Born in Harbor City, Calif...parents are John and Jeanetta...majoring in sociology...started playing football after an elementary school teacher introduced him to Pop Warner football...recruited by Washington State, Cal, Arizona, Oregon State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, TCU, New Mexico and USC.
A three-year letterman at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, Calif....led team to a C.I.F. Championship in 1995...LA Times All-Central City first-team selection... selected for the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame Award...earned two letters in basketball, one in soccer and four in track & field...C.I.F. champion in the 110-meter hurdles (14.47) and in the intermediate hurdles (40.00).
Started all games as a senior. Had career-high 161 yards against Virginia, including a 70-yard reception.
A two year letterman at Long Beach City College...named first team All-American and first team all-conference as a receiver ...selected second-team all-conference as a punt returner...broke single-season school record for receptions (59) and total yards (1,147)...holds single-game records in total yardage (215) and touchdowns (four)...holds the LBCC career record with 1,330 yards.
Participated in spring drills...carried the ball twice for 10 yards, averaging 5.0 yards per carry...ranked third on the spring roster with 113 yards receiving...made eight receptions, averaging 14.1 yards per catch...had two receptions for 42 yards in the Blue/White game...played in 11 games...had 29 catches for 478 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season...named coaches' receiver of the game against UNLV when he had two catches for 30 yards...caught three passes for a season high 96 yards and scored two touchdowns against California...had five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown versus Washington...had three receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown against Utah State...played in Motor City Bowl against Marshall...had three receptions for 24 yards in bowl game.
Participated in spring drills...led the White team with 115 yards receiving on 4 catches...scored two touchdowns including a 52 yard pass from quarterback Bret Engemann in leading the White team to a 27-21 victory in the Blue/White spring game...caught 38 passes for 691 yards and a team-high five touchdown receptions...averaged 18.2 yards a catch and 57.6 yards a game...coaches receiver of the game against Virginia, Utah State, Colorado State and Utah...had six catches for a career-high 161 yards against Virginia, including a career-long 70-yard reception...had seven receptions for 105 yards against Utah State...had two touchdown receptions versus both Syracuse and Mississippi State...had four catches for 117 yards in the season finale against Utah, including two spectacular catches that helped BYU eventually score the game-winning touchdown.