Pro Bowl offensive tackle who was selected first overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 NFL Draft. He signed with the St. Louis Rams in 2013.
He became a local sensation in his native Michigan for being a superb lineman in both high school and at the University of Michigan.
He survived a house fire in 2004, which inspired him to get a tattoo of St. Joseph on his arm.
He married his college sweetheart, Jacqueline Laurian, in 2012.
He and Peyton Manning were both recipients of the Ed Block Courage Award.