AT STANFORD: Veteran player who is penciled in to start at the nose tackle position...explosive, versatile player who can also play tackle...has excellent size, speed and quickness...has played in 37 career games and has made 18 starts...played in all 12 games as a freshman in 2006 but sat out the 2007 campaign while attending a church mission.
2009 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...started the last 11 games of the season at defensive tackle and finished with 24 tackles, including 3.0 for loss...credited with 1.5 sacks for a loss of 15 yards...solo sack came at Wake Forest...slotted into a starting role when Matt Masifilo went down with an injury in the second game of the season at Wake Forest....had a season-high five tackles against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Returned to full-time duty after sitting out the 2007 season and was a steady contributor on Stanford's defensive line...played in all 12 games and made seven starts...made his first career start at TCU and started seven of Stanford's final 10 contests...made four starts at defensive tackle and three at nose guard...finished with 17 total tackles, including 11 solo efforts...ranked tied for fourth on the Cardinal defense in both tackles-for-loss (6.0) and sacks (3.0)...recorded his first career sack in the season opener against Oregon State...also had sacks at UCLA and California...had a career-high six tackles (two solos) at Oregon, including one tackle-for-loss...returned to campus in the spring quarter and participated in the final six spring workouts.
2007: Missed season while attending a church mission.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games and finished with 16 tackles, including seven solo stops...also had one tackle for loss (-4 yards).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Crespi High School in Encino, Calif...was one of the state's most highly sought defensive linemen coming out of high school in 2006...earned PrepStar All-America honors...was ranked as the sixth-best defensive lineman in the West by PrepStar and No. 17 nationally by Scout.com...was also ranked as the 40th-best recruit in the state by Scout.com while SuperPrep listed him as the 35th-best recruit in the California/Hawaii/Nevada region...had over 60 tackles and eight sacks as a senior...helped Crespi to its second straight CIF Southern Section Division X title...all-state, all-CIF Southern Section, all-area and all-league selection as a junior...majoring in science, technology and society.
Career Highs Tackles: 6.0 at Oregon, Nov. 8, 2008 Tackles for Loss: 1.0, 10 times; last at California, Nov. 22, 2008 Sacks: 1.0, four times; last at Wake Forest, Sept. 12, 2009 Interceptions: None