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Jordan Gross
T #69
Height:
6-4
Weight:
305
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Fruitland, Idaho
Experience:
11
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 167 167
2013 CAR 16 16
2012 CAR 16 16
2011 CAR 15 15
2010 CAR 16 16
2009 CAR 9 9
2008 CAR 15 15
2007 CAR 16 16
2006 CAR 16 16
2005 CAR 16 16
2004 CAR 16 16
2003 CAR 16 16

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/26/13)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken right tibia and fibula (11/17/09)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/18/09)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/20/08)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft (4/26/03).

GP/GS
Career (167/167) [9/9]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (15/15); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (9/9); 2008 (15/15) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (16/16); 2005 (16/16) [3/3]; 2004 (16/16); 2003 (16/16) [4/4].

2013
Started 16 games at left tackle for Carolina...Ranks first in franchise history with 167 games started and third with 167 games played...Opened holes for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in 14 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...HONORS: Played in third career Pro Bowl as an alternate...At Minnesota (10/13): Moved into third place for the most games played in franchise history with 156...Surpassed the 155 games played by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09.

2012
Started 16 games at left tackle for Carolina...Only offensive lineman to start all 16 games...Became the franchise's all-time leader in starts...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Gained one yard receiving after advancing a lateral on the final play of the game...At Chicago (10/28): Started 142nd career game, the most in team history...Surpassed the 141 games started by safety Mike Minter from 1997-2006 and wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Started 15 games at left tackle for Carolina...Inactive with a sprained ankle versus Atlanta (12/11)...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

2010
Started all 16 games at left tackle for the sixth time in his career for Carolina...One of three offensive linemen to start all 16 games, joining Ryan Kalil and Geoff Schwartz...Returned from a broken right leg that limited him to nine games in 2009 and earned the team's Ed Block Courage Award...Helped the Panthers generate more than 100 yards rushing in eight of the last nine games with a season-high 212 yards versus Atlanta (12/12)...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl...Started at left tackle...Joined Kalil on the NFC squad to mark the first time Carolina had two offensive lineman in the all-star game.

2009
Started nine games at left tackle...Missed final seven games after injuring right leg versus Atlanta (11/15) and being placed on injured reserve (11/17)...Helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...Vs. Washington (10/11): Played in 100th career game and made 100th career start...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Suffered a broken right tibia and fibula when Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker rolled up on his leg in the second quarter.

2008
Started 15 games at left tackle...Missed first game of career versus Kansas City (10/5) after sustaining a concussion previous week versus Atlanta (9/28)...Anchored offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Moved to left tackle after starting at right tackle in 2007...HONORS: Named a starter for the NFC in the Pro Bowl and first team All-NFL by the Associated Press ...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Left with concussion suffered on fourth play of game...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Missed first game of career due to concussion...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Started at left tackle before moving to right tackle in the second half after a toe injury to Jeff Otah and contributed to a season-high 478 yards total offense, including 234 rushing...NFC Divisional Plaoyffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at left tackle in eighth career postseason contest.

2007
Started all 16 games at right tackle for Carolina...Has started every game since being drafted in 2003...Member of offense that produced 1,824 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history behind the 2,091 yards in 2003...Helped the Panthers rush for at least 114 yards in six of the team's seven victories and at least 100 yards in eight-of-16 games...Member of offensive line that only allowed 33 sacks while providing protection for four different quarterbacks...At St. Louis (9/9): Part of offensive line that opened running lanes for Panthers ball carriers to rush for a season-high 186 yards on 38 attempts and surrender no sacks of quarterback Jake Delhomme...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Cleared paths for Carolina to accumulate 166 rushing yards and nine rushing first downs on a season-high 44 attempts...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Contributed to offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie quarterback Matt Moore versus a Seahawks defense that entered the game with the most sacks in the NFL...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Paved the way for the Panthers to generate 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

