|City/State:||Highlands Ranch, Colo.|
|High School:||Highlands Ranch|
AT COLORADO: 2009 (Sr.)—He saw action in all 12 games on special teams, one of the anchors of the FG/PAT unit; he played all 50 snaps on the squad. He had a pretty solid spring, catching five passes for 82 yards in the three main spring scrimmages.
2008 (Jr.)—He saw action in 11 games (all but Missouri), as he worked his way on to the field goal/PAT unit on special teams. He played all 48 snaps on the unit that originated with placement kicks; the lone other was a 2-point conversion play. He thus lettered since he played wire-to-wire on the same special teams unit. He entered his junior year 45 pounds heavier (at 250) than when he reported to campus.
2007 (Soph.)—He did not see any action, but dressed for 10 games including the Independence Bowl. He completed rehabilitation following knee surgery in the winter and was full-go for spring drills.
2006 (Fr.-RS)—Entered the fall listed as a reserve tight end and was having a nice camp until going down in the second scrimmage with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had surgery on the knee Sept. 1 and missed the entire season. He had bulked up 25 pounds from a weight of 195 as a true freshman.
2005 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced all fall at tight end. He joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.
HIGH SCHOOL—A two-way starter as a senior at tight end and defensive end, he earned second-team all-league honors on defense as well as at punter. On defense, he tallied 70 total tackles, seven quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three passes broken up. He punted for a healthy 43.2 yard average with a long of 56 yards, while offensively, he had 20 receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. Highlands Ranch was 4-6 his senior season and 3-7 his junior year under coach Chuck Puga. He also lettered twice in basketball (center) and twice in track (hurdles/sprints). He was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team that placed second in the 5A state championships, and was eighth in the 110-meter hurdles in earning honorable mention all-state honors.
ACADEMICS—He majored in Economics at Colorado, graduating in December 2009. He earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 both as senior and junior (he owned a 3.43 grade point average). He earned honorable mention academic all-league honors as a senior in high school.
PERSONAL—He was born October 15, 1986 in Greenville, S.C. He chose to attend Colorado over schools like Penn, Harvard, Princeton and Yale. He used to race Motocross.