AT COLORADO: 2009 (Sr.)—He saw action in four games on defense, including one start (at Toledo), and in 10 games total including special teams (he missed two games due to a mild injury, Missouri and Texas A&M). He was in on nine tackles (three solo) in 34 snaps on defense, with a season-high four against Toledo (one solo). He snared a kickoff as an up-man on the unit and returned it for five yards against Colorado State. He had four knockdown blocks on special teams duty.
2008 (Jr.)—He saw action in nine games on defense, including all eight Big 12 Conference encounters. He was on the field for 114 snaps from scrimmage, racking up 13 tackles (eight solo), with two quarterback chasedowns (near-sacks), a third down stop, one tackle for zero gain and a pass broken up. He had career bests of three tackles against Kansas (all solo) and Nebraska (one solo), with two in two other games. He also had a solo tackle and a knockdown block on special teams duty. The coaches honored him with the Gold Group Commitment Award, given to those players committed to all-around excellence. He tied for the team lead in tackles with 21 in the three main spring scrimmages, including three for losses, three third down stops and one quarterback sack. He bulked up some 20 pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons.
2007 (Soph.)—He did not see any action, though he dressed for nine of the first 10 games of the season until a broken thumb suffered Nov. 5 in practice sidelined him the remainder of the year. He moved to outside linebacker from the inside and had a solid spring, as he’ll enter the fall listed second on the depth chart.
2006 (Fr.-RS)—He did not see any action, though he dressed for nine games, including making the travel squads for the Missouri and Nebraska trips. He bulked up by 10 pounds in the off-season prior to spring practice.
2005 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced all fall at inside linebacker. He joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior inside linebacker, he earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors in being named Durango’s most valuable player. He was in on 165 total tackles (90 unassisted, with 20 for losses including five quarterback sacks) to go with four fumble recoveries (two for touchdowns), three forced fumbles, 10 passes broken up and two interceptions. He was the starting wingback on offense, hauling in 35 receptions, seven for touchdowns. As a junior, he was a second-team all-conference performer when he tallied 115 tackles and had an interception. Durango was 6-4 his senior year, 6-3 his junior year, 5-5 his sophomore season and 7-4 his freshman campaign under coach Shane Voss, as he earned four letters. He also lettered three times in baseball, earning first-team all-conference honors as a senior (his summer team were the state champions in 2003).
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in Integrated Physiology at Colorado. He was a first-team Academic All-State selection as a senior, after attaining second-team honors as a junior.
PERSONAL—He was born in May 20, 1987 in Durango, Colo. His hobbies include skiing, snowmobiling and bodysurfing.
|2008||9||114||8||5||13||0- 0||0- 0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|2009||4||34||3||6||9||0- 0||0- 0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Totals||13||148||11||11||22||0- 0||0- 0||2||0||0||0||1||0|
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Kickoff Returns: 1-5, 5.0 avg. (2009). Special Team Tackles: 1,0—1 (2008).