Born in Provo...parents are David and Sally...recruited by Colorado, Dartmouth, UCLA, Washington, Utah and Utah St.,...served an LDS Church mission to the Netherlands...is an Eagle Scout...father used to serve on Cougar Club Board of Directors...wife's name is Natalie...the couple has one daughter, Jordan...majoring in business.
Prepped at Orem High, where he lettered three times in football and basketball, four times in baseball and twice in track...had a 3.8 GPA...all-state and all-region two years in football...all-region in baseball...Arthur V. Watkins Male Athlete of the Year...played with the 3A-4A all-star team in Australia at the Down Under Bowl...team captain...Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award...had 26 stolen bases in baseball as a senior...coached by Paul Clark (BYU).
Year UT AT TFL FR FC PI PD BK Hur Sck Totl 1996 5 3 - - - - - - - - 13.0 1997 19 22 - - - 2 6 - 1 - 89.0 1998 16 2 2 1 - - 4 - 1 - 54.0 Total 40 27 2 1 0 2 10 - 2 - 156.0
Played against Hawai`i, UTEP, and UNLV.
Academic All-WAC...Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete...started against Utah St., Hawai`i, TCU, UTEP, Tulsa, New Mexico and Utah...was coaches' defensive back of the week against TCU...had five tackles and three pass deflections vs. TCU...had two pass interceptions, an unassisted tackle, four assisted tackles and a pass deflection vs. Utah.
Recorded three unassisted tackles at Alabama ... Recovered a fumble in the third quarter of the Arizona State game, setting up a Pochman field goal to give the Cougars a 26-0 lead ... Had a season-high 15 defensive points vs. Murray State, including four solo tackles, one tackle-for-loss and two pass deflections ... Had four unassisted tackles and one tackle-for-loss at Hawaii.
Participated in spring drills...started the first four games of the season, and played in seven games for BYU before breaking his shoulder in the first quarter against UNLV...returned to the lineup for the Motor City Bowl...opened the year with a season-high eight tackles against Washington...totaled 25 tackles on the year, including 14 solo takedowns.
Switched from quarterback to defensive back in spring drills...redshirted