Originally drafted by the Packers in the second round (47th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Re-signed with the Packers as a restricted free agent on 5/10/10 before signing a five-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 7/29/11.
2012: Started all 16 games at LG, marking the fifth straight season he has started all 16 games; has played in 119 straight games (including postseason) since entering the league in 2006 … started at LG vs. Sea (9/9); helped hold 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) … started at LG vs. Mia (9/30), which marked his 100th career regular season game ... served as a key blocker as Cardinals ran for a season-high 182 yards on 30 carries vs. Buf (10/14) … helped lead the way for LaRod Stephens-Howling as he ran for 104 yards and a TD on 20 carries @ Min (10/21); was the first career 100-yard game for Stephens-Howling … started at LG vs. SF (10/29); marked his 100th career start … helped block as Stephens-Howling ran for a career-high 127 yards and a TD on 22 carries @ Atl (11/18) … helped block as Beanie Wells tied a career high with three rushing TDs vs. Det (12/16) … started at LG and also saw action at LT in the season finale @ SF (12/30).
2011: In his first season with the Cardinals, started all 16 games at LG; marked the fourth straight season he started all 16 games; started at LG in Cardinals debut and helped the team rush for 99 yards and a TD on 25 carries vs. Car (9/11) … helped the Cardinals rush for 156 yards and a season-high three TDs on 32 carries vs. NYG (10/2) … started at LG @ Min (10/9); left the game in the second half with a head injury … returned to start at LG vs. Pit (10/23) … led the way as the Cardinals ran for a season-high 268 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 lead the way for RB Beanie Wells to post a franchise-record 228 yards on 27 carries … helped Cardinals run for 103 yards and a TD on 25 carries vs. Dal (12/4) … helped block as Cardinals ran for 131 yards and a TD on 31 carries vs. Sea (1/1/12).
2010: Started all 16 regular season games for the third straight season and also started all four postseason games for the Packers, including their Super Bowl XLV win over Pittsburgh … started at LG @ Phi (9/12), marking the fourth consecutive year he started the season opener … part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped lead the Packers on six scoring drives vs. Buf (9/19) … part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the second straight game @ Chi (9/27) … helped block for a rushing attack that totaled a season-high 157 yards on 17 attempts (9.2 avg.) @ Was (10/10) … for the third time on the season, part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack vs. Min (10/24) … made his 45th consecutive start and helped the offense gain 410 total yards and hold the ball for 37:11 vs. SF (12/5) … suffered a knee injury on the team’s first series while making a tackle of CB Brandon McDonald after a fumble @ Det (12/12) … despite being limited in practice all week with the knee injury, started and part of an offense that controlled the clock for 40:48 and posted 369 net yards @ NE (12/19) … against a Giants defense that entered the game ranked second overall in the NFL, helped lead the Packers to 27 first downs, 515 net yards and held the ball for 37:01 in a 45-17 victory vs. NYG (12/26) … helped the Packers rush for 138 yards in the Wild Card victory @ Phi (1/9/11), including 123 yards by RB James Starks, the highest postseason total by a rookie in franchise history … made the fifth postseason start of his career in the Divisional matchup @ Atl (1/15/11) and was part of a front that cleared the way for the offense to total 28 first downs, 442 net yards and convert 4 of 6 red zone opportunities … started in the NFC Championship Game @ Chi (1/23/11) … started at LG in Super Bowl XLV vs. Pit (2/6/11) and helped block for Aaron Rodgers as he became the first Packers QB to throw for over 300 yards in any of the franchise’s five Super Bowl appearances.
2009: Started all 16 games for the second straight season for Green Bay, starting 14 games at LG and two at LT … named Green Bay’s 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year … part of a line that led the way for RB Ryan Grant’s career-high 1,253 rushing yards, his second straight 1,200-yard season … helped a Green Bay offense that ranked sixth in the NFL in total yardage … part of a Packers offense that became the first in NFL history to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,200-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in back-to-back seasons … started at LG but switched to LT in the third quarter when Chad Clifton left the game with an ankle injury vs. Cin (9/20) … started at LT for the injured Clifton @ StL (9/27) … for the second straight game, received the start at LT for Clifton but left early in the fourth quarter with a knee injury @ Min (10/5) … returned to starting LG position, where he remained for rest of season, and helped block for Packers 435 yards of total offense vs. Det (10/18); part of line that protected Aaron Rodgers on his way to 358 passing yards, giving him back-to-back games with 350-plus yards for the first time in his career ... part of a line that did not allow a sack of Rodgers and blocked for Ryan Grant’s season-high 148 yards on 27 carries (5.5 avg.) @ Cle (10/25); 202 yards on the ground was also a season best ... helped block for offensive season-high 484 total yards, including 129 yards rushing from Grant on 21 carries (6.1 avg.) vs. SF (11/22) ... helped block for team’s 153 rushing yards and five TDs on 32 carries (4.8 avg.) vs. Sea (12/27); marked the first time the Packers posted five rushing TDs in a game since 10/9/88 vs. New England … started and helped offense post team playoff-record 493 total yards, including franchise-best 423 yards passing from Rodgers in the NFC Wild Card matchup @ Ari (1/10/10).
