Promoted from the practice squad in late November to replace the injured Davin Joseph. Was inactive for three games and then dressed for the final two, seeing playing time at left guard at the tail end of the blowout win over the Seahawks. Was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech spending the preseason with the New Orleans Saints before joining the Bucs' practice squad on September 14. He started 40 games at Tech and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior in 2009. Did not make the 2011 team out of training camp.