2006
Started all 16 games, making 15 starts at left tackle and one at right tackle...Began season opener at right tackle but was moved to left tackle after Travelle Wharton left the game with an injured knee... Returned to the position where he started 16 games in 2004...Contributed to offensive line that ranked 10th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC  in sacks per pass play, despite using eight different combinations through the first four games...Cleared lanes for DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams to rush for 1,398 yards...Vs. Atlanta (9/10): Started at right tackle but was moved to left tackle after Travelle Wharton left the game with an injured left knee...Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Opened running lanes for DeShaun Foster to rush for 119 yards and become the first Panthers player to  rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since running back Nick Goings accomplished the feat in four consecutive contests in 2004...At Baltimore (10/15): Provided protection for quarterback Jake Delhomme to pass for a career-high 365 yards...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Contributed to an offensive unit that totaled a team-record 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry...Vs. New York Giants (12/10): Helped offense accumulate 463 yards total yards, the second-highest total in team history, exceeded by the 483 yards gained at Washington (10/3/99)...At Atlanta (12/24): Contributed to an offense that accumulated 183 rushing yards on 52 rushing attempts, generated 13 rushing first downs and maintained possession for 41:47...52 rushing attempts established team record, bettering previous mark of 45 attempts accomplished twice, most recently at Dallas (12/8/97)...13 rushing first downs equaled team mark previously achieved twice, most recently versus St. Louis (11/19/06)...41:47 time of possession stands as second highest in team history, trailing team record of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04).

2005
Started all 16 games at right tackle...Returned to the position where he started as a rookie in 2003 after spending 2004 at left tackle...Member of offensive line unit that started the same five players in every contest for the first time in team history...Part of group that yielded 28 sacks, the second-fewest total in team history behind the 26 surrendered in 2003...Offensive front surrendered one sack or fewer in 10 regular season games and rushed for 100 or more yards in eight regular season games and two postseason contests...Part of offensive group that ranked eighth in the NFL and second in team history with an average of 24.4 points per game...Provided protection for Jake Delhomme to become first player in team history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and earn his first Pro Bowl selection...Opened lanes for Stephen Davis to establish a team record with 12 rushing touchdowns and for DeShaun Foster to rush for a career-high 879 yards, the third-highest total in team history...POSTSEASON: Started all three contests at right tackle...Helped the Panthers improve average to 127.3 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry during the postseason after the unit averaged 104.9 yards and 3.4 yards per rushing attempt during the regular season...At Atlanta (1/1): Contributions helped establish team record with 13 rushing first downs and 229 yards rushing, including 165 yards by DeShaun Foster, in victory that secured playoff berth...Bettered previous team record of 223 rushing yards set in overtime game at New Orleans (10/23/03)...13 rushing first downs bettered the previous mark of 12, previously accomplished five times, most recently at Houston (11/2/03)...NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Contributed to an offense that accumulated 223 yards rushing on 45 attempts and maintained possession for 42:45...Total included 151 yards by DeShaun Foster...223 yards matched the second-highest total in team history...Marked first time in team history that Carolina gained more than 200 yards rushing in consecutive contests after it amassed a team-record 229 yards in the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/1)...Effort enabled Carolina to join Atlanta as the only teams to generate consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing during the 2005 season...42:45 stands as the highest time of possession in team history for any game, including the playoffs...Bettered regular season best of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04)...45 attempts equaled the most in team history, previously accomplished at Dallas (12/8/97) and versus Arizona (11/19/95)...NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Contributed to offensive line performance that limited Chicago to one sack after surrendering eight sacks at Chicago (11/20) earlier in the season...Part of offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Contributions helped Carolina equal NFL record with its fourth consecutive road postseason victory and become fourth team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road.

