CAREER: Has his best chance to compete for starting spot this fall ... has played in 15 games in career as reserve offensive lineman ... played primarily as reserve left tackle as junior and enters fall practice in competition for starting position at that slot.
2009 (JUNIOR): Played in eight games during junior year (did not play against Michigan, Purdue, USC, Boston College) ... continued to play as backup offensive tackle for Irish, splitting time with Paul Duncan at left tackle ... helped Irish ground attack rush for 1,539 yards, good for average of 128.2 yards per contest ... logged 32:56 of playing time with eight appearances on special teams.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in five games (vs. Michigan, Purdue, Stanford, Navy, and Hawai'i) on the year... served as the backup at offensive tackle ... also made an appearance on special teams ... notched 23:13 of playing time.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Talented young tackle who saw limited time as a reserve lineman ... played in season opener vs. Georgia Tech and also at Michigan as a backup offensive tackle ... notched 11:17 of playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... one of four players voted as captain of the West team for the All-American Bowl ... named a second-team prep All-American for 2006 at offensive tackle by USA Today ... chosen first-team all-state by The Daily Oklahoman ... rated the 55th-best prospect in the country and second-best player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com ... rated the 10th-best offensive tackle in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Scout.com lists him as the 12th-best offensive guard in the country and number-three player in Oklahoma ... rated as the 85th-best player on the ESPN 150 list ... helped his high school to a 13-1 record as a junior and win its second-straight state championship ... rated eighth-best offensive lineman in the Southwest and 49th-ranked player in the Southwest in the 2006 preseason by The Sporting News SchoolSports ... one of top 29 offensive linemen nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... played for coach Kevin Wright at Union High School ... son of Mark and Sherry Romine ... born July 19, 1988 ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in marketing.