Quickly: Has started 23 games in the last three years... One of the Big West Conference’s best linebackers... Runs well... Has had great academic success as well.
1999: Earned second-team all-Big West honors in 1999 and was named the league’s defensive player of the week for his efforts against North Texas... Against UNT he had 11 tackles... On the year he was second on the team with 109 tackles and his 9.9 tackles per game ranked sixth in the Big West... Had eight tackles for loss, including one sack... Scored a touchdown on a blocked punt against North Texas... Was an academic all-Big West and second-team academic all-district selection.
1999: Started 10 games in 1998, as he did not start the Idaho game due to a shoulder injury... Still played against Idaho and had five tackles... Recorded a season-high 13 tackles against Boise State and had 11 stops at Colorado... Finished the year with 72 tackles to rank fifth on the team... Had one sack and broke up two passes and also returned a fumble 27 yards... Was named to the academic all-Big West team and was the USU male scholar-athlete by the Big West Conference.
1997: Started three games, including the final two contests of the year... Recorded 27 tackles on the year... Had six tackles against New Mexico State and the next week had five stops against Idaho for his best two tackle games... Had one sack on the year and two passes broken up.
1996 (RS): Sat out his first season on the USU campus... Was the defensive scout Most Valuable Player.
High School: Was named the San Joaquin Athletic Association lineman of the year as senior... Also named the area defensive player of the year... Earned the McKay Award as defensive lineman of the year by the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame... Recorded 83 tackles, including eight sacks as a senior... Also recovered four fumbles, caused three fumbles and intercepted one pass... As a tight end he had 32 receptions for 476 yards and five touchdowns... Returned a kickoff 57 yards for a touchdown... St. Mary’s record during his career was 39-4... Also lettered in track, wrestling and volleyball... Won the SJAA Wrestling Championship at 215 pounds.
Personal: Born Oct. 25, 1978 in Stockton, Calif... Major is psychology... Hobbies include sports and video games... Named sophomore biology student of the year in high school... Father John was a competitive water skier and ran track in college.