2004
Switched from right tackle to left tackle where he started all 16 games...Joined center Jeff Mitchell as the only offensive linemen to start every contest...Two players were also only two returning starters from 2003 on offensive line...Member of offensive line that fielded five different starting combinations...Contributed to offensive front that ranked ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass play, giving up only 33 sacks, the third-fewest surrendered in franchise history...Member of offense that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest amount in team history behind 355.4 yards produced in 1999...Provided protection for Jake Delhomme to throw for 3,886 yards and 29 touchdowns, the second-highest totals in team history...Cleared lanes for Nick Goings to equal team record with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games...HONORS:Football Digest All-Pro second-team...At Kansas City (9/19): Helped DeShaun Foster amass 174 yards rushing, the second-highest total in team history, and team to generate a season-high 183 rushing yards...At San Francisco (11/14): Part of offensive effort that generated 34 second-half points, the second-highest total in team history...Helped team overcome 17-0 first-half deficit, matching the biggest comeback in team history, and end six-game losing streak...Vs. Arizona (11/21): Efforts helped Goings earn NFC Player of the Week recognition after rushing for 121 yards and tying team record with three rushing touchdowns...At Tampa Bay (12/26): Protection allowed Delhomme to tie team record with four touchdown passes and register a career-high 143.4 passer rating.

2003
Started all 16 games and all four postseason contests at right tackle...Only rookie to start every game for the Panthers...Did not miss an offensive play the entire season...Allowed only three sacks...Penalized once for holding and twice for false starts...Member of offensive line that helped the Panthers gain a team-record 2,091 rushing yards, bettering the previous mark of 1,770 yards rushing set in 1997...Offensive line ranked 11th in the League in sacks per pass attempt with a team-record 27 sacks allowed, four fewer than the previous team mark of 31 set in 2001...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing with an average of 130.9 yards per game, the highest rating ever for Carolina in that category at the end of a regular season, and rushed for more than 170 yards in six contests...Offensive front allowed one sack or less in 10 games...Front limited opponents without a sack in a team-best five games, bettering the previous mark of four games set in 2002...Efforts helped running back Stephen Davis rush for a team-record and career-high 1,444 yards en route to earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition following three games and garnering selection to his third career Pro Bowl...POSTSEASON: Member of offensive line that helped Stephen Davis lead the League in rushing yards and quarterback Jake Delhomme compile a passer rating of 106.1, the highest a quarterback has tallied during his first postseason appearance (minimum three starts) since 1985 when New England's Tony Eason recorded a rating of 119.0 and Chicago's Jim McMahon notched a rating of 106.6...Part of offense that improved its average total net yards per game to 377.0 yards during the postseason after averaging 321.3 yards during the regular season...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie, Sports Illustrated All-Pro...At Tampa Bay (9/14): Contributor on offensive line that limited Buccaneers highly touted defense to one sack and cleared running lanes for Stephen Davis to rush for 142 yards...Performance helped Davis win NFC Offensive Player of the Week award and become the first Panthers running back to rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since Tshimanga Biakabutuka in 1999...Vs. New Orleans (10/5): Member of offensive front that did not allow a sack and helped Davis rush for 159 yards to become first veteran player in NFL history to begin his career with a new team by rushing for more than 100 yards in each of his first four games...At New Orleans (10/26): Part of running attack that generated a team-record 223 yards rushing, bettering the previous team mark of 216 yards set versus Oakland (11/2/97)...Efforts helped Stephen Davis earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition after he gained a Panthers single-game record 178 rushing yards...Vs. Washington (11/5): Aided offensive attack that produced a season-high 427 total net yards, the highest amount generated by a Carolina offense since 2000 when the Panthers amassed 447 yards versus Seattle (10/8/00)...NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Contributed to offensive effort in which Carolina totaled 216 yards rushing, an amount that tied for the second-highest total in team history, matching the figure produced versus Oakland (11/2/97).

