Quickly: Enters the fall as the third tailback, but should see playing time... Was impressive in the fall and spring. 2000 (RS): Redshirted his first year at Utah State... Was a co-winner of the offensive team scout MVP award with Brennen Burningham. High School: Was an all-league, all-area and all-county selection as a running back at Apple Valley... Rushed for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns on 151 carries in just seven games as a senior before spraining his foot... Best game was a 250-yard effort on just 18 carries against the ninth-ranked team in the Southern Section... As a junior he rushed for 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns with a career-high of 325 yards against Burroughs... As a sophomore he rushed for 500 yards and five touchdowns... Also played free safety as a sophomore... Lettered four years in track and two years in basketball... Personal: Was born April 22, 1982 in Paramount, Calif... Wants to major in sociology and become a parole officer... Hobbies include lifting weights and being involved in his church youth group... Son of David and Betty Fernandez... Has three brothers and one sister.