Born 10/19/74 in Wise County, Va,...parents are Willie and Pauline...father played basketball for Clinch Valley St. and Alice Lloyd College...likes to play pool and cards...served an LDS Church mission to Caracas, Venezuela...married Jessica Ripple in July, 1997...recruited by Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Virginia Military Institute...majoring in Zoology.
A member of National Honor Society at Abingdon High...recipient of the school's DAB Citizenship Award...earned two letters in football and four in both basketball and track...first team all-district and second team all-region in football...named first team all-region and honorable mention All-American in basketball...coached by Randy Flinchum.
Participated in spring drills...had two kickoff returns for 35 yards in spring game...redshirted during the varsity season.
Joined teammate John Moala as a walk-on to BYU's basketball team in mid-January...had his knee scoped during two-a-days...saw playing time against Hawai`i.
Scored a TD during the Spring Game.