COLLEGE
Consensus All-America and finalist for the Outland Trophy as a senior in 2002...Did not allow a sack during his last two seasons at Utah...Started at three different positions as a junior in 2001 as member of offensive line that allowed five sacks and tied Miami for the fewest sacks allowed in the country...2002 (Sr.): Started all 11 contests in his first full season at left tackle and was a consensus All-America, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's best offensive lineman...All-Mountain West Conference (MWC) first-team choice...2001 (Jr.): All-MWC honorable mention choice for the second consecutive season as well as an academic all-conference second-team pick...Started all 12 contests...Opened the first two games at left guard, the following eight contests at right tackle, and the final two games at left tackle...Did not allow a sack and was a key contributor to an offensive line that allowed only five sacks the entire season, tying national-champion Miami for the fewest sacks allowed in the country...Utes offense ranked 12th in the country and second in the conference with an average of 218.9 rushing yards per game...Unit also ranked second in the conference with averages of 29.0 points and 428.7 yards of total offense...Helped Dameon Hunter rush for 1,396 yards, the second-highest total in Utes history...Gained 13 yards on a lateral at Brigham Young and caught a two-point conversion at Air Force...2000 (So.): Earned All-MWC honorable mention...Started all 11 games, playing the season's first nine games at right tackle and the final two contests at right guard...1999 (Fr.): Appeared in nine games in 1999, including the Las Vegas Bowl, and started the final three contests at right tackle for a Utah team that claimed a share of the conference championship with a 9-3 record...Contributed to an offense that led the conference and ranked 16th in the nation in scoring with an average of 33.0 points...1998: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Fruitland (Idaho) HS...Graduated from Utah with a degree in communications.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/26/13)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with a broken right tibia and fibula (11/17/09)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/18/09)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/20/08)...Selected by Carolina in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft (4/26/03).

GP/GS
Career (167/167) [9/9]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (15/15); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (9/9); 2008 (15/15) [1/1]; 2007 (16/16); 2006 (16/16); 2005 (16/16) [3/3]; 2004 (16/16); 2003 (16/16) [4/4].

2013
Started 16 games at left tackle for Carolina...Ranks first in franchise history with 167 games started and third with 167 games played...Opened holes for the Panthers to rush for more than 100 yards in 14 games...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...HONORS: Played in third career Pro Bowl as an alternate...At Minnesota (10/13): Moved into third place for the most games played in franchise history with 156...Surpassed the 155 games played by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09.

2012
Started 16 games at left tackle for Carolina...Only offensive lineman to start all 16 games...Became the franchise's all-time leader in starts...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Gained one yard receiving after advancing a lateral on the final play of the game...At Chicago (10/28): Started 142nd career game, the most in team history...Surpassed the 141 games started by safety Mike Minter from 1997-2006 and wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad from 1996-2004 and 2008-09...At San Diego (12/16): Opened holes and provided protection for the Panthers to set a team record with 29 first downs - 13 rushing, 12 passing and four via penalty...At New Orleans (12/30): Helped offense amass 530 yards - the second most in team history...Cleared paths for the Panthers to compile 273 yards rushing - the second highest total in team history.

2011
Started 15 games at left tackle for Carolina...Inactive with a sprained ankle versus Atlanta (12/11)...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL and set team records with 6,237 net yards and 345 first downs...Part of unit that tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring with 406 points...Helped the Panthers rank third in the NFL in rushing with an average of 150.5 yards per game and exceed 100 yards rushing in a team-record 14 consecutive games...Opened holes for the Panthers to lead the NFL with a team record 5.41 yards per carry and establish a team record with 139 rushing first downs...At Tampa Bay (12/4): Paved way for the Panthers to accumulate 163 rushing yards and a season-high four rushing touchdowns on a season-high 39 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Cleared lanes for the Panthers to amass 270 rushing yards, equaling the second-highest total in franchise history, on 31 attempts - an average of 8.7 yards per carry - with three touchdowns.

2010
Started all 16 games at left tackle for the sixth time in his career for Carolina...One of three offensive linemen to start all 16 games, joining Ryan Kalil and Geoff Schwartz...Returned from a broken right leg that limited him to nine games in 2009 and earned the team's Ed Block Courage Award...Helped the Panthers generate more than 100 yards rushing in eight of the last nine games with a season-high 212 yards versus Atlanta (12/12)...HONORS: Selected to second career Pro Bowl...Started at left tackle...Joined Kalil on the NFC squad to mark the first time Carolina had two offensive lineman in the all-star game.

