AT COLORADO: 2006 (Sr.)—He played in all 12 games, including a pair of starts (Baylor, Kansas), as he saw extensive action at wide receiver for the first time in his career in addition to serving his third season as CU’s holder (of which he has drew accolades from coaches and scouts alike for his pinpoint technique with the specialty). He caught three passes for 29 yards, one each against Nebraska (15 yards), Colorado State (9) and Arizona State (5). He became the first player to serve as holder for as many as three seasons in 20 years, when All-America punter Barry Helton handled the chore between 1985-87. At the postseason awards banquet, his teammates honored him with The Regiment Award, presented annually to the player who makes the greatest contribution with the least recognition.
2005 (Jr.)—He played in all 13 games on special teams, including the Champs Sports Bowl, and appeared in four games on offense. As the first-team holder, he played all 61 snaps on the FG/PAT unit. Against Kansas, he sprang from his usual position and raced 21 yards for a near touchdown, setting up a touchdown on the next play that put the Buffs safely ahead by 17 points midway in the third quarter en route to a 44-13 win. He was one of just nine players to earn prestigious CU Victory Club honors as selected by the coaching staff, and was the Scout Team Offense Award on two occasions, for the Colorado State and the first Texas games.
2004 (Soph.)— He played in all 13 games, including the Houston Bowl, on special teams and in one on offense, as he was the first-team holder the entire season. In playing 53 snaps on the FG/PAT team and earning his first letter, he corralled a wayward snap several times and got it in place for Mason Crosby to boot through (he was the holder for the nation’s longest field goal, 60 yards, by Crosby versus Iowa State). He also saw action on other special team units, and posted three knockdown blocks on return duty. He was one of only 10 players to earn his way on CU’s prestigious Victory Club, as he had a winning production grade in at least eight games on the year. He had an active spring and hauled down five passes for 73 yards in the three main scrimmages.
2003 (Fr.-RS)—He did not see any action, but dressed for eight games. He was the backup holder for a couple of games due to injuries.
2002 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced at receiver most of the fall after joining the squad as a walk-on after the first day of classes.
HIGH SCHOOL—He lettered two times in football at De La Salle, as he was named the team’s Most Inspirational Player his senior season. He finished the year with 10 catches for 93 yards, while he also rushed four times for 21 yards and one touchdown and completed 2-of-3 passes for 10 yards. In his junior year, he had two receptions for 21 yards, ran once for nine yards and gained three yards on 1-for-2 passing. De La Salle, which set the nation’s longest winning streak at 151 games between 1992 and 2004, was 25-0 during his career under coach Bob Ladoceur. De La Salle won the 2001 and 2002 national championships, claiming the state and league (NCS) titles both years along the way. He lists his top high school moment as beating No. 2 ranked Long Beach Poly for the national title in 2002.
ACADEMICS—He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication in December 2006. During high school, he was a NCS League Scholar Athlete during both his junior and senior years.
PERSONAL—He was born March 26, 1984 in Walnut Creek, Calif. An older brother (Jeff) played golf for Fresno State, and his father played baseball at Santa Clara.