Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has 14 career starts in his two seasons . . . has 123 career tackles, including 77 solos . . . 1999 –– Played in all 11 games and started nine contests at strong safety . . . was third on the team in tackles with 61 total stops and added one pass breakup . . . had a career-high of 14 tackles against Rice . . . also added 12 stops against Louisiana-Monroe . . . had eight tackles against Oklahoma State . . . 1998 –– Played in all 11 games . . . started five games at safety . . . was fifth on the team with 62 tackles . . . led the team with three interceptions for 60 yards . . . had five tackles and a season-long 35-yard interception return against Wyoming . . . had a season-high of 13 tackles against Rice and SMU . . . also totalled 11 stops against TCU . . . had two interceptions for 37 yards against Wyoming . . . Overall –– Missed most of spring practice with a hamstring injury . . . an intelligent player with good coverage skills . . . will learn both the bandit and rover positions . . . will battle for the starting spot at the bandit position . . . has a good understanding of the defense . . . showed signs of being able to make big plays in spring drills.
Junior College: Lettered as a free safety during the 1997 season at Fort Scott Community College . . . redshirted his first year . . . led the league with five interceptions . . . also totalled 90 tackles and 10 pass breakups . . . earned second-team all-Jayhawk Conference merits . . . junior college coach was Kevin Gundy.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Wentzville High School . . . started two years at both tailback and free safety . . . rushed for 2,098 yards in two seasons and from his defensive position had 120 tackles and five interceptions during his high school career . . . had 64 stops and three interceptions as a senior . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a defensive back, and was a second-team selection at tailback . . . high school coach was Scott Swofford.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers . . . his favorite NFL player is Ricky Watters . . . his favorite TV show is "The Cosby Show" . . . lists Gary Payton of the NBA's Seattle Sonics as his favorite non-football athlete . . . favorite game as a child was hide-n-seek . . . majoring in sports administration . . . born April 9, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.
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