Quickly: Name is pronounced Max-um Dink-uh... Moved from safety to linebacker during spring drills... Showed continued progress throughout spring... Promising athlete who provides veteran experience and talent to defense. 2008 (So.): Appeared in all 12 games, seeing action both on defense and on special teams... Made 19 tackles (12 solo, seven assists)... Best outing was at Oregon with six tackles, while adding five stops vs. Utah. 2007 (Fr.): Played in 10 games, seeing majority of action on special teams... Registered three tackles (one solo and two assists)... Had one fumble recovery at Fresno State... Had one tackle in each of the Nevada, Fresno State and New Mexico State games. 2006 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU. High School: Was a first-team all-county free safety as a senior... Earned second-team all-district honors as well... Recorded 132 tackles and six interceptions on the season... Team went 13-1 and lost to the eventual state champions... Competed in track in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles. Personal: Born March 30, 1987 in Irving, Texas... Son of Drusilla and Maurice Dinka... Has two brothers and one sister... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies with emphasis in deaf education.