Now a veteran starter in the Cowboy offensive line after taking over starting duties during the second half of the 2011 season ... Has added weight and strength since joining the program ... An agile athlete ... A two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... One of several Cowboys who have become multi-year starters after being overlooked by many schools during the recruiting process. Has the ability to play guard or tackle for the Cowboys.
2012 (Junior): Started every game ... Eleven of his starts came at left tackle, but he opened the Texas Tech and Baylor games at right tackle ... Played 97 snaps at Arizona and had 6.5 knock-down blocks against the Wildcats ... Had seven knock-down blocks against Louisiana and four at Oklahoma ... Based on coaches' grades, his best games were against two of the best teams on the schedule (at Kansas State and at Oklahoma) ... Was the offensive line MVP against TCU and OU, as designated by the coaches.
2011 (Sophomore): Began the season with promise and no experience ... Ended the season with five starts, including a start in the season finale against Oklahoma and in the Fiesta Bowl at right tackle ... Had four knockdown blocks against Texas and Texas Tech ... Was in the starting lineup at left tackle against Tulsa and right tackle against Kansas, Texas and OU ... Allowed just two sacks and countered that with 20 knockdown blocks.
2010 (Freshman): Played in three games (Washington State, Tulsa and Arizona).
High School: Was the tallest member of the 2009 recruiting class ... A SuperPrep Midlands top 100 prospect ... An all-state selection in Missouri by the coaches association and the Associated Press ... Also an all-area, all-district and all-conference honoree ... An offensive anchor on a 15-0 state championship team ... On the defensive side he had 30 tackles and a sack as a senior ... A member of his high school basketball team as well.
Personal: Born Feb. 14, 1991, in Webb City ... Son of Karen Graham ... Has an older brother and sister ... Was a member of the Student Council and the French Club ... Business major ... His brother played basketball at Missouri Southern ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing.