Born 1/18/71 in Salt Lake City...parents are Daniel and Diane...Eagle Scout...served a mission in Baguio, Philippines...married Rebekah Higginson in June 1993...recruited by Idaho State, Idaho, Wyoming and Boise State...majoring in conservation biology.
Graduated from Centennial High with a 3.89 GPA...all-state offensive lineman...team won the state championship in football and wrestling...heavyweight state champ...Bobby Dodd Award as lineman of the year...also lettered in track...coached by Greg Drake.
Played special teams and traveled with the varsity.
Started and played impressively in nine games after an injury to Eli Herring...made a block that opened the way for Kalin Hall's 67-yard touchdown run vs. San Diego State.
Was Academic All-WAC...had a broken thumb in two-a-days and played the first part of the season with a cast...started all 12 games at right guard...selected by the coaching staff as offensive lineman of the game against Colorado State.
Competed at the WAC Indoor Track Championships in the 35-pound weight, but did not place...had a season best toss of 54-4.