He was born on May 16, 1990 in Kearney, NE and attended Elkorn (NE) High School. As a freshman at Notre Dame, he started three of 11 games at right guard. He started all 11 games at right guard as a sophomore and then again at the same position in all 13 games as a junior. As a senior he started all 13 games once more at right guard while earned first-team All FBS-Independent team honors. He was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent after the 2012 NFL Draft.
Signed by Cincinnati Bengals on May 4, 2012 ... Cut by Bengals on August 30, 2014 and re-signed to their practice squad on August 31 ... Signed by San Diego Chargers off the Bengals practice squad on October 7, 2014 ... Re-signed by Chargers on March 10, 2015 ... Cut by Chargers on July 29, 2016 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on November 29, 2016 ... Cut by Falcons on December 6, 2016 ... Re-signed by Falcons to a future contract on January 17, 2017.