As A Sophomore In 2014:Game-By-Game Statistics CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District ... Was the starting left guard in all 12 contests as the Minutemen averaged 27.3 points and 421.1 total offensive yards as a team in 2014 ... Helped create holes for the run game, which produced 109.3 yards on average while providing time for the quarterback unit to toss for 311.8 yards per game through the air, the 10th-most in NCAA Division I FBS through statistics available on Dec. 4 ... Helped the Minutemen record a 5.5 yard per play average against Colorado (9/6) ... Started on the offensive line as the Minutemen recorded 346 yards of total offense at Vanderbilt (9/13) ... Was the left guard at Penn State (9/20) ... Protected Blake Frohnapfel's left side as the quarterback threw for a UMass-record 589 passing yards to go with five touchdowns against Bowling Green on Sept. 27 ... Started at left guard when the Minutemen accumulated 41 points and 554 yards of total offense at Miami (Ohio) on Oct. 4 ... Held down the left guard spot when the Minutemen secured wins over Kent State (10/11) and Eastern Michigan (10/18) ... Helped the Minutemen average 6.5 yards gained per play on the offensive line at Toledo (10/25).
As A Freshman In 2013:Game-By-Game Statistics Started three of the 12 games played ... Saw action at tackle, left guard and center ... Part of an offensive line group which excelled in pass protection as it allowed just 16 sacks over the 12-game season ... UMass was tied for fifth in the league for fewest sacks given up in 2013 ... Also helped the offense's run game improve in year two at the Football Bowl Subdivision as UMass rushed for over 1,500 yards on the ground, averaging 125.2 yards per game in 2013 compared to 1,075 yards rushing and an 89.6 yard per game average in 2012 ... Rotated into the offensive line at No. 23 Wisconsin (8/31) ... Started at center against Maine (9/7) ... Also saw snaps as a reserve lineman against Kansas State (9/14), Vanderbilt (9/21), Bowling Green (10/5), Buffalo (10/19) and Western Michigan (10/18) ... Started at tackle as part of the jumbo formation UMass opened the game with against No. 17/21 Northern Illinois (11/2).
Before UMass: A German national who played for the Cologne Falcons, which is an American Football team that is in the North Division of the German Football League ... Attended FOS Ansbach, a high school in Ansbach, Germany ... Plans to study molecular engineering at UMass ... A four-year starter for the Falcons where he played every position on the offensive line ... Named an All-GFL selection four consecutive years (2009-12) ... Named to the German National Team in 2011 and 2012 ... A two-time team captain (2011 & 2012).