AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-Enters the fall listed second at center, but could also very well line up at guard. In spring conditioning tests, he tied for the sixth-best hang clean (402 lbs.) and had the second best vertical jump of all the linemen (30 inches).
2009 (Soph.)-He played in seven games, including four starts (the first three games of the year at center and the finale versus Nebraska at left guard). He was in for 315 snaps from scrimmage, recording 11 finishing/knockdown blocks and one touchdown block. He graded out at 80 percent or better in four games with a top grade of 88 percent at Iowa State. One of the recipients of the team's Gold Group Commitment Award as selected by the coaches, as the honor recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.
He moved to center from guard in the spring and responded well, as he entered the fall atop the depth chart at the position. The coaches selected him as the recipient of the Joe Romig Award as the most improved offensive lineman during the spring.
2008 (Fr.-RS)-He entered the fall listed third at right guard but in the hunt for playing time when he was injured in the first practice of camp, suffering a torn ACL in non-contact work and thus missed the entire season. He had added 20 pounds to his frame since his arrival as a freshman on campus.
2007 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced on the offensive line the entire fall.
HIGH SCHOOL-A three-year letterman, he was a team captain and the MVP of the offensive line as a senior. He was named second-team All-State, played in the All-State and All-Area games and won the team Coaches Award for the offense. Alternating between offensive guard and tackle, he had 72 pancake blocks on the season, allowed no sacks and graded out to 89 percent for the year. He also helped block for the area's leading rusher who accumulated 1,600 yards on the ground. He also played defensive end and tackle, registering 40 tackles, two quarterback sacks, a fumble recovery and five pressures. As a junior, he won the Coaches Award the Up and Coming Player honor on offense. He was also a member of the All-Area team as he allowed no sacks. He played just one game at defensive tackle, making three tackles. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 14 games and given the Offensive Line Up and Coming Award. His top game as a senior came in a 17-13 win against Booker, as he allowed no sacks going up against Florida Gator recruit John Jones; he also registered six tackles, one for a loss and two quarterback pressures on defense. In a 9-6 victory over Booker in his junior year he had six pancake blocks and sprung the lead block for the bootleg and game-winning touchdown pass with eight seconds left. As a sophomore, he had six pancake blocks and graded out to 87 percent in a 28-0 win over cross-town rival Sarasota in the state regional finals. Under coach John Sprague, Riverview went 24-13 in his three seasons, including a 13-3 mark when they advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs. He also lettered four times in weightlifting, finishing second in the county two years in a row. He lettered four times in track (throws), as in the discus, he qualified for regionals as a sophomore and junior and for the state meet as a senior, and in the shot put, he made it to the regionals as a freshman and then to the state meet his sophomore through senior seasons; he was the Florida state runner-up in 2006 with a throw of 55-9. He was a member of the district champion track and field team his sophomore and senior years and the county champion weightlifting team his senior season.
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business (Finance) at Colorado. He owned a 3.9 grade point average in high school, and was on the honor roll his freshman through senior years and was a four-time Academic Scholar-Athlete. He was also named to the National Honor Roll and was a student escort for professionals at Riverview's Career Days.
PERSONAL-Born October 14, 1988 in Sarasota, Fla. His hobbies include watching adventure and comedy movies, fishing, hanging out at the beach and playing baseball. His parents are loan officers and own their own company called Iltis Lending Group, and after graduation, he would like to work for them and possibly open a branch of his own. He has visited Colorado several times as a youth and has skied here often.