NEW MEXICO: Fourth-year walk-on who has developed into a fine special teams player and is also a tremendous performer in the weight room...has shown the ability to contribute on defense as well, backing up at the lobo safety position...earned team Beefmaster award for players weighing between 200-224 pounds...led the secondary with top lifts of 390 pounds in the bench and 320 in the incline press during the offseason...also power cleaned 362 and squatted 490...redshirted the 2005 season...Academic All-MWC honoree.
2008 (JUNIOR): Special teams appearances in 3 games...no tackles.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 13 games, exclusively on special teams...4 tackles (3 solo) in kickoff coverage.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Albuquerque St. Pius X HS...first team all-state defensive back and a second team all-state pick at wide receiver as a senior...played defensive end as a junior, earning third team all-state honors...helped St. Pius win three straight district titles...was one of the strongest players on the team each year and set the school bench press record with a lift of 350 pounds...three-year letterman for head coach San Juan Mendoza...also lettered three years for the baseball team, helping the Sartans win the 4A state title as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Born July 18, 1986, in Phoenix, Ariz...age is 22...son of Dan and Jodi...has a sister, Katelyn...major is University Studies.