AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior has started 20 of 24 games up front for Stanford over the last two seasons after beginning his career as a tight end...talented, tough, hardworking player who solidified a starting role in 2007 after making the transition from tight end in spring workouts...ticketed to start at defensive end, where he will team with Thomas Keiser, Ekom Udofia, Sione Fua, Tom McAndrew and Brian Bulcke to give the Cardinal a formidable defensive front...high-effort performer who plays with a great deal of passion...has 82 career tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks.
2008 (SENIOR): Started all 12 games at right defensive end...ranked tied for fourth on the team in both tackles-for-loss (6.0) and sacks (3.0)...finished with 39 total tackles (19 solo stops), two pass breakups and a forced fumble...finished with a season-best six tackles at Arizona State...had five total stops in back-to-back games at Washington and Notre Dame...had a career-high 1.5 sacks against Arizona while also breaking up a pass...also collected 0.5 sacks against San Jose State and 1.0 sack against Washington State.
2007 (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 12 games and started eight games at defensive end in his first year as a defensive player...finished with 37 tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks...registered sacks at Arizona and Oregon State and a career-high-tying 1.5 tackles for loss against UCLA...had a season-best eight tackles against Arizona State.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 games as a backup tight end and special teams player...finished with three receptions for 21 yards...two of those catches came against Oregon State in Game 11...also had six tackles on special teams.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula High School...was one of the most highly-recruited prep players in the nation as a senior...earned Cal-Hi Sports, Parade Magazine, PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America honors a senior...two-time Cal-High Sports all-state selection...earned All-Bay Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Daily Breeze all-area and all-section honors as a junior and senior...was ranked as the seventh-best tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals.com as a senior...ranked as the No. 8 tight end in the nation and 15th-best overall recruit in California by Scout.com...ranked as a "Super Recruit" by CollegeSports.com...finished his senior season with 130 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 20 tackles-for-loss and four interceptions...also contributed 550 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a tight end...three-year varsity totals included 350 total tackles, 19.0 sacks, 42.0 tackles-for-loss and five interceptions to go along with 950 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as a tight end...also added four defensive touchdowns...helped his team to the Bay Division title and CIF Southern Section Division III semifinals as a senior as PV Peninsula finished with an 11-1-1 record...played in the 2005 CaliFlorida Bowl...also played basketball for two seasons and participated in track and field for one season...Associated Press Scholar, California Scholarship Federation and Principal's Honor Roll member...majoring in public policy.