First player selected from University of Illinois by the Buccaneers since FB Jameel Cook was selected in the sixth round (174th overall) of 2001 NFL Draft Selected by the Buccaneers in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
2009: Placed on Injured Reserve on September 5.
With his naturally large frame, long arms and large hands, was able to make a smooth transition from the defensive to the offensive side of the ball in college… Took over left tackle duties in 2007 and rapidly progressed, going on to earn second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from the league's coaches, despite his relative inexperience as a blocker… Named to the All-Big Ten Conference second-team by the league's media in 2008... Started all 12 games at tackle that season… Earned All-Big Ten Conference second-team honors in his first season on offense as a junior in 2007, starting all 13 games at left tackle… Started 10 of 15 games as a freshman and sophomore at defensive end... As an offensive tackle, started all 25 games he appeared in during his junior and senior campaigns... Majored in sociology.
Attended Homewood-Flossmoor (IL) High School, playing football for head coach Tom Bailey... Rated one of the Top 25 players in the state of Illinois by Insiders.com, Rivals.com and ESPN... Added All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Southtown and Star Newspapers, adding All-Region recognition from Super Prep... Recorded 98 tackles with 7.5 quarterback sacks, 17 pressures, three blocked field goals, three fumble recoveries and five pass deflections as a senior… Son of Alma and Glen Fulton... Born Xavier Allen Fulton on April 18, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois.