|City/State:||Greenwood Village, Colo.|
|High School:||Cherry Creek|
AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—His career was cut short at midseason due to injury (concussion issues). He played in five games, including his first career start (at Ohio State), seeing action for 43 snaps from scrimmage. He was in on three tackles, two solo including a half-a-quarterback sack (versus Colorado State), and also recorded a third down stop. In spring ball, he impressed the new coaching staff with his work ethic, and was placed on scholarship following spring practices.
2010 (Jr.)—He saw action in four games (Colorado State, Hawai’i, Kansas, Nebraska), getting in three on defense for a total of seven snaps. His first career tackle was a 1-yard quarterback sack in the second half of the season opener against CSU in Denver, also earning a third down stop credit on the play. He earned the Defensive Scout Team Award for the Hawai’i game. He had four tackles, one solo, in the three main spring scrimmages. His 678-pound squat in spring conditioning tests tied for the third highest on the team.
2009 (Soph.)—He saw action in one game (Wyoming), getting in for two snaps from scrimmage. He had two solo tackles and a pass broken up in the three main scrimmages.
2008 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in one game, getting in late for one snap in the opener against Colorado State; he dressed for five other games over the course of the year. He added 15 pounds to his frame in the year since he arrived on campus.
2007 (Fr.)—Redshirted; he did not see any action but practiced all fall along the defensive end after joining the team as an invited walk-on for August drills. He dressed for eight games, all seven in Colorado and for the Independence Bowl versus Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL—A three-year letterman in football, he was named first-team All-State and All-Centennial League as a defensive lineman and second-team All-League as an offensive lineman. As a junior, he was named honorable mention All-League. Under coach Greg Critchett, Cherry Creek was 7-5 his senior year, 10-2 his junior season and 10-2 his sophomore year. He also lettered twice in lacrosse, and was a member of the state championship team as a junior (2006).
ACADEMICS—He is pursuing a double major in Economics and Business (Finance) at Colorado and is on schedule to graduate in May 2012. He earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors as a junior and was an honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic team member as a senior. He aspires to manage NFL player assets and open an NFL training facility after he enters the business world.
PERSONAL—He was born April 14, 1989 in Denver. His hobbies include surfing, listening to music, especially reggae and Jimmy Buffett. His father (Andy) was a nose guard for Colorado State University and for the Denver Gold in the old United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s (he played with teammate Joe Silipo’s father, Joe Sr., on the Gold). He has a keen interest in the stock market, and is already investing his savings into several different stocks.