2009
Started nine games at left tackle...Missed final seven games after injuring right leg versus Atlanta (11/15) and being placed on injured reserve (11/17)...Helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...Vs. Washington (10/11): Played in 100th career game and made 100th career start...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history...Vs. Atlanta (11/15): Suffered a broken right tibia and fibula when Falcons defensive tackle Vance Walker rolled up on his leg in the second quarter.

2008
Started 15 games at left tackle...Missed first game of career versus Kansas City (10/5) after sustaining a concussion previous week versus Atlanta (9/28)...Anchored offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Moved to left tackle after starting at right tackle in 2007...HONORS: Named a starter for the NFC in the Pro Bowl and first team All-NFL by the Associated Press ...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Left with concussion suffered on fourth play of game...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Missed first game of career due to concussion...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Cleared running lanes in a team record-setting rushing performance of 264 yards and an average of 8.3 yards per carry, also a team record, as Williams (120 yards) and Stewart (130 yards) became the first pair of backs in team history to each record 100 yards rushing in the same game...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Assisted in setting a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards as Williams' 186 yards also established an individual single-game record and Stewart added 115 yards to each rush for 100 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Started at left tackle before moving to right tackle in the second half after a toe injury to Jeff Otah and contributed to a season-high 478 yards total offense, including 234 rushing...NFC Divisional Plaoyffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at left tackle in eighth career postseason contest.

2007
Started all 16 games at right tackle for Carolina...Has started every game since being drafted in 2003...Member of offense that produced 1,824 rushing yards, the second-highest single-season total in team history behind the 2,091 yards in 2003...Helped the Panthers rush for at least 114 yards in six of the team's seven victories and at least 100 yards in eight-of-16 games...Member of offensive line that only allowed 33 sacks while providing protection for four different quarterbacks...At St. Louis (9/9): Part of offensive line that opened running lanes for Panthers ball carriers to rush for a season-high 186 yards on 38 attempts and surrender no sacks of quarterback Jake Delhomme...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Cleared paths for Carolina to accumulate 166 rushing yards and nine rushing first downs on a season-high 44 attempts...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Contributed to offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie quarterback Matt Moore versus a Seahawks defense that entered the game with the most sacks in the NFL...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Paved the way for the Panthers to generate 180 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

2006
Started all 16 games, making 15 starts at left tackle and one at right tackle...Began season opener at right tackle but was moved to left tackle after Travelle Wharton left the game with an injured knee... Returned to the position where he started 16 games in 2004...Contributed to offensive line that ranked 10th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC  in sacks per pass play, despite using eight different combinations through the first four games...Cleared lanes for DeShaun Foster and DeAngelo Williams to rush for 1,398 yards...Vs. Atlanta (9/10): Started at right tackle but was moved to left tackle after Travelle Wharton left the game with an injured left knee...Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Opened running lanes for DeShaun Foster to rush for 119 yards and become the first Panthers player to  rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since running back Nick Goings accomplished the feat in four consecutive contests in 2004...At Baltimore (10/15): Provided protection for quarterback Jake Delhomme to pass for a career-high 365 yards...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Contributed to an offensive unit that totaled a team-record 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry...Vs. New York Giants (12/10): Helped offense accumulate 463 yards total yards, the second-highest total in team history, exceeded by the 483 yards gained at Washington (10/3/99)...At Atlanta (12/24): Contributed to an offense that accumulated 183 rushing yards on 52 rushing attempts, generated 13 rushing first downs and maintained possession for 41:47...52 rushing attempts established team record, bettering previous mark of 45 attempts accomplished twice, most recently at Dallas (12/8/97)...13 rushing first downs equaled team mark previously achieved twice, most recently versus St. Louis (11/19/06)...41:47 time of possession stands as second highest in team history, trailing team record of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04).

