2005 (Sr.)—He saw action in all 13 games, including the Champs Sports Bowl (no starts), on special teams as well as on offense in all. He ascended to second on the depth chart at fullback, and saw plenty of duty. He had one rush and caught three balls in a primarily role as a blocker. He has six special team points on the strength of three tackles, a knockdown block, a wedge break and a blocked punt (the latter versus Kansas, where he was also credited with 15 return yards on the play). He had an outstanding August camp and was placed on scholarship by the coaching staff on August 18. He bulked up some 20 pounds since the start of his junior season.
2004 (Jr.)—He saw action in all 13 games, including the Houston Bowl, mostly on special teams duty as he was on both coverage and return units. He finished second in the special team point standings with 12, coming on the strength of four tackles, one inside-the-20, four wedge breaks and three knockdown blocks. He was the Scout Team Offense Award winner for the Colorado State game as selected by the coaching staff. He had a good spring after switching from tight end, and scored a touchdown (1-yard run) in one of the major scrimmages.
2003 (Jr.-RS)—He redshirted, as he was ineligible to compete in games as he transferred to CU from Whittier (Calif.) College in January. He practiced first at tight end during the spring, but was eventually switched to fullback during the fall. He was the offensive scout team player of the week for the Iowa State game.
AT WHITTIER: 2001-2002 (Fr./Soph.)— Lettered twice as a tight end, as he had 16 receptions for 180 yards and one touchdown as a sophomore in 2002 (he had 100 of those yards after the catch). In 2001, when he was the freshman of the year, he caught six passes for 94 yards in addition to being an accomplished blocker. Whittier was 1-9 his sophomore year and 2-7 his freshman season. He also lettered once as a defenseman in lacrosse, also being named the freshman of the year in helping Whittier to a No. 1 national ranking at one time (the team lost in the national semifinals in the spring of 2002).
HIGH SCHOOL— He lettered twice in football at Overland, but missed his entire senior season after sustaining broken ribs and a lacerated liver early on. Overland was 7-4 that year and 6-5 his junior season under coach Tony Manfredi. He also lettered four times in lacrosse, as he was voted team MVP his senior year and named to the Colorado All-Star team and all-Centennial League first-team.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in sociology at Colorado. As a junior in high school, he earned the Student-Athlete Award for his excellence in the classroom.
PERSONAL—Born March 18, 1983 in Aurora, Colo. Hobbies include playing video games with his brother and racquetball with his dad. Uncle (Pax Beal) played football for California and played in the Rose Bowl.