Tulsa: A returning letterwinner . . . transferred to Tulsa at mid-semester 1998 from Mesa Community College . . . 1999 –– Played in all 11 games . . . was credited with 14 total tackles . . . had a season-best four tackles against Texas A&M . . . was an all-WAC Academic selection . . . 1998 –– Sat out the 1998 season with an injury . . . suffered a leg fracture in preseason drills . . . Overall –– Made steady improvement during spring drills . . . has a good understanding of the defensive system . . . an intelligent player . . . expected to be a major contributor if he can remain healthy . . . a rangy athlete . . . solid against the run . . . listed second on the preseason depth chart at free safety.
Junior College: Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Mesa (Ariz.) Community College . . . played strong safety and free safety . . . totalled 172 career tackles, 15 pass breakups, four caused fumbles and two interceptions . . . had 96 tackles as a freshman, including 28 stops in one game... was credited with 76 stops and 11 pass breakups his sophomore season . . . was a first-team all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference selection as a sophomore and earned second team accolades as a freshman . . . was named to the 1997 all-Western States Football League first team . . . junior college coach was David Rice.
High School: Earned three letters at Saguaro (Ariz.) High School . . . was a three-year starter at outside linebacker and started both his junior and senior seasons at fullback . . . was ranked as the 86th best player in the Far West Region according to SuperPrep magazine as a high school senior . . . was a member of the Class 4A state championship team with a 13-1 record as a senior . . . had 190 tackles and five interceptions during his high school career . . . rushed for 297 yards and six TDs and compiled 102 tackles as a high school senior . . . earned first-team all-conference and all-region merits and was an honorable mention all-state selection . . . high school coach was Tim Beck.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers, while receiver Jerry Rice is his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite athlete is the legendary Jesse Owens . . . his most memorable event was winning the state football title in high school . . . was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll last year . . . the most memorable place he has visited is the Bahamas . . . lists Ace Ventura Pet Detective as his favorite movie . . . "Beverly Hills 90210" is his favorite TV show . . . majoring in business management . . . born January 20, 1978 in San Jose, California.
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