Tulsa: A returning starter . . . transferred to Tulsa from San Bernardino Valley College at mid-semester 1999 . . . 1999 ?? Started all 11 games at defensive tackle . . . was credited with 19 tackles . . . also had two stops for -4 yards . . . had a season-best seven tackles against Rice . . . added four stops against SMU . . . Overall ?? Plays with great effort and is an extremely hard worker . . . gets off of blocks well.
Junior College: Was a two-year starter at defensive tackle at San Bernardino Valley College . . . had career totals of 95 tackles, 15 sacks and seven quarterback hurries . . . started all 10 games as a sophomore and registered 65 tackles and nine sacks . . . started 11 games his freshman season and tallied 30 tackles and six sacks . . . helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and conference championship his freshman season . . . junior college coach was Ron Smedley.
High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Rim of the World High School . . . was the starting center and linebacker both his junior and senior seasons . . . was credited with 70 tackles, five sacks and one interception his senior season . . . high school coach was Richard Manzo.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the St. Louis Rams . . . lists Rudy and Top Gun as his favorite movies . . . his favorite non-football athlete is race car driver Dale Earnhardt . . . his wife's name is Jennifer . . . has a two-year-old son, Tyler . . . majoring in organizational communication . . . born February 21, 1978 in Newport Beach, California.
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