Parents are Gary and Louise ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission to Romania, Bucharest ... recruited by Utah St., Utah, Michigan, California, Washington, Arizona, Stanford, Ohio St., Oklahoma, Penn St. and Colorado... married Sallie Goble in October 2000 ... the couple has two daughters, Maggie (2), who was born the night before BYU's homecoming game versus Air Force in 2001 and Navy, who was born on July 4, 2003.
In 2002: Named by Phil Steele as a preseason second-team All-MWC selection. Moved from defensive end to offensive tackle after teammate Ben Archibald was lost for the season.
In 2001: Earned letterman honors as a sophomore... competed in six regular-season games... credited with four tackles on the season, including two solo takedowns.
In 2000: Squadman... converted from tight end to defensive line.
In 1997: Redshirted
Lettered three years in football, basketball and track at Logan High School ... named 1997 Parade Magazine All-American, SuperPrep All-American, Prep Magazine All-American Blue Chip recruit ... Pre-Season All-American and No. 1 rated tight end in the nation in 1996 ... all-state tight end in 1995 and 1996 ... all-valley MVP Football 1996 ... 27 receptions for 440 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... selected as one of 70 players to participate in the All-American Bowl East vs. West all-star game ... National Football Foundation (Utah Chapter) Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... coached by Perry Christensen (Utah State).
1997 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted as a true freshman.
2000 | Freshman Year
Converted from tight end to defensive line ... contributed as a member of the scout team.
2001 | Sophomore Year
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... competed in six regular-season games ... credited with four tackles on the season, including two solo takedowns.
2002 | Junior Year
Named by Phil Steele as a preseason second-team All-MWC selection ... a Mountain West Conference All-Academic selection ... moved from defensive end to offensive tackle after teammate Ben Archibald suffered a season-ending injury ... earned letterman honors as a junior ... saw action in all 12 games during the season.
2003 | Senior Year
Earned 2003 Academic All-MWC honors ... earned his second start of the season at tackle against the highly-touted USC defense ... provided pass protection for the BYU offense which racked up a game-high 359 total net yards, including 313 yards passing ... started at right tackle in the Cougars' 24-13 season-opening victory over Georgia Tech ... participated in spring drills ... is listed as the starting right tackle entering fall camp.