|Hometown:||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|High School:||Notre Dame|
AT COLORADO: 2014 (Sr.) - He earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from the league coaches (third-team by Phil Steele’s College Football). He also garnered first-team All-Colorado honors from the state’s chapter of the National Football Foundation. He started all 12 games at right offensive guard, seeing action for 975 snaps from scrimmage (third-most on the team). He recorded a team-best 636 plus plays, grading to a 65.2 plus percentage (best on the team); he had another 251 plays that were termed even, giving him a season grade of 91.9 percent. He also had a team-high 51 knockdown blocks, to go with four touchdown blocks while allowing only one-and-a-half quarterback sacks and was called for just three penalties. He was elected by his teammates as one of six team captains for the 2014 season. He was selected preseason second-team All-Pac-12 by Athlon Sports and was a third-team choice by Phil Steele’s. The coaches selected him as the recipient of the Eddie Crowder Award after the season as well as for the spring, presented to a player who provided outstanding leadership.
2013 (Jr.) - He started all 12 games at right offensive guard, playing 742 snaps from scrimmage (fifth-most among the linemen). He had 510 plus plays, grading to a 68.7 plus percentage; his actual game and season grades were higher as they took neutral results into the equation. He tied for the team lead in direct touchdown blocks with six, and was second in knockdown blocks with 41 (combined pancakes, blown the opponent off the line and/or driving finishes). He was called for juts two penalties, allowed two-and-a-half sacks and allowed eight pressures. The coaches presented him with CU’s Tyronee “Tiger” Bussey Award, presented to the player who displays inspiration in the face of physical adversity. He suffered a fractured fibula in spring drills (March 21, in a fumble recovery drill), and missed the last eight practices. He was limited in fall camp, and two-thirds of the way in he was still not all the way back though was increasing his participation in contact drills. Athlon Sports selected him as a third-team guard on its All-Pac 12 preseason team.
2012 (Soph.) - He earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors from the league coaches, and was a mid-season All-Pac 12 choice by Phil Steele’s College Football. He started all 12 games, six at right guard and six at center, the latter due to injuries, and played the most snaps of all the offensive linemen with 785. He had 653 plus-plays, thus graded out to 83.2 percent for the season, and graded to 80 percent or higher in nine of 12 games, with a high of 88.6 percent against Stanford. He led the team in will-breaker blocks (essentially pancakes-plus) with 49, and tied for the lead in touchdown blocks with seven. He was not called for a penalty and allowed only two-and-a-half quarterback sacks and three pressures. He played another 10 snaps on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams.
2011 (Fr.-RS) - He saw action in seven games (three starts); he emerged as the starting center at the end of spring drills and held it through competition in August camp. He started the first three games before going down with a severe ankle sprain against Colorado State that forced him to miss the next four games. On the year, he was in for 205 snaps from scrimmage, grading out to 76.1 percent, with his best game grade a solid 81.0 percent against California. He had five great effort blocks, allowed one quarterback pressure, three sacks and was called for two penalties. He also had three plays on the Field Goal/PAT unit on special teams. The coaches selected him as the Dan Stavely Award winner following spring practice, the honor going to the top redshirt freshman-to-be.
2010 (Fr.) - Redshirted; he practiced all along the offensive line as a member of the scout team. He earned the Offensive Scout Team Award for the Colorado State game.
HIGH SCHOOL - As a senior, he earned All-State, All-Area (Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley), All-Sierra League and All-Pac 5 Conference honors. He garnered All-Far West honors from both PrepStar and SuperPrep, the latter ranking him as the No. 129 player from the region (California, Hawai'I, Nevada), the 13th offensive lineman on that list. Scout.com listed him as the No. 61 offensive guard in the country. A three-year starter at offensive line and one year starter on the defensive line, he helped Notre Dame to a 28-7 record in his career. His senior year, he helped anchor a line that averaged 198.7 yards rushing and 188.3 yards passing per game on offense, helping Notre Dame (9-3) to the Sierra League championship and second-round appearance in the playoffs under coach Kevin Rooney. On defense, he had 53 tackles, 17 for losses including four sacks, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles. His top game came when the team flew to Dallas to play Klein Oak at the brand new Cowboys Stadium and he had five tackles for loss in a 37-7 win. Against Crespi, Notre Dame won 23-21 on a 53-yard field goal on the last play of the game, and against Birmingham, he had two sacks as Notre Dame turned a 14-10 halftime lead into a 48-10 victory. He was a team captain and member of the team council, leading his group of linemen as a liaison with the coaching staff. As a junior, he earned All-State and All-Sierra League honors helping Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season and final record of 11-1 after winning the Sierra League. That season, Notre Dame averaged 274.5 yards passing and 180.7 yards rushing per game. He saw limited action on the defensive line that season and had 16 tackles and two sacks. He also lettered in track and field (throws); he was the CIF Section champion in the shot put as a junior with a career-best throw of 55-0.
ACADEMICS - He earned his degree Communication, with a Certificate in Digital Media from Colorado in December 2014. He was named to the honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic Team as a redshirt freshman, sophomore and junior. As a senior, CU’s Department of Communication selected him for its Academic Leadership Award (for his dedication to learning and strong positive presence in the classroom). He earned All-Academic team mention for his high school for both football and track & field and was honored by maintaining a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
PERSONAL - He was born March 4, 1992 in Harbor City, Calif. He enjoys fishing, hiking, playing video games, handing out with friends and watching movies and lists the best movie he has seen recently as the Book of Eli. He volunteered about 30 hours of his time to help his school host a Renal Prom for local kidney patients who can’t regularly attend high school. He also volunteered at his high school’s youth sports camps for the last two summers.