2009: Started 11 of the 12 games he played at right guard in his first year as a starter ... instrumental in TCU ranking sixth nationally in fewest sacks allowed per game (0.92) ... helped the Horned Frogs place fifth in the country in scoring (38.3 points per game) and rushing (239.5 yards per game) while ranking seventh in total offense (456.7 yards per game).
2008: Played in 12 of 13 games ... contributed in a back-up role at left guard.
2007: Saw action in three games.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Ranked 11th by Rivals.com for centers in the nation ... was also preseason No. 89 in the Rivals.com Texas Top 100 ... ranked 41st in the Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 ... first-team all-district and second-team all-area as a senior ... All-Academic 6-5A ... played under coach David Beaty ... also considered Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and North Texas.
Personal: Mother is Cathy Vernon ... a communications major with a minor in educational studies.