AT COLORADO: 2010 (Sr.)-He played in all 12 games on special teams (none on offense). He tied for sixth in special team points with 13, largely on the strength of 10 knockdown/spring blocks, second most on the team. He also added a solo tackle, a wedge break, and a first downfield credit that altered a return. He had entered the fall listed fourth at tailback after a fairly productive spring, rushing 28 times for 84 yards in the three main scrimmages with a team-best four touchdowns; he also caught four passes for 26 yards. He was the Iron Buffalo Award winner among the team's running backs for hard work, dedication, toughness and total poundage lifted in the weight room. Fairly quick on his feet (4.5 speed in the 40), his 667-pound squat tied for fourth best on the team and his 323-pound power clean was tops among all the running backs.
2009 (Jr.)-He played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams, though did start one game (Iowa State) at tailback. He did not have any offensive statistics, but did finish fourth in special team points with 17 on the strength of six tackles (three solo, three inside-the-20), four knockdown blocks on returns and four forced fair catches. He was listed at both tailback and wide receiver all season, practicing at both positions.
2008 (Soph.)-He saw action in all 12 games on special teams and in a couple on offense, though he had no offensive stats. He earned four special team points on the strength of two tackles, one solo, and both coming inside-the-20. He had a most productive spring, as following the first scrimmage (April 5), it was announced to the team that he would be placed on scholarship beginning in the fall as a reward for all his hard work. He rushed for 108 yards and caught two passes in the three main spring scrimmages.
2007 (Fr.-RS)-He worked his way as a regular on to special team coverage units by the season's end, and in the regular season finale against Nebraska, he tied the school record for the most special teams tackles in a game with five (three solo). The coaches named him the Scout Team Offense Player of the Week for the Baylor game, which would wind up being the first game he saw action in (on special teams). He played in seven games on the year, including the Independence Bowl. He finished sixth on the team in special team points with 11, all coming on the strength of 10 tackles (six solo, one inside-the-20).
2006 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills and practiced the entire year at tailback.
HIGH SCHOOL-A three-year letterman in football, he was named to the All-Colorado team at running back as a senior, when he was the state's leading rusher with 215 carries for 2,786 yards and 32 touchdowns. As a junior, he also led the state in rushing with 200 carries for 2,586 yards and 30 touchdowns, garnering second-team all-state accolades. He rushed for 800 yards as a sophomore, receiving all-conference honors on offense, and had two interceptions as a defensive back, the only year he played defense as a prep. His most memorable accomplishments were being the state's leading rusher in back-to-back seasons, finishing as the all-time leading rusher in Rangeview High School history and rushing for over 200 yards in 13 career games. Top games his senior year included a 321-yard effort in a win against Lewis Palmer and a 306-yard performance against Coronado; he scored five touchdowns in both contests. His long play was a 98-yard run as a senior against Highlands Ranch. Rangeview was 4-6 his senior year, 6-4 his junior season and 5-5 his sophomore campaign under coach Dave Gonzales. He also lettered three times each in basketball (small forward) and track (sprinter).
ACADEMICS-He was born July 27, 1988 in Aurora, Colo. His hobbies include music and hanging out with his friends. A cousin, DJ Paul, is a member of the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia. After college he would like to become a police officer.
PERSONAL-He was born July 27, 1988 in Aurora, Colo. His hobbies include music and hanging out with his friends. A cousin, DJ Paul, is a member of the hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia. After college he would like to become a police officer.
Special Team Tackles: 6,4-10 (2007); 1,1-2 (2008); 3,3-6 (2009); 1,0--1 (2010).