Originally joined the league as Philadelphia’s sixth-round selection (185th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft. After spending all 16 games of 2003 as inactive with the Eagles, was put on waivers and claimed by Arizona on 9/6/04. Released by the Cardinals on 8/31/05 and re-signed with the team on 10/12/05. Released on 9/2/06 and signed with Carolina on 9/12/06 as a free agent. Started 28 of 41 games played in three seasons for the Panthers before being released on 2/25/09. Signed by Washington on 5/6/09 but was released on 9/5/09. Re-signed with Arizona as a free agent on 9/8/09. Signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/11/10.
2011: Played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and made five starts at RT … appeared on special teams in each of the first two games: vs. Car (9/11) and @ Was (9/18) … entered the game at LT in the second quarter when Levi Brown left the game with a rib strain @ Sea (9/25) … entered the game at RT in the second quarter and played the entire second half after Brandon Keith left with a knee sprain vs. NYG (10/2) … started at RT @ Min (10/9); marked his first start of the season … appeared on special teams vs. Pit (10/23); marked his 100th career game … played on special teams and saw action at RT in the second half @ Bal (10/30) … entered the game at RT in the first half after Keith left with a knee injury @ Phi (11/13) … entered in the first half at RT after Keith left the game with a head injury @ SF (11/20) … started at RT and helped Cardinals rush for a season-high 268 yards and a TD on 38 attempts (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 … started at RT vs. Dal (12/4) … entered the game at RT in the first half after Keith left with an ankle injury vs. SF (12/11) … with Keith inactive due to an ankle injury, started at RT @ Cin (12/24) … started at RT and helped the Cardinals rush for 131 yards and a TD on 31 carries vs. Sea (1/1/12).
2010: Played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season, starting the final seven games at RT for the injured Brandon Keith; seven regular season starts marked the most since starting 10 for Carolina in 2007 … appeared on special teams in the season opener @ StL (9/12) … saw time on special teams in the next four games … saw action on special teams and lined up in the backfield as a lead blocker on RB Beanie Wells one-yard TD run that put AZ up 14-7 in the second quarter vs. TB (10/31) … saw time on special teams and reported as an eligible receiver on offense vs. Sea (11/14) … made first start of the season at RT for injured Brandon Keith (knee) @ KC (11/21); blocked for a running game that recorded 101 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry … started at RT vs. Den (12/12), helping AZ allow no sacks for the first time in ‘10 and clearing the way for 211 rushing yards on 34 carries (6.2 avg.)—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.) … made seventh consecutive start at RT @ SF (1/2/11); marked 50th career start.
2009: After signing with the Cardinals on 9/8, served as the primary backup G/T and started four of the final five regular season games as well as both postseason contests at LT in place of injured T Mike Gandy (pelvis) … including the regular and postseason, the offense registered over 100 yards rushing in five of his six starts (113 vs. Min, 122 @ Det, 110 vs. StL, 156 vs. GB, 101 @ NO) … played in all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career … filled in at RT during the second quarter for injured starter Levi Brown (sprained ankle) @ Jax (9/20) … saw time on special teams in the next five games … played LT for Gandy who left in the fourth quarter due to a pelvis injury @ Ten (11/29) … registered 40th career start but first at LT in place of the injured Gandy vs. Min (12/6); marked first start for the Cardinals since 1/1/06 @ Ind; held Vikings DE Jared Allen, the NFC’s sack leader heading into the game, to zero tackles and zero sacks for the first time in ’09 … played in 75th career game, filling in at LT for Gandy who left the game in the third quarter @ SF (12/14) … for the second time in ’09, started at LT in place of Gandy (pelvis) and helped the offense total 122 yards rushing @ Det (12/20) … part of line that only gave up one sack on 33 pass attempts and 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 … started at LT and helped block for 101 rushing yards on 15 carries @ NO (1/16/10).
2008: Saw action in 14 games with four starts and started the Panthers only postseason game … helped RB DeAngelo Williams finish third in the NFL with 1,515 rushing yards … started vs. KC (10/5) helping Carolina record 205 rushing yards on a season-high 48 attempts, the most rushing yards since a franchise record 242 vs. StL (11/19/06).
2007: Registered 10 starts in 13 games played and helped Carolina rush for at least 114 yards in six of the team’s seven wins … part of line that helped establish a season-high 44 rushing attempts for 166 yards vs. SF (12/2) … saw action at RT in place of injured Travelle Wharton @ TB (12/30); helped pave the way for 180 yards rushing and two TDs.
2006: Signed as a free agent by Carolina on 9/12 after being waived by Arizona on 9/2 … set a career-high by starting the final 14 games … part of line that cleared the way for Carolina to rush for over 100 yards in nine games … helped give QB Jake Delhomme enough time to total 365 yards passing @ Bal (10/15) … opened lanes for a team-record 242 rushing yards vs. StL (11/19) and tied a team record with 13 rushing first downs; offense also maintained possession for 41:17, the second highest mark in team history.
2005: Spent training camp with the Cardinals and was released on 8/31 … re-signed with the team on 10/12 … saw action on special teams vs. Ten (10/23), @ Dal (10/30) and vs. Sea (11/6) … released by the team on 11/8 … re-signed on 11/15 … started at RG @ StL (11/20) but suffered an ankle injury … deactivated for the next three games … returned to the field @ Hou (12/18) and started at LG in the final two games of the season vs. Phi (12/24) and @ Ind (1/1/06).
2004: Awarded to the Cardinals off waivers (Phi) on 9/6 following the 53-man cut down … entered the game at RG in the second quarter vs. NO (10/3) and played there through the end of the game … recorded the first start of his career at RG @ SF (10/10) and started at RG for the next six games … DNP @ Det (12/5) and vs. SF (12/12) … saw action on special teams vs. StL (12/19) … returned to RG after LT Leonard Davis left the game due to a knee injury and the offensive line shuffled to compensate @ Sea (12/26) … started at RG in the season finale vs. TB (1/2/05).
2003: Made the Eagles 2003 opening day roster, but was inactive for all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests.
A four-year player who started 45 consecutive games for Southern Mississippi after redshirting his freshman year … played both right and left tackle for the Golden Eagles … earned All-Conference USA honors as a senior … opened lanes for RB Derrick Nix to record 1,194 rushing yards, the fourth highest total in school history … started all 11 games as a junior and was a second-team All-Conference USA selection … part of a line that allowed QB Jeff Kelly time to throw for 2,613 yards, the third highest total in school history … as a sophomore started all 12 games including the GMAC Bowl … earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors after starting 10 games for a Southern Miss team that won the Conference USA championship.
Graduated from South Pike (McComb, MS) High School, where he earned Pike County Player of the Year honors … earned a degree in sports administration from Southern Mississippi … he and his wife, Brenda, have five children, sons James and Joe, and daughters Anaia and Daija … the youngest of seven children (two brothers, five sisters).