|Hometown||Linden, North Carolina|
|Former Occupation||N/A (framed houses part-time)|
|Top 10 Finishes (Wins)*||16 (2) As of 6/2/2012|
|Career Earnings*||$905,439 As of 6/2/2012|
|Current World Rank||209|
|Best Finish in 2012||3 - Lake Hartwell, 3/8/2012|
|Last 3 Finishes||
26 - Wheeler Lake, 9/20/2012
87 - Lake Champlain, 6/28/2012
91 - Kentucky Lake, 6/7/2012
|Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won)||4 (0) As of 6/2/2012|
|FLW Championships Fished (Won)||4 (0) As of 6/2/2012|
|Angling Hero||Denny Brauer and Larry Nixon - "Larry I've loved from day 1 because of his enthusiasm for the sport. And I've always admired Denny's professionalism. He's the consummate professional."|
|Favorite Lake||Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island) - "It's one of the best flooded brush lakes in the country."|
|Least Favorite Lake||Beaver Lake - "I couldn't catch a fish there if my life depended on it."|
|Favorite Technique||"Flipping and pitching a Zoom Z-Hog in flooded brush and cranking a Bandit 200 on rocky corners."
|Primary Fishing Strength||Shallow-water pitching/flipping, shallow-water cranking|
|Secondary Fishing Strength||Topwater|
|Fishing Sponsors||Bandit Lures, DuraSafe Locks, Freedom Electric Marine, iRod, Lew's (reels), MotorGuide, Power-Pole, Tackle Warehouse, Vicious Fishing, War Eagle Lures, X-Point/Daichi (hooks), Zoom|
|Non-Fishing Sponsors||Bullard Smith Group, CTC Supply, Military Wraps|
|Favorite Food||Prime rib and baked potato|
|Favorite Music||Contemporary Christian, country and classic rock|
|Favorite Book/Movie||The Bible (book)/Mountain Men (movie)|
|When Not Fishing||Physical training, reading, deer-hunting (rifle), farming|
|Why He Fishes||"I got into it at such an early age that it's about the only way I know to make a living. And I love the sport."|
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*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.
Biographical data last updated: 2/8/2013
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