Background and college
Born February 18, 1986 in Colorado Springs, Slauson began his high school career at Sweet Home High School in Oregon. Slauson played one season at Air Force Prep School in Colorado Springs, lining up at offensive tackle and spent the 2003 season at Air Academy High in Colorado Springs, after moving from Oregon before his senior season.
A late addition to Nebraska’s 2005 signing class, Slauson joined the program just before fall camp in 2005. One of a Nebraska record 13 true freshmen to see action, Slauson played in nine games overall. In his sophomore season, Slauson was the Huskers’ starting right tackle during the first 11 games of the season. He suffered a leg injury that forced him to miss the final two regular-season games other than extra-point team duty. In his junior year, Slauson spent the majority of his practice time during the spring and fall camp at guard and went on to play in all 12 games. He made eight starts at three different positions, including right guard and both tackle spots, earning honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press and second-team all-league mention by Rivals.com. Slauson started all 13 games at right guard during his senior season, helping Nebraska rank among the nation’s top 20 in scoring, passing and total offense.
As a Jet
The Jets picked Slauson with the 20th pick of the sixth round (193rd overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.