In a game Nov. 11 at the Tennessee Titans he helped pave the way for a season-high 217 rushing yards on only 16 carries (13.6 avg.). When he made his 15th start of the season on Jan. 3 against the Cleveland Browns, it was the most by a rookie offensive lineman since 2001. He ended up seeing time at all five offensive line positions.
Last season, Jacksonville began the season with a 7-5 record with four games remaining and was well within playoff contention for a wild-card spot. However, the Jaguars proceeded to lose their remaining four contests, ending with a 7-9 showing and missing the playoffs in the AFC Conference.
In his second season with the team, Britton, who is 6-fet-6, 310 pounds, missed some time in training camp and preseason games with injuries. However, he is expected to be in the lineup Sunday when the Jaguars open the season with a game at the Denver Broncos.
Taken in the second round with the 39th overall pick, Britton declared for the 2009 NFL Draft as a junior after starting 37 games in three seasons at the University of Arizona.
On Aug. 1, 2009, the Jaguars signed Britton to a four-year deal worth approximately $4.6 million that includes $2.83 million guaranteed.
The 2005 Burroughs graduate — who was named the 2005 Leader Male Athlete of the Year — was an iron man for Arizona, as Britton started all 37 games during his three-year tenure and never missed a game because of injury with the Wildcats.
Britton was named the Foothill League Lineman of the Year at Burroughs in 2004. He also earned All-Area accolades for the second straight season, participated in the prestigious CaliFlorida All-Star game in Miami and was one of the nation's top prep stars, earning Cal-Hi Sports All-State second-team honors.