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Reigning Big 12 champs start spring ball on Monday.
The accolades received by the Oklahoma State football team in 2011.
Coach Gundy and the Cowboys meet with the media in preparation for the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.
No. 3 Cowboys, No. 4 Cardinal clash in one of bowl season's best matchups.
Two-time Biletnikoff Award-winner was named to The Sporting News' 2011 All-America team today
Member of the 2011 preseason watch list for the Rimington Award given to the nation's top center ... Made a seamless transition into a starting role in 2010 and helped anchor an impressive offensive line performance by the Cowboys all season ... Saw limited action as a true freshman and then redshirted in 2008 with two experienced centers returning.
2010 (Junior): Started every game at center ... Credited with seven knockdowns against Troy and Texas Tech ... Coaches named him OSU's most physical lineman against Texas A&M ... Was OSU's offensive lineman of the week against Nebraska and Kansas State ... Had a very consistent season in his first year as a starter ... A smart player who will rank among the nation's top centers as a senior ... Was the leader of an offensive line that allowed just 10 sacks in 13 games to rank seventh in the country ... OSU was third nationally in total offense and scoring.
2009 (Sophomore): Saw action against Baylor and graded out well ... Played a season-high 21 snaps against Grambling State.
2007 (Freshman): Saw limited game action ... Played 16 snaps against Sam Houston State for a season high.
High School: A highly-rated and heavily decorated prep offensive lineman ... Rated as the 55th best prospect in the state of Texas by Scout.com ... That service also rated him as America's No. 21 center ... A member of the Associated Press Class 5A all-state second team ... A two-time all-district pick ... An all-region first-teamer by TexasHSFootball.com ... Rivals considered him one of the top 20 center prospects in the country (No. 18) ... PrepStar listed him as a member of the all-Midlands team.
Personal: Also considered Iowa State, Mississippi State and Purdue, among others ... Born Sept. 5, 1988, in Dallas ... Son of Becky Rasco and Dan Garner ... Was a power lifter in high school and played baseball ... An academic all-state selection ... Member of the German Club and FCA at Mesquite North ... Business management major.