2005
Started all 16 games at right tackle...Returned to the position where he started as a rookie in 2003 after spending 2004 at left tackle...Member of offensive line unit that started the same five players in every contest for the first time in team history...Part of group that yielded 28 sacks, the second-fewest total in team history behind the 26 surrendered in 2003...Offensive front surrendered one sack or fewer in 10 regular season games and rushed for 100 or more yards in eight regular season games and two postseason contests...Part of offensive group that ranked eighth in the NFL and second in team history with an average of 24.4 points per game...Provided protection for Jake Delhomme to become first player in team history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and earn his first Pro Bowl selection...Opened lanes for Stephen Davis to establish a team record with 12 rushing touchdowns and for DeShaun Foster to rush for a career-high 879 yards, the third-highest total in team history...POSTSEASON: Started all three contests at right tackle...Helped the Panthers improve average to 127.3 rushing yards per game and 4.3 yards per carry during the postseason after the unit averaged 104.9 yards and 3.4 yards per rushing attempt during the regular season...At Atlanta (1/1): Contributions helped establish team record with 13 rushing first downs and 229 yards rushing, including 165 yards by DeShaun Foster, in victory that secured playoff berth...Bettered previous team record of 223 rushing yards set in overtime game at New Orleans (10/23/03)...13 rushing first downs bettered the previous mark of 12, previously accomplished five times, most recently at Houston (11/2/03)...NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Contributed to an offense that accumulated 223 yards rushing on 45 attempts and maintained possession for 42:45...Total included 151 yards by DeShaun Foster...223 yards matched the second-highest total in team history...Marked first time in team history that Carolina gained more than 200 yards rushing in consecutive contests after it amassed a team-record 229 yards in the regular season finale at Atlanta (1/1)...Effort enabled Carolina to join Atlanta as the only teams to generate consecutive games with 200 or more yards rushing during the 2005 season...42:45 stands as the highest time of possession in team history for any game, including the playoffs...Bettered regular season best of 41:51 at New Orleans (12/5/04)...45 attempts equaled the most in team history, previously accomplished at Dallas (12/8/97) and versus Arizona (11/19/95)...NFC Divisional Playoff at Chicago (1/15): Contributed to offensive line performance that limited Chicago to one sack after surrendering eight sacks at Chicago (11/20) earlier in the season...Part of offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Contributions helped Carolina equal NFL record with its fourth consecutive road postseason victory and become fourth team since 1990 to win an NFC Divisional Playoff game on the road.

2004
Switched from right tackle to left tackle where he started all 16 games...Joined center Jeff Mitchell as the only offensive linemen to start every contest...Two players were also only two returning starters from 2003 on offensive line...Member of offensive line that fielded five different starting combinations...Contributed to offensive front that ranked ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass play, giving up only 33 sacks, the third-fewest surrendered in franchise history...Member of offense that averaged 326.6 yards per game, the second-highest amount in team history behind 355.4 yards produced in 1999...Provided protection for Jake Delhomme to throw for 3,886 yards and 29 touchdowns, the second-highest totals in team history...Cleared lanes for Nick Goings to equal team record with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games...HONORS:Football Digest All-Pro second-team...At Kansas City (9/19): Helped DeShaun Foster amass 174 yards rushing, the second-highest total in team history, and team to generate a season-high 183 rushing yards...At San Francisco (11/14): Part of offensive effort that generated 34 second-half points, the second-highest total in team history...Helped team overcome 17-0 first-half deficit, matching the biggest comeback in team history, and end six-game losing streak...Vs. Arizona (11/21): Efforts helped Goings earn NFC Player of the Week recognition after rushing for 121 yards and tying team record with three rushing touchdowns...At Tampa Bay (12/26): Protection allowed Delhomme to tie team record with four touchdown passes and register a career-high 143.4 passer rating.

