Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and three-year starter . . . has started 31 games in 33 contests played . . . only non-starts came against Cincinnati in the 1997 season opener and Colorado State in 1998 . . . a three-time WAC All-Academic selection . . . 1999 –– Started all 11 games his junior season . . . was an honorable mention all-WAC selection . . . graded over 80-percent in all 11 games . . . graded over 90-percent in six contests . . . was the Offensive Player of the Game against Texas A&M with a grade of 92-percent, four decleators and two roaches . . . had a high grade of 95-percent against Fresno State . . . also graded over 90-percent against Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU, Hawaii and UTEP . . . tallied six decleators and nine roaches against SW Missouri State . . . recovered a fumble against Hawaii . . . was named to the WAC's All-Academic team . . . was named to Lindy's Preseason Football Magazine's all-WAC second team . . . 1998 –– Started 10 of 11 games but was hampered by a finger injury . . . did not start against Colorado State . . . graded out at 80-percent or more in nine games . . . had a high grade of 91-percent vs. TCU . . . received Offensive Player of the Game honors for his play against West Virginia . . . had a grade of 86-percent with eight decleators and four roaches while playing 83 plays . . . was named to the WAC's All-Academic team . . . 1997 –– Played in all 11 games and started the final 10 games at offensive center . . . graded over 80-percent in seven games including three contests over 90-percent . . . had a high grade of 92-percent against SMU . . . also graded at 91-percent vs. Utah and 90-percent against Colorado State . . . was named to the WAC's All-Academic team . . . 1996 –– Was one of a number of freshmen to sit out the 1996 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall –– Had an outstanding spring . . . an intelligent player . . . among one of the hardest workers on the offensive front . . . has good natural instincts . . . possesses great knowledge of the game.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Pine Richland High School . . . earned all-area and all-conference honors as a senior . . . nominated for the Big 33 Football Classic . . . earned honorable mention all-conference accolades during his junior campaign . . . received Allegheny Conference all-academic honors during his senior campaign . . . also earned four letters in wrestling and three letters in track . . . high school coach was John Haddad.
Personal: Favorite musical group is Pearl Jam . . . favorite movie is The Godfather. . . lists the Pittsburgh Steelers as his favorite NFL team and Levon Kirkland as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite game as a child was playing hockey . . . his favorite TV show is "The Sopranos". . . made the Dean's List for five semesters and President's List one time . . . named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in each of his four years . . . a marketing major . . . born September 18, 1978.
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