2005 (Sr.)—He saw extensive action in the Champs Sports Bowl on offense, as with the offensive linemen depleted and down to six healthy bodies (including him), he was spent his time in bowl practices at guard though was still listed as the backup nose tackle. He played in all 12 regular games on defense (no starts), and in 200 plays from scrimmage, he had 12 tackles, including six solo with one quarterback sack (at Iowa State) and a third down stop. In seeing action on defense (13 snaps at tackle) and offense (3 snaps at guard) at Texas on October 15, 2005, he was the first player to see action on both offense and defense for a complete series with no gimmicks or special situation since wide receiver Michael Westbrook played a series at safety against Baylor in 1993. He tied for the fourth best bench press on the team (405 pounds) in spring conditioning tests.
2004 (Jr.)—He returned to defense during August camp to help improve the depth on the line; for a while, he was listed on both sides of the line but settled in quickly only on the defensive side. He played in 12 games including the Houston Bowl (no starts), seeing action for 160 snaps from scrimmage in registering six tackles on the year (five solo), including a quarterback sack and a third down stop. He had two tackles in the win at Kansas, including the sack, and had one tackle in four other games (Colorado State, North Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma); he had no stats in the bowl win over UTEP. Following spring drills, he was listed at both guard and center (second and third, respectively), as he agreed to move to the offensive line from defensive tackle during the off-season.
2003 (Jr.-RS)—Redshirted; he practiced at defensive tackle most of the fall, but occasionally shifted to offense for scout team duty. He was the Scout Team player of the week for four games, all in succession: Florida State (offense), Baylor (defense), Kansas (defense) and Kansas State (defense). He was still attending junior college in the spring and thus did not enroll at CU for spring drills.
JUNIOR COLLEGE—As a sophomore, he earned second-team JUCO All-America honors and unanimous first-team all-Mission Conference honors. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 79 player on its JUCO Top 100 List (the seventh DL), CFN.com ranked him as the No. 43 JUCO (the 11th DL), and JCFootball.com ranking him among eight D-tackles in its Top 101. He earned second-team all-conference honors as a freshman. As a senior, he was second among all Mission Conference defensive linemen with 60 tackles (23 solo, 19 for losses, two sacks). He also forced two fumbles and recovered two. As a freshman, he made 35 tackles (19 solo), with 16 for losses, two sacks and an interception. His top game came his soph year against rival Santa Ana: in a 24-21 win, he had 10 tackles, three hurries and a sack in helping to limit Santa Ana to just 86 yards on 46 rushes. Fullerton CC was 3-7 his sophomore year and 6-5 his freshman season under coach Gene Murphy.
HIGH SCHOOL—He lettered three years in football, a two-way starter every season. He had 65 tackles as a senior playing as a 250-pound defensive tackle, along with four sacks and an interception; he racked up 55 stops with sacks and a pick as a junior defensive end. He had roughly 40 tackles at tackles as a sophomore. On offense, he started at guard for all three seasons and did not allow a quarterback sack. El Dorado was 2-8 his senior year and 6-5 his junior and sophomore seasons under coach Rick Jones. He also lettered twice in track, throwing the shot put and discus.
ACADEMICS—He graduated with bachelor’s degree in journalism (broadcast production) in August 2005. A 3.0 student in junior college, he was a finalist for a student-athlete achievement award for southern California junior colleges.
PERSONAL—Born August 18, 1983 in Compton, Calif. His main hobby is comedy; he’s performed stand-up in several California comedy clubs, and cites comedian Dannon Greene as his mentor. He’s also met legendary comedians and actors Tommy Davidson and Martin Lawrence. He is engaged to Meagan McCarty, as he proposed to her on the stadium floor of Folsom Field after the team busses arrived two hours prior to the Nebraska game, utilizing CU’s BuffVision as an aide in popping the question. Other hobbies include entertainment of all kinds, music, movies and live performances. He also excels at performing “Beat Box,” which he has done for a couple of major Southern California radio stations. His second cousin, Damian Anderson, played tailback at Northwestern (under current CU coach Gary Barnett) and is now with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. (Last name is pronounced “guy-dunn”.)