2003
Started all 16 games and all four postseason contests at right tackle...Only rookie to start every game for the Panthers...Did not miss an offensive play the entire season...Allowed only three sacks...Penalized once for holding and twice for false starts...Member of offensive line that helped the Panthers gain a team-record 2,091 rushing yards, bettering the previous mark of 1,770 yards rushing set in 1997...Offensive line ranked 11th in the League in sacks per pass attempt with a team-record 27 sacks allowed, four fewer than the previous team mark of 31 set in 2001...Contributed to offense that ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing with an average of 130.9 yards per game, the highest rating ever for Carolina in that category at the end of a regular season, and rushed for more than 170 yards in six contests...Offensive front allowed one sack or less in 10 games...Front limited opponents without a sack in a team-best five games, bettering the previous mark of four games set in 2002...Efforts helped running back Stephen Davis rush for a team-record and career-high 1,444 yards en route to earning NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition following three games and garnering selection to his third career Pro Bowl...POSTSEASON: Member of offensive line that helped Stephen Davis lead the League in rushing yards and quarterback Jake Delhomme compile a passer rating of 106.1, the highest a quarterback has tallied during his first postseason appearance (minimum three starts) since 1985 when New England's Tony Eason recorded a rating of 119.0 and Chicago's Jim McMahon notched a rating of 106.6...Part of offense that improved its average total net yards per game to 377.0 yards during the postseason after averaging 321.3 yards during the regular season...HONORS:Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie, Sports Illustrated All-Pro...At Tampa Bay (9/14): Contributor on offensive line that limited Buccaneers highly touted defense to one sack and cleared running lanes for Stephen Davis to rush for 142 yards...Performance helped Davis win NFC Offensive Player of the Week award and become the first Panthers running back to rush for more than 100 yards in consecutive games since Tshimanga Biakabutuka in 1999...Vs. New Orleans (10/5): Member of offensive front that did not allow a sack and helped Davis rush for 159 yards to become first veteran player in NFL history to begin his career with a new team by rushing for more than 100 yards in each of his first four games...At New Orleans (10/26): Part of running attack that generated a team-record 223 yards rushing, bettering the previous team mark of 216 yards set versus Oakland (11/2/97)...Efforts helped Stephen Davis earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week recognition after he gained a Panthers single-game record 178 rushing yards...Vs. Washington (11/5): Aided offensive attack that produced a season-high 427 total net yards, the highest amount generated by a Carolina offense since 2000 when the Panthers amassed 447 yards versus Seattle (10/8/00)...NFC Divisional Playoff at St. Louis (1/10): Contributed to offensive effort in which Carolina totaled 216 yards rushing, an amount that tied for the second-highest total in team history, matching the figure produced versus Oakland (11/2/97).

COLLEGE
Consensus All-America and finalist for the Outland Trophy as a senior in 2002...Did not allow a sack during his last two seasons at Utah...Started at three different positions as a junior in 2001 as member of offensive line that allowed five sacks and tied Miami for the fewest sacks allowed in the country...2002 (Sr.): Started all 11 contests in his first full season at left tackle and was a consensus All-America, a finalist for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's best offensive lineman...All-Mountain West Conference (MWC) first-team choice...2001 (Jr.): All-MWC honorable mention choice for the second consecutive season as well as an academic all-conference second-team pick...Started all 12 contests...Opened the first two games at left guard, the following eight contests at right tackle, and the final two games at left tackle...Did not allow a sack and was a key contributor to an offensive line that allowed only five sacks the entire season, tying national-champion Miami for the fewest sacks allowed in the country...Utes offense ranked 12th in the country and second in the conference with an average of 218.9 rushing yards per game...Unit also ranked second in the conference with averages of 29.0 points and 428.7 yards of total offense...Helped Dameon Hunter rush for 1,396 yards, the second-highest total in Utes history...Gained 13 yards on a lateral at Brigham Young and caught a two-point conversion at Air Force...2000 (So.): Earned All-MWC honorable mention...Started all 11 games, playing the season's first nine games at right tackle and the final two contests at right guard...1999 (Fr.): Appeared in nine games in 1999, including the Las Vegas Bowl, and started the final three contests at right tackle for a Utah team that claimed a share of the conference championship with a 9-3 record...Contributed to an offense that led the conference and ranked 16th in the nation in scoring with an average of 33.0 points...1998: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Fruitland (Idaho) HS...Graduated from Utah with a degree in communications.

 

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