active-DNP for Games 8 and 10-11 ... Aided 38:03 possession time and 188-yard team rushing output Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, both season bests ... Supported 377 net-yard performance with no sacks allowed Dec. 26 vs. San Diego … Aided output on Jan. 2 at Baltimore of 395 net yards and 34:42 possession time.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009 - Aided 141-yard rushing game by Cedric Benson on Sept. 20 at Green Bay… Helped lead fourth-quarter drives of 85 and 71 yards during comeback win Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh … Helped support a 5.1-yard team rushing average Oct. 4 at Cleveland … On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens defense to one sack, while helping Benson (27-for-120) become first player in 40 games to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore … Helped Benson rush for a career-high 189 yards in win Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, while also aiding a sack-free performance … On Dec. 20 at San Diego, had a key block when QB Carson Palmer rushed up the middle for a two-point conversion … Supported Benson for Bengals postseason-record 169 rushing yards in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.
2008 - Opened training camp with Carolina ... Waived Aug. 30, and signed Sept. 9 with Miami ... Played for Dolphins in Games 2-8, and waived by Miami on Nov. 7 ... Signed by Cincinnati on Nov. 24 ... Made Bengals debut Dec. 7 at Indianapolis ... Game-day inactive for Games 12 and 14-16.
2007 - On Carolina’s roster for the full season, but played in only one game, seeing action on special teams Dec. 30 at Tampa Bay.
2006 - Started 15 games for Carolina at RG, contributing to offensive line that helped Panthers rank 10th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed per pass play ... Aided four 100-yard rushing games by Panthers backs ... Helped offense churn out team-record 242 rushing yards Nov. 19 vs. St. Louis ... Contributor to offense’s 41:47 possession time Dec. 24 at Atlanta, as Panthers rushed a record 52 times (for 183 yards).
2005 - Drafted by Carolina in third round (79th overall) ... Played on special teams in Games 1-9 for Panthers club that went 11-5 in regular season and advanced to NFC Championship game ... Game-day inactive for Games 10-16, and for all three Panthers postseason games.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2001-04) at Alabama, starting 38 games over his final three seasons ... Played G as a senior and earned first-team All-SEC honors from Associated Press after aiding league’s second-ranked rushing offense ... Played 13 games at RT as a junior, battling through pain from stress fractures in both legs ... Contributed as a junior to ball-control offense that ran a school-record 413 plays.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Homewood, Ala. … Attended Homewood High School … Marketing major at Alabama … Enjoys offseason travel.