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PRO CAREER: Enters fourth NFL season, starting all 48 games (43 at C, 2 at LG, 2 at RG) for the Chicago Bears ... Paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL) and also help Howard become the first Chicago Bear to rush for 1,000+ yards in his first two seasons as a Bear ... helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history in 2016.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016: PFWA All-Rookie Team
2018 SEASON: Started 16 games at center ... part of an offensive line that allowed just 33 sacks, tied for the third fewest in the NFC... started Wild Card playoff game vs. PHI (1/6/19)
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2017: Started 16 games; played three different positions on the offensive line: 12 at C, 2 at LG, 2 at RG ... help Jordan Howard become the first Chicago Bear to rush for 1,000+ yards in his first two seasons as a Bear, rushing for 1,122 yards in 2017. 2016: Started all 16 games as a rookie for the Chicago Bears ... paved the way for rookie Jordan Howard to 1,313 rushing yards (2nd in NFL) ... helped the Bears to the 3rd most passing yards (gross and net) in franchise history.
COLLEGE CAREER: Four-time all-Big 12 honoree (2012-15) who started 51-of-52 career games, including 41 straight to end his college career at Kansas State … since 2012, helped the Wildcats compile a 34-18 record en route to a Big 12 Championship (2012) and four bowl berths (2012-15) ... started all 13 games at left tackle, earning first-team all-Big 12 honors, the first first-team honor of his career ... helped K-State rank second nationally in red zone offense (94.5-percent) and 18th in passing yards per completion (14.12) ... blocked for six rushing touchdowns against TCU, which was tied for the fourth most in school history ... named a team captain ... earned First Team Academic all-Big 12 honors ... earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from both the league's coaches and the Associated Press after notching 13 starts in 13 contests ... member of the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists ... helped Kansas State tally 30 rushing touchdowns (10th most in school history) … part of an offense that ranked in the top 25 nationally in nine categories, including top-20 marks in team passing efficiency (11th), red zone offense (14th) and passing offense (16th) ... posted 13 starts in 13 games in 2013, earning Second Team all-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and Phil Steele ... made 12-of-13 starts … named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and a Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and to the ESPN.com all-Big 12 team ... started the season opener at right tackle before starting nine-straight at left guard and finishing up the regular season at right tackle.
PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner at Abilene High School (Abilene, Kan.) ... named to the All-Kansas Top-11 Team by the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) and Varsity Kansas ... also earned All-Kansas 4A honors from the KFBCA and Varsity Kansas ... Named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team ... had 140 pancake blocks and recorded 81 total tackles (41 solo, 40 assisted) with 15 sacks during his senior season ... helped lead the Cowboys to a combined 31-11 record in four seasons.