At Stanford: A starter at defensive end last season, Amon was moved inside to defensive tackle during the spring ... His combination of size, speed, quickness and athleticism gives him the potential to become on a dominant player for the Cardinal in 2003 ... Has the ability to put pressure on the quarterback, get in the opponent's backfield and make plays ... Has five sacks and 12 tackles for loss in his career, the most of any defensive lineman on the team ... Amon has the ability and potential to become one of the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10 this season.
The 2002 Season: In his first season as a starter, Amon led the team in quarterback sacks with four (-65 yards) and fumble recoveries with two and was second on the team in tackles for loss with seven (-73 yards) ... He also accounted for 22 total tackles to go along with one forced fumble ... He started seven games at defensive end and played in all 11 ... Had a very productive game against USC when he had two tackles, two tackles for loss for -28 yards, one quarterback sack for -26 yards, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Had five tackles and one tackle for loss at Oregon ... In the Big Game with Cal, he recorded three total tackles, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble ... Had two tackles, one quarterback sack and one tackle for loss in back-to-back games against Arizona and UCLA.
The 2001 Season: In his second season on The Farm, Amon gave notice that he is one of the top young players in the Pac-10 ... He played inside linebacker, defensive end and special teams ... Had 15 total tackles, five tackles-for-loss, one quarterback sack, one blocked kick and one pass deflection ... Forced to play some defensive end due to injuries on the defensive line ... Made some big plays for the Cardinal ... Blocked a punt at No. 5 Oregon in the fourth quarter which led to a Stanford touchdown and helped the Cardinal to a come-from-behind win ... Had four tackles vs. Arizona and San Jose State ... Credited with a forced fumble against the Spartans, which led to Stanford's first touchdown of the game.
The 2000 Season: Received a medical redshirt ... Sat out the majority of the season with a shoulder injury ... Appeared in two games early in the season - vs. San Jose State and vs. Texas ... Recorded one tackle against Texas.
In High School: Consensus Prep All-American running back/linebacker out of Mira Mesa High School ... Several publications listed Amon among the top 100 recruits in the nation ... Was ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 22 recruit in the country ... Tom Lemming ranked Amon among its top 25 players in the nation ... As a running back, gained 1,353 yards and scored 19 TDs as a senior ... Defensively, had 107 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, four blocked PATs, and two interceptions ... Ranked by PrepStar as the #3 linebacker in the nation and #6 recruit in the West ... As a senior, was named First-Team All-State, All-CIF and the League Offensive MVP ... Along with Cardinal teammate Teyo Johnson, transferred to Mira Mesa High School in San Diego after playing at Mariner High School in Washington during his sophomore and junior seasons ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame award winner, member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholarship award nominee.
Personal Information: Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity major.