AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.-RS)— Enters the fall listed second the depth at right offensive tackle. He has bulked up 20 pounds since arriving on the Boulder campus.
2005 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire season as an offensive lineman, mainly at guard and tackle. He was one of five linemen to earn the Scout Team Offense Award for the week leading up to the Oklahoma State game, and earned the honor solo for the Kansas State contest. He was recruited as a defensive lineman, but moved over to offense with CU in need at the position.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, Rivals.com placed him on its Colorado Postseason Top 15 List (as the No. 15 player), as other national recruiters likely missed on him. He was an All-Colorado and first-team all-state (3A) selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post and a Boulder Daily Camera all-region performer. In addition to being a team captain and earning Niwot’s Defensive Lineman of the Year award, he was a first-team all-Tri Valley League and all-area honoree on both the offensive and defensive lines. His junior season he was an honorable mention all-Tri Valley defensive tackle, as well as a second-team all-area selection. He saw time at both tackle spots on offense and defense his senior year, as he posted 84 tackles (41solo), including eight tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and once forced fumble; he also blocked a punt and had one safety. During his junior campaign, also playing on both sides of the ball, he finished with 70 tackles with several for losses. Top games: in a win over Moffat County as a senior, he had 11 tackles (six solo), three for losses, one sack and a blocked punt; in a victory over Sterling the same season, he had 11 stops (seven solo), two tackles for loss and three quarterback pressures. Under coach Ron Tesone, Niwot was 12-1 his senior year, falling in the 3A state semifinals to Rifle, 23-20, and was 5-5 and 7-3 his junior and sophomore seasons, respectively. He also lettered in swimming as a freshman and sophomore in the 100-meter breaststroke (personal best of 1:05) and 200 IM (2:09). He also participated in track (throws) for the first time as a senior.
ACADEMICS—He is undecided on his major at Colorado, but is interested in kinesiology. He was a four-year member of the honor roll in high school, as he owned a 3.6 grade point average.
PERSONAL—Born October 25, 1986 in Boulder, Colo. Hobbies include snowboarding, four-wheeling, working on his jeep, weightlifting and playing both the guitar and piano. A grandfather (Harold Hauck) played basketball at Kansas State and Washburn College.