|High School:||Eagle/Boise State|
AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He did not participate in spring drills, as he was finishing up rehabilitation following off-season knee surgery. He was expected to be 100 percent for fall camp. He might get a shot at punting as well.
2008 (Fr.-RS)-He was 1-of-3 on field goals for the year (a 30-yard make late in the first half at Texas A&M). He was hampered all year with a knee injury (cartilage) to his plant leg, which affected him more on placements. He did kickoff 46 times, with 31 being returned anf 15 going for touchbacks. The average starting field position for the opponents was their own 29; he booted eight through the end zone, had five kickoffs inside-the-20 and 26 inside-the-25. He ended spring drills tied atop the depth chart at the position. He made his presence known right way, as he arrived with a strong leg and made 60-plus yard kicks in practice from day one. He joined the team for the spring semester, as he enrolled at Colorado in January after transferring from Boise State and completing his two-year mission for the Mormon Church. Come fall, he will have four years to play four in eligibility.
AT BOISE STATE: (2005; Fr.)-He enrolled at Boise for the spring '05 semester and participated in spring practice under current CU coach Dan Hawkins, but left that summer for Guatemala to serve his mission as a member of the Mormon Church. He served his two-year mission in Quetzaltenango, where he talked to locals about church and participated in a number of service projects. He had signed with the Broncos in the February recruiting class but delayed enrollment until January. He did join the team in time to travel to the Liberty Bowl and watched the battle between the Broncos and Louisville.
HIGH SCHOOL-He graduated from Eagle (Idaho) High School in the spring of 2004, after lettering three times in football. He was named first-team All-State (5A) and first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference as a senior, when he connected on 7-of-12 field goals with a long of 47 and was good on 39-of-41 extra point attempts; 33 of 55 kickoffs went for touchbacks. As a cornerback on defense, he made eight tackles and set a school record with four interceptions. He was an honorable mention All-Conference as a junior, when he ranked in the top 10 kickers at the Chris Sailer Kicking Combine. That year he made 6-of-11 field goals (long of 45) and 42-of-45 extra point attempts; he also punted 42 times (44.0 average) with a long of 68. As a sophomore, when he garnered second-team All-Conference honors, he connected on 2-of-5 field goals with a long of 30 and 36-of-38 extra point attempts. His best game on defense came against Capital High his senior year when he had two interceptions, the second of which he returned for a touchdown. As a kicker, he hit his career best 47-yarder his senior season against Centennial. Under head coach Mike Glenn, Eagle was 7-3 his senior year (reaching the state playoffs), 2-7 his junior season, but 12-0 his sophomore season, capturing the Idaho 5A state title. He attended the 9th grade in Wyoming, lettering as a kicker at Cheyenne Central (which posted a 6-6 record).
ACADEMICS- He is majoring in Spanish at Colorado. He was a perennial Honor Roll student in high school.
PERSONAL-Born July 25, 1985, in Fredericksburg, Va. He is married to the former Keiliane Moreira (they wed on May 20, 2008 after a 7-month wait for her to get her visa). His hobbies include watching movies, snowboarding and taking road trips. He also has a unique talent of balancing things on his chin-he can balance chairs, tables "and pretty much everything." His father (Michael) was a linebacker for Wyoming from 1969-70. He attended the First Annual Chris Sailer Kicking Competition during his junior year of high school, placing in the top 12 in the nation.
SCORING FG BREAKDOWN----------------------------------
Season G EP-EPA FG-FGA 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ Long PTS
2008 12 0- 0 1- 3 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 30 3
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS-Kickoffs: 46 Total, 15 TD, 8 EZ+ (2008).