At Stanford: Coming off a 2002 season which saw him move into the starting lineup for the first time in his career ... Redshirted the '99 season, then played on special teams and as a backup before earning the start at middle linebacker in 2002 ... Two-year letter-winner ... Fifth-year senior who will be looked upon to provide leadership for the Cardinal defense in 2003.
The 2002 Season: Started the first nine games of the season at middle linebacker ... Finished the year third on the team with 52 total tackles ... Also had one tackle for loss and one quarterback sack ... Season and career high 12 tackles UCLA ... Had nine solo stops vs. the Bruins ... Recorded nine tackles vs. Washington State and Boston College in his first career start ... Against Arizona State, he accounted for four total tackles, one tackle for loss and one quarterback sack.
The 2001 Season: Received his first varsity letter as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player ... Credited with six total tackles ... Slowed throughout the season due to a knee injury.
The 2000 Season: Received limited playing time as a reserve inside linebacker and special teams player ... Limited throughout the season due to injuries ... Only appearance came against USC.
The 1999 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman.
In High School: Talented athlete who played quarterback, tight end and inside linebacker for East Lake High School in Florida ... Max Emfinger named him a "Bluechips" recruit as a tight end while SuperPrep selected him to the All-Dixie Regional team as a linebacker ... A Prep All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine ... The Tampa Tribune named him one of the top 25 recruits in Florida and among the top 100 in the nation ... All-Southeast Region Team by Gridiron Greats Magazine ... Pinellas County Academic All-Star Player of the Year ... Recorded 120 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a senior ... Named Third-Team All-State and First-Team All-Florida Suncoast, All-County and All-Conference ... One of Southeast Sports' Top 100 recruits in the state of Florida ... First-Team All-Conference as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Geology and Environmental Sciences major ... His father, Sam, was a college football coach for 15 years with stops at Miami (Ohio), Ohio, Ohio State and Connecticut.