Signed by the Cardinals as a rookie free agent in 2007 out of the University of Texas. Signed a one-year tender with the Cardinals as a restricted free agent on 3/29/10. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 7/29/11, agreeing to a five-year contract as a free agent.
2012: After being selected as an offensive captain by his teammates for the third consecutive year, started the first 11 games before going on injured reserve with a knee injury … had made 81 consecutive starts (including postseason) dating back to the 2008 season opener before suffering the injury … started the season opener vs. Sea (9/9) and helped limit the Seahawks to just one sack in 37 pass plays … helped block as the Cardinals ran for 102 yards and a TD on 32 carries @ NE (9/16) … helped Cardinals rush for a season-high 182 yards on 30 carries vs. Buf (10/14) … blocked for LaRod Stephens-Howling as he ran for 104 yards and a TD on 20 carries @ Min (10/21); marked first career 100-yard rushing performance for Stephens-Howling … helped lead the way as Stephens-Howling ran for a career-high 127 yards and a TD on 22 carries @ Atl (11/18) … led the way as Beanie Wells ran for two TDs vs. StL (11/25) … after suffering a knee injury on the opening possession against the Rams, was placed on injured reserve on 11/27.
2011: Selected as an offensive captain for the second consecutive year and started all 16 games for the fourth straight season … helped the Cardinals rush for 99 yards and a TD on 25 carries vs. Car (9/11) … helped Cardinals run for 93 yards and a TD on 15 carries (6.2 avg.) @ Was (9/18) … part of line that helped Cardinals run for 156 yards and a season-high three TDs on 32 carries vs. NYG (10/2) … helped Cardinals rush for 109 yards and a TD on 30 carries @ Bal (10/30) … helped lead Cardinals to a season-high 268 rushing yards and a TD on 38 carries (7.1 avg.) @ StL (11/27); marked the highest single-game rushing total for the Cardinals since running for 330 yards at New Orleans on 10/5/80; helped RB Beanie Wells run for a franchise-record 228 yards on 27 carries … started as Cardinals ran for 103 yards and a TD on 25 carries vs. Dal (12/4) … helped Cardinals run for 131 yards and a TD on 31 carries vs. Sea (1/1/12); marked his 70th consecutive start, including postseason.
2010: After being selected by his teammates as an offensive captain for the first time, started all 16 games for the third consecutive season … started the season opener @ StL (9/12) and was part of line that cleared the way for 112 rushing yards and a TD on 21 carries (5.3 avg.); following a Derek Anderson fumble, ran 45 yards downfield and recovered the ball in the end zone after WR Steve Breaston stripped the ball from Rams DT Clifton Ryan … helped block for a rushing attack that racked up 118 yards on 13 carries (9.1 avg.) @ Atl (9/19) … part of line that cleared the way for a running game that totaled over 100 yards (119) vs. Oak (9/26); marked the first time since 1988 that Arizona rushed for over 100 yards in each of their first three regular season games … part of a line that cleared the way for 105 rushing yards on 19 carries (5.5 avg.) vs. StL (12/5) … member of o-line that allowed no sacks for the first time in ‘10 and blocked for a rushing attack that totaled 211 yards on 34 carries (6.2 avg.) vs. Den (12/12); marked the highest single game rushing total by AZ since 10/3/04 vs. NO (211 yds.); last time the Cards rushed for over 200 yards and averaged at least 6.0 yards per attempt was on 9/15/02 at Seattle (249 yds. on 35 att.—7.1 yd. avg.); marked eighth game in ‘10 that the Cardinals rushed for over 100 yards.
2009: Started all 16 games and both postseason contests at center for the second straight season … part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,494 rushing yards, the most by a Cardinals team since 2004 (1,668), and averaged 4.1 yards per carry, the highest for Arizona since 2002 (4.4) … part of a line that did not allow a sack @ Jax (9/20) … helped clear the way for 182 yards rushing @ Chi (11/8) … despite 38 pass attempts, o-line did not allow a sack for the second time in ‘09 and cleared the way for 122 rushing yards vs. Sea (11/15); marked the first time since 9/10/07 @ SF (161) and 9/16/07 vs. Sea (132) that the Cardinals rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back regular season games … helped clear the way for 183 rushing yards on 30 carries @ StL (11/22); marked the most rushing yards by the Cardinals since 10/3/04 vs. NO (211 yards) … part of line that didn’t allow a sack and cleared the way for 113 rushing yards vs. Min (12/6); Vikings entered the game with an NFL-best 40 sacks in their first 11 games … part of line that didn’t allow a sack for the fourth time in ’09 during the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … cleared the way for 156 rushing yards against the NFL’s number one ranked rush defense during the regular season in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10); marked the highest rushing total against a GB defense that only gave up 83.3 yards per game … for the second straight week, helped o-line give up only one sack and block for over 100 yards rushing (101) @ NO (1/16/10).
2008: Took over as the starting center for an injured Al Johnson and was part of an offensive line that had the same five starters for all 20 regular and postseason games in 2008 ... in season opener @ SF (9/7) helped clear the way for Edgerrin James seventh 100-yard rushing game as a Cardinal ... member of line that did not allow a sack for the first time in ‘08 vs. Buf (10/5); helped clear the way for Arizona to record three rushing TDs in back-to-back weeks (@ NYJ, vs. Buf) for the first time since 1979 ... for the second time in ‘08 was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack despite 42 pass attempts vs. SF (11/10) ... member of an offensive line that didn’t give up a sack @ Phi (11/27) ... helped clear the way for James to register his 57th career 100-yard game and eighth as a Cardinal in the season finale vs. Sea (12/28) ... started first career playoff game and was part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks vs. Atl (1/3/09) ... helped the Cardinals run the ball a season-high 43 times for 145 yards @ Car (1/10/09) ... started Super Bowl XLIII vs. Pit (2/1/09).
2007: Played in 12 games with two starts in rookie campaign … saw action at center after starter Al Johnson left with an injured knee early in the third quarter of the season opener @ SF (9/10) … made first career start while helping James total 128 yards on 24 carries and was part of line that did not allow a sack in the home opener vs. Sea (9/16) … part of offensive line that only yielded two sacks in the first three games … saw action at LG when starting RT Elton Brown left the game with an injury in the second quarter and starting LG Reggie Wells moved over @ StL (10/7) … saw action on special teams @ TB (11/4) … for the first time in his career, appeared during goal-line situation as an eligible receiver vs. Det (11/11) … appeared on special teams in the final four games and played one series at center vs. StL (12/30) in the season finale.
A versatile lineman, Sendlein played in 49 career games, including 26 consecutive starts at center after moving from guard before his junior year … started all 13 games at center for the second consecutive year as a senior and was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... voted team captain by his teammates … started all 13 games at center as a junior after switching from guard, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... was a key part of a line that helped Texas rank first in the nation in scoring offense (50.2 ppg), second in rushing offense (274.9 ypg) and third in total offense (512.1 ypg) … paved the way for 289 yards rushing and 556 yards of total offense in Texas' 41-38 Rose Bowl victory over USC for the National Championship … logged time as a backup center and guard in 10 games as a sophomore, including the Longhorns win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl … as a redshirt freshman in 2003, appeared in all 13 games on offense and special teams … redshirted in 2002.
Attended Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ) High School where he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter … helped lead the team to back-to-back Arizona 4A State Championships in 1999-2000 and a 28-game winning streak ... a first-team All-State, all-region and all-city selection as a senior … also named the Valley's 2000 Defensive Player of the Year … brother, Austin, was a defensive lineman and lettered for the Longhorns from 2002-03.