AT COLORADO: 2006 (Sr.)—He saw action in three games, including two starts in the final pair of games on the season (at right offensive tackle versus Iowa State, at Nebraska). He got in for six plays against Baylor but had 57 against the Cyclones and 54 versus the Huskers for 117 total on the season. He did not allow a sack or get called for a penalty while in from scrimmage. He had missed all of spring practice while completing rehabilitation following knee surgery the previous December; he was cleared for all work in early summer.
2005 (Jr.) —His season was cut short after he suffered ligament damage in a knee in the Nebraska game; he had surgery on December 16 and began rehab shortly thereafter. He started four games, including the first three of the season, and played in five others. He saw action for 305 snaps from scrimmage, grading out to a 2.37 average on a 0-4 point scale, with six knockdown blocks and a touchdown block. He allowed just one sack and was called for a single penalty. He played an addition two snaps on the FG/PAT unit on special teams. He tied for the best bench press on the team (414 pounds) in spring conditioning tests.
2004 (Soph.)—He saw action in three games on offense and in 10 games overall including field goal/PAT unit participation on special teams (he did not play in the Houston Bowl). He was in 21 plays from scrimmage and graded out to 66.7 for the season (14 plus plays).
2003 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in two games on offense at guard. He got in for three snaps at Florida State (allowing a quarterback pressure) and played eight at Iowa State, recording a knockdown block and grading out to 75 percent. He graded out to 63.6 percent for the 11 total snaps (7 plus plays) for the year.
2002 (Fr.)—Redshirted; did not see any game action. He practiced the entire fall on the offensive line, and dressed for 10 games, including the Alamo Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he earned PrepStar and Super Prep All-America honors, as P-Star ranked him as the No. 7 offensive lineman in the Midlands region (and the No. 1 OL from the state of Colorado). Rivals.com pegged him as the No. 34 guard in the country, and Prep Football Report named him to its All-West team (though selecting him as a preseason All-American). Closer to home, he was named first-team All-Colorado and first-team all-state (Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post), making the Post’s exclusive 12-member Blue Chip List. He was voted the 2001 best offensive lineman in the Jeffco League, in which he was a two-time first-team all-conference member of as a junior and senior. As a senior, he graded out to about 88 percent for the year, allowing just one quarterback sack as he registered 50 pancake blocks and was called for just one penalty. He graded out to about 85 percent as a junior, allowing three sacks and getting called for five penalties in posting 35 pancake blocks. He also handled placement kicks on occasion throughout his career. Top games as a senior were against Chatfield and Arvada West, grading out to better than 95 percent in both. Pomona was 6-4 his senior year, 2-8 his junior year and 6-4 his sophomore campaign under coach Gary Klatt. He also lettered three years in track (throws; owns a career-best of 49-9 in the shot put) and once in basketball.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in architecture (planning) at Colorado and is on schedule to graduate in May 2007. Owner of a 3.6 grade point average in high school (4.0 as a senior), he was a consistent member of the honor roll.
PERSONAL—He was born March 19, 1984 in Denver. His hobbies include lifting weights and fly-fishing. Father (Steve) played basketball at Trinity, and an uncle (Steve) played tight end at Wyoming n the 1970’s.