2008: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and was one of only two players (Jason Spitz) to take every offensive snap ... joined Spitz as the only linemen to start at three different spots on the offensive line ... opened 14 games at LG and one each at LT and RT ... blocked for Grant’s (then) career-high 1,203 rushing yards and also protected Rodgers on his way to 4,038 passing yards to give the Packers a 4,000-yard passer and a 1,200-yard rusher in the same season for the first time in team history ... part of a line that did not allow a sack of Rodgers and cleared the way for 139 yards on the ground vs. Min (9/8); provided a key block on Grant’s 57-yard run in the fourth quarter, taking out DT Pat Williams ... helped team rush for 123 yards, and also saw time at RG in the second half when Allen Barbre came in at LG @ Det (9/14) ... started at LG but moved over to LT in the third quarter for an injured Clifton (hamstring), where he played the rest of the game vs. Atl (10/5) ... started at LT for first time since 10/22/06 at Miami in place of Clifton, who missed the game due to illness @ Ten (11/2) ... helped pave the way for team’s 200 rushing yards, including a season-high 145 from Grant vs. Chi (11/16); line did not allow a sack or pressure of Rodgers in the game ... started first game of his career at RT, but moved over to customary LG spot in the third quarter when injuries to C Scott Wells and Barbre forced the line to re-shuffle vs. Det (12/28); blocked for team’s season-high 211 rushing yards and helped pave the way for Grant and RB DeShawn Wynn to each post 100-plus yards rushing, only the second time since 1985 that the Packers accomplished that feat.
2007: Appeared in all 16 games (13 starts) while also starting at LG for both playoff contests ... filled in at both tackle spots when needed ... moved to LT in the fourth quarter for a series when Clifton went out temporarily with an ankle injury @ NYG (9/16) ... started at LG and shifted to RT in the third quarter after Mark Tauscher left the game with an ankle injury vs. Min (11/11); noted after the game it marked the first time since high school he played at RT; helped Green Bay amass a season-high 488 yards, and held the Vikings without a sack ... started @ Dal (11/29) and appeared in but did not start the following three contests … returned to the starting lineup at LG and shifted to LT for Clifton in the second half vs. Det (12/30); helped the team rush for 217 yards, 113 coming from Brandon Jackson, the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career ... part of an offensive line that assisted Grant to 201 yards and three TDs, both Packers playoff records in the NFC Divisional matchup vs. Sea (1/12/08).
2006: Played in all 16 games and started the final 15 during his rookie season, 14 at LG and one at LT ... made his NFL debut in the season opener vs. Chi (9/10) on special teams … named the team’s most improved player by head coach Mike McCarthy and was named to the prestigious Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team … made first career start in Week 2 vs. NO (9/17) for an injured Spitz and never relinquished the role, even after Spitz returned to health and was re-inserted at RG ... shifted from LG to LT with Clifton inactive (illness) @ Mia (10/22) as the Packers started three rookies on the offensive line for the first time since at least the 1970 merger, according to Elias Sports Bureau; part of an offensive line that blocked for 155 yards rushing, including 118 from Ahman Green.
Four-year starter and a three-time All-WAC selection for Boise State, earning first-team honors in 2004 and 2005 after receiving second-team recognition in 2003 ... highly durable, established the school record for consecutive games played and started (both 52) ... during a period of remarkable success, the school posted a 45-7 record (.865) during his four seasons as a starter, including a 31-1 conference mark en route to four straight WAC championships ... contributed to three consecutive top-20 rankings from 2002-04 and to a 31-game home winning streak that stood as the nation’s longest active string until it ended in his final collegiate game ... named the school’s ‘Outstanding Offensive Lineman’ three times (2003-05) and set several records in the BSU weight room during the spring of 2005, including 438 pounds in the power clean and 665 pounds in the back squat.
Attended North Pole (AK) High School where he was a first-team All-State defensive lineman … also received honorable-mention All-State recognition as an offensive lineman and punter his senior season … lettered twice in football, four times in baseball (OF and 1B) and twice in track … finished third in the shot put at the state track and field championships his senior year and placed eighth as a junior … spent one season as the center on the school’s basketball team and was a member of the wrestling squad his freshman year … joined former Packers teammates Tony Moll and Jason Spitz in starting their own wine label, Three Fat Guys, in 2008 … along with his wife, Megan, the couple have a daughter, Camryn … earned degree in Communications.