Fourth-year NFL player was acquired Sept. 3 by Bengals, on waivers from Philadelphia ... Was active for every 2011 game, and took over in late season for injured Bobbie Williams as starting RG ... Played in every game in 2010 for NFC East champion Eagles, and moved into starting lineup at center after September injury to Jamaal Jackson ... Played in three games as an Eagles rookie in 2008, and did not play in ’09 due to injury.
2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action in seven Bengals games (Games 3-4, 7 and 13-16), with four starts (Games 4 and 14-16), and also started in Wild Card playoff ... Active DNP in nine games ... Took over as No. 1 RG Dec. 11 vs. Houston after Bobbie Williams suffered season-ending ankle injury ... Shared time at RG with Clint Boling in Games 3-4, as replacements for Williams during a suspension ... Contributed to pass protection effort that ranked tied for fourth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (25) ... In start Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo, supported run-blocking effort that paved way for 171 yards and 5.3 avg., including 104 yards by Cedric Benson ... Aided 165-yard rushing total Dec. 24 vs. Arizona.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010-Became starting Eagles center in second Sept. 12 vs. Green Bay, after starter Jamaal Jackson suffered torn triceps ... Helped Philadelphia to No. 2 NFL ranking in total offense, including fifth in rushing and ninth in passing ... Eagles led NFL in average yards per rush (5.4) and ranked third in scoring (27.4 points per game).
2009—With Eagles all season, but did not play ... Inactive for Games 1-15, and active-DNP for Game 16 and Wild Card playoff game.
2008—Drafted by Philadelphia in fourth round (109th overall) ... Inactive for Games 1-12 ... Active-DNP for Game 13, and played in Games 14-16 ... Played in Wild Card playoff on 1-4-09 at Minnesota, but suffered hamstring injury and missed Eagles games in Divisional playoff and NFC Championship.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Pittsburgh, with a redshirt year in 2003 ... Three-time All-Big East honoree, including first-team all-conference and third-team All-American as a senior ... Played 47 games, including starts in his last 43.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Austintown, Ohio ... Attended Austintown Fitch High School, where he was a two-way star in football and also earned all-conference honors in baseball ... Active in community service, including work with American Cancer Society and various animal support groups.