Born in Ft. Jackson, S.C. ... Parents are James and Susan ... Recruited by Air Force, Army, USC, UCLA and Washington ... Served an LDS Church mission to Argentina ... Married the former Monique Evershed in January, 1997 ... they have a son, Porter ... Majoring in Spanish.
Graduated from West Jordan High in 1993 ... Received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award ... Received the City of West Jordan Outstanding Personal Achievement Award in 1990 ... Lettered in football, baseball and wrestling ... Took first-place honors in 1992 at the U.S. Weightlifting Clean and Jerk ... Named all-area, all-region, all-state and honorable mention USA Today All-American ... Coached by Rick Bojak.
Saw action against Arkansas State, UNLV, UTEP, and Rice.
Team captain...started at center for BYU...second-team All-MWC...was named offensive lineman of the game a team-high five times (Washington, Colorado State, Air Force, San Diego State, Wyoming).