Played against Western Illinois in the final game of the season.
Prior to SIU
Played two seasons at Saddleback Junior College...Started all 11 games at right guard as a redshirt sophomore and a team captain in 2011, helping the Gauchos to an 8-3 record and a Golden State Bowl appearance...Earned first team Southern California Football Association All-Southern Conference honors in 2011...Started all 11 games at left guard as a redshirt freshman in 2010, helping Saddleback to an 8-3 record, the No. 2 seed in the Southern California Football Conference Playoffs and the Southern California Bowl...Redshirted his freshman year at Saddleback and learned under offensive line coach Jackie Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowler and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Honorable mention All-Conference lineman his senior year in 2009
Born Aug. 6, 1991 in Montclair, Calif...Son of Edgar and Mimi Tinajero...Father is an engineer, mother is a flight attendant...Majoring in criminology and criminal justice.