Hawk Item – – Moved from defensive line to offensive line and center position for spring practice, 2022… one of six juniors named to 2023 Player Council.
2023 Honors – – Third team All-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention All-Big ten by league coaches… preseason fourth-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports… named to Rimington Trophy preseason Watch List… 2023 – – Started at center in first 11 games, missing Nebraska game due to injury… paved the way for 254 rushing yards in 41-10 over Western Michigan, which is the most since 2019… helped team tally 181 rushing yards in 20-14 win over Purdue… helped team to 200 rushing yards in 15-6 win at Wisconsin, which is the program’s most vs. the Badgers since 2008.
2022 Honors – – Next Man In Award, offense… 2022 – – Listed as first team center following spring practice… started all 13 games at center, playing every offensive down in 10 games.
2021 – – Missed majority of season due to injury… saw action in two games on defense, but had no statistics.
2020 – – Redshirted… did not see any game action.
High School Honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior, along with first-team all-district and all-city honors, while being named Lineman of the Year… named to first-team Elite all-state team as a junior… first-team all-district and all-city while being named Lineman of the Year… first-team all-district and all-city as a sophomore… honorable mention all-district as a freshman… Career – – Four-year football letterman as defensive end, defensive tackle, and offensive tackle… prep team reached state playoffs four straight seasons, reaching semifinals as a junior and senior… 21-3 record as a junior and senior… team captain as a senior… had 30 tackles as a senior, with 14 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks… had 52 tackles as a junior, with 22.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks… had 18.5 tackles as a sophomore, with 13 tackles for loss and five sacks… also lettered in track (4) and basketball (3)… won state title in shot put and discus as a junior.
Personal – – Born 10/19/01… pre-business major… mother is Larae Jones… high school coaches were Just Kammrad and Jim Duggan.