Former All-American, current NFL All-Pro grew up on family farm in South Dakota
NFL Draft: First-round selection of the New York Jets and the 22nd player picked.
Iowa Items: A former tight end, he hit the weights and changed to the tackle spot...one of five Hawkeye captains for 1985.
1985 Season: Big Ten's Offensive Lineman of the Year...one of 13 seniors selected team MVP...Honorable mention all-America by AP and UPI...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...mainstay on the offensive front...second straight season as a starter at tackle although he played some guard late in the year...offensive MVP for Michigan State as selected by the coaching staff.
1984 Season: Picked to APs first team all-Big Ten squad...bothered by injuries all season, but still competed every game...Iowa's most consistent lineman...Iowa's offensive MVP vs. Ohio State and Michigan.
1983 Season: Backed up USFL signee Joe Levelis at right tackle.
1982 Season: Redshirted.
1981 Season: Played on special teams.
High school: Basketball and football player at Beckman...all-state honorable mention in football as a senior...all-ECIC in football and team captain.
Personal: Born October 6, 1962, in Manchester, IA...art & art history major...married...brother Dave was a defensive lineman for the Hawkeyes.