Tulsa: A returning letterwinner . . . 1999 –– Played in 11 games . . . saw most of his playing time on special teams . . . was credited with 13 tackles . . . had a season-best three stops against SW Missouri State and Texas A&M . . . was named the Special Teams Player of the Game against Texas A&M . . . was named to the all-WAC Academic team . . . 1998 –– Sat out the 1998 season after transferring from Citrus Junior College . . . Overall –– Suffered a knee injury during spring drills . . . expected to return for fall drills . . . was enjoying a very solid spring until suffering the knee injury . . . has a great work ethic . . . an intelligent player . . . will compete for playing time at linebacker and on special teams.
Junior College: Was a two-year letterwinner at Citrus College . . . started his two seasons at linebacker . . . was credited with 125 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions as a sophomore . . . earned first-team all-Foothill Conference honors in 1997 and was an honorable mention selection as a freshman . . . had 235 career tackles and eight sacks . . . alo led the team in tackles as a freshman with 110 tackles . . . junior college coach was John Rome.
High School: Earned three letters at Glendora (Calif.) High School . . . started his junior and senior seasons at offensive guard and was the starting defensive end as a senior . . . was credited with 85 tackles and seven sacks as a senior . . . had 105 career stops and 11 quarterback sacks . . . earned first-team all-conference, all-CIF and all-Valley accolades as a senior . . . also lettered three years in wrestling . . . high school coach was Gary Day.
Personal: Favorite movie is Tombstone . . . enjoys watching the Discovery Channel . . . favorite book is Friday Night Lights . . . his favorite NFL team is the Oakland Raiders . . . a member of Big Brothers Association . . . was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll last year . . . received his bachelor's degree in sociology last May . . . will be in his first year of Law School this season . . . born June 1, 1977 in Hassake, Syria.
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