He was born on November 19, 1991 and graduated from Choctawhatchee High in Fort Walton Beach, FL. As a freshman at Alabama State, he started 4 of 6 games at left tackle. The folllowing season, he started 10 of 12 games at that position earning 2nd team All-SWAC honors. His junior year, he started 9 games at left tackle earning 1s team All-SWAC honors. As a senior, he started 11 games at left tackle, earning 1st team All-SWAC and 2nd team FCS All-American honors. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on April 29, 2013 ... Waived by Falcons on September 3, 2013 and re-signed to their practice squad on September 6 ... Promoted by Falcons to their active roster on November 26, 2013.