2012 – Appeared in all 16 games in his first season with the Saints seeing action on special teams, as an extra blocker and at multiple spots on the offensive line. Started four contests as a blocking tight end…Recorded first career start and saw action on offense and special teams at Atlanta, Nov. 29…Started his second consecutive contest while also participating on special teams and along the offensive line at N.Y. Giants, Dec. 9…Started as an additional blocker in the final two games at Dallas, Dec. 23, and vs. Carolina, Dec. 30, also playing on special teams and in the offensive line rotation. 2011 – Spent the entire regular season on the Washington practice squad after going to training camp with Denver. Signed to the Saints active roster for the postseason, where he was inactive for both contests. 2010 –Appeared in one game for Denver vs. Seattle, Sept. 19.
COLLEGE – Played 44 games at Notre Dame from 2006-09, starting his final 31 contests, seeing time at all three interior positions...Received third-team All-America honors from The Sporting Newsand was named the Guardian of the Year (Notre Dame’s top offensive lineman) as a senior in 2009 while playing the center position for the first time...Penalized just once during his final 1,731 plays and allowed only four quarterback sacks in his last two years…Earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design.
PERSONAL –Named the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year in New York following his senior season at Brooklyn Poly (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Prep, where he played left tackle and did not allow a sack in his career...Competed on Poly Prep’s lacrosse team, scoring 55 goals as a junior while leading the school to a league title and 65 as a senior winning the city championship...This spring participated in a pep rally for students at St. Cletus School in Gretna as part of the Fuel Up to PLAY 60 “TOP THAT” Pizza Recipe Contest…Born on June 16, 1988, in Staten Island, N.Y.
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