Reigning Big 12 champs start spring ball on Monday.
A steady force in the OSU defensive line ... Has been a starter or key reserve each of the past two seasons. and is coming off his best spring.
2012 (Junior): Saw action in every game and started the season finale at Baylor and the bowl game against Purdue ... Best outing was a four-tackle effort against the Bears ... Had three tackles in the season opener vs. Savannah State ... Had solo tackles against Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma ... Had two tackles for loss vs. SSU and another against the Mountaineers.
2011 (Sophomore): Became a regular in the Cowboy defensive front as a starter during the second half of the season ... Was in the starting lineup nine times at tackle (Arizona, Tulsa, Texas A&M, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Baylor, Oklahoma and Stanford) ... Recorded a sack against the Ragin Cajuns ... Had solo tackles for loss against Kansas and Missouri ... Had a season-high four tackles against Mizzou, and in the bowl win over the Cardinal.
2010 (Freshman): Played in six games and recorded five tackles ... Had three tackles in his college debut against Washington State with a quarterback sack ... Had a sack and a forced fumble against Troy ... Had one tackle against Tulsa ... Knocked down a pass at Louisiana.
High School: An athletic defensive lineman out of Arkansas ... Rivals named him the sixth-best player in that state and No. 34 nationally among weak-side defensive ends ... A member of the Associated Press Arkansas Super Team ... SuperPrep ranked him No. 11 in that state ... Had 100 tackles, including 15 for loss, eight sacks and two blocked field goals as a senior ... Cowboys held off late pushes by several SEC schools to keep his commitment ... Qualified for state in the shot put and the discus.
Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1990, in Little Rock ... Son of Ann Rogers ... One of four siblings ... A community volunteer in his spare time ... A pre-med major and is interested in a career in sports medicine.