HIGH SCHOOL - A two-year starter at both tight end and defensive end (playing some outside linebacker at times as well), along with handling his team's kicking chores, he earned first-team All-Capital Valley Conference (CVC) honors from the Sacramento Bee as both a junior and senior, as well as being selected as a first-team All-Metro performer and the Division 3 player of the year as a senior. He caught 35 passes for 499 yards and two touchdowns as a senior, averaging 14.3 yards per catch, while also performing well in a blocking role with 14 pancake blocks and numerous downfield blocks. On defense, he was in on 35 tackles (15 solo), nine for losses including four quarterback sacks; he also had six hurries and two fumble recoveries. He averaged 34.8 yards for 36 punts, with a long of 63 and 14 inside-the-20, while converting 37-of-46 extra points and 9-of-14 field goals, with a long of 40; seven of his 55 kickoffs went for touchbacks. As a junior, he caught 22 balls for 339 yards and a touchdown (15.4 per), with 70 tackles on defense (25 solo, nine for losses with two sacks) along with five hurries and a fumble recovery. He averaged 33.6 yards for 1 5 punts and made good on his two placements, one PAT and a 22-yard field goal. Top games as a senior: in a 58-42 win over Placer, he had six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown, converted 7-of-8 PAT kicks with a field goal for 16 points overall, had a sack on defense and two punts inside-the-20 and two kickoffs that went for touchbacks; he had eight receptions for 84 yards and two field goals (40 and 28 yards) and three pancake blocks in a 52-28 loss to Jesuit. His top game as a junior came in a 40-14 win over Bella Vista, when he had his career-long reception of 74 yards (2-84 overall). Under coach George Petrissans, Christian Brothers was 9-4 his senior season, reaching the CIF Section semifinals, and 6-5 his junior year. He will letter in basketball for a second time this winter (center, averaging six points and five rebounds per game) and plans on participating in baseball in this spring (one letter; pitcher: he had a 2-2 record with a 2.95 earned run average as a sophomore).
ACADEMICS - He is interested in Business, likely the Management sequence, as his major at Colorado. An honor roll member since his freshman year, he is a member of the National Society for High School Scholars and a CVC Scholar-Athlete as he owns a 3.7 grade point average.
PERSONAL - He was born November 2, 1995 in Davis, Calif. His hobbies include skiing, riding bikes, hiking, off-roading and playing golf (he breaks 90 regularly with a career-best round of 82). His father, Tom, was an outside linebacker for the University of Nevada-Reno in the late 1970s.