AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS)-Enters the fall listed third at right tackle as he still was learning the nuances of playing on the offensive line in the spring. He has bulked up some 25 pounds (all muscle) since arriving on campus as a freshman.
2011 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he was projected as a defensive end and practiced there early in camp, but then was moved to offense where he started learning the offensive tackle position the remainder of the year.
HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, he was an All-Region selection by PrepStar and All-Far West team member by SuperPrep, the latter publication's No. 74 player in the region, the No. 69 player from California and No. 11 defensive end in the region. ESPN ranked him as the No. 45 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 49 player from California (the sixth DT in the state). Rivals.com ranked him the No. 51 defensive end nationally, No. 80 in California (the eighth strong side DE statewide), while Scout.com ranked him the No. 70 offensive tackle in the nation, No. 97 player from California (fifth OT in the Golden State). The Alpha League most valuable lineman, he also earned first-team mention. Rivals.com tabbed him, "the most intriguing prospect in the west." He earned second-team All-Alpha League as a junior, his first year playing football. As a senior, he totaled 61 tackles (44 solo) with 11 quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and one pass break-up. On special teams, he kicked off 35 times with three touchbacks and also returned a kickoff 10 yards. His junior season he had 36 tackles (27 solo) with one fumble recovery while he kicked off twice. Top career games included a 30-6 win over St. Anthony when he had seven tackles and four sacks, and in a 42-8 loss to Paradete, he had 12 tackles and three sacks. He also lettered in basketball (Alpha League's best defender as a junior), soccer (defender) and volleyball (front row/middle blocker).
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in International Affairs at Colorado. He was a member of his high school's Honor Roll all eight semesters as a prep, maintaining better than a 3.5 grade point average.
PERSONAL-He was born December 7, 1991, in Douala, Cameroon. His hobbies include watching movies, television sitcoms and football and basketball games, art, kickboxing and martial arts (Tai Chi). He participated in a program through Montclair Prep to help feed the homeless up to twice a week and says it is his dream to come to the United States and make enough money to go back to Africa and help the needy. (Name is pronounced steff-on name-bot.)