New Orleans Bowl: Part of an experienced line that allowed just one sack, the final play of the first half.
2007: Quarterback of the line...knows the system...has the ability to keep players around him relaxed...was instrumental in the line's success, a unit that had completed nearly two season together...as a unit, limited opponents to just 15 total sacks, despite the difficult non-conference schedule, which placed the offensive line at No. 13 nationally with 1.15 sacks per game.
2006: Opening day center...started at center for the first six games before an ankle injury forced him to the sideline...returned for the final two games of the season...saw limited action in the spring while undergoing rehab.
2005: Played in every game, 11...began the year at guard...moved to center to take advantage of his size...switch proved positive...devoted to gaining strength.
2004: Traveled with the squad, but redshirted.
High School: Played for Dan Burke at Palm Bay High School...named second-team All-State along with All-Conference and All-Space Coast...participated in the California verse Florida All-Star Game...member of the 2000 6A state championship team and the 2002 4A state championship team...two-sport athlete (football and track & field).
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Vince and Patricia Paris...born July 30, 1986, in Miami, FL, but raised in Palm Bay.