Noteworthy: Enjoyed a solid first season in 2001 and will make a push for all-conference honors in 2002 ... Has all the tools to be a great one at MT ... Is an excellent run blocker and a strong pass blocker ... Possesses quick feet and strong hands ... A tenacious and aggressive player ... Chose MT over UAB, Marshall, Arkansas State and Louisville.
2001: Played in all 11 games, including eight as a starter at right tackle ... Was in on a total of 596 snaps (54.2 per game) and had 43 knockdowns ... Voted the team's ...Lineman of the Week' following the LSU game ... Set personal highs in snaps (86) and knockdowns (11) against Louisiana-Monroe ... Graded out 70 percent or better four times, including a career-best 84 percent against North Texas ... Registered five knockdowns each against Louisiana-Lafayette and Connecticut ... Played 85 snaps and had four knockdowns in his first collegiate game against Vanderbilt.
2000: Was enrolled in school at MT, but did not compete in football due to academic requirements.
High School: Southside's Lineman of the Year in 1999 ... Made the All-City team in Atlanta ... Registered seven sacks on defense, along with 68 tackles ... Graded out 88 percent on the offensive line for the year ... Also played basketball.
Personal: Parent: Jacqueline Rayburn ... Born: 1/14/82 ... Major: Physical Education.