Will compete for the open starting job at center ... Came to UK as a possible offensive or defensive lineman, the coaches have slotted him on offense ... Also has seen practice action at guard.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the team but did not see game action ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Athletic lineman who excelled on both sides of the ball at Cedar Hill (Tex.) HS ... Could end up on offense or defense at UK ... Started in the offensive line his junior year when his team went 16-0 and won the Class AAAAA state championship ... Chosen for the all-district team as a senior ... Noted for his quickness and explosion at the snap ... Has run the 40-yard dash under 5.0 seconds, according to Cedar Hill Coach Joey McGuire, an outstanding time for a lineman ... Originally played tight end but became a lineman as he matured ... Two-year starter at offensive guard ... Participated in his school's powerlifting team ... Top lifts include 650 pounds in the squat and 330 in the bench press ... Listed as the No. 12 center in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 62 player in the talent-rich state of Texas ... Scout.com tabs him among the nation's top-125 offensive guards.
Personal: Born in Houston, Texas ... Name is pronounced "o-SAH-zay