Born in Sacramento, Calif ... Parents are Dennis and Sue ... One of three football-playing brothers ... Enjoys hunting, fishing and camping ... Enjoys listening to southern rock ... Lists Jack Lambert and Andy Katzenmoyer as his favorite athletes, saying "they are great athletes with bad tempers" ... Recruited by Air Force, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington State, Mississippi and Mississippi State.
Two time all-league and all-state as linebacker ... League/State defensive end MVP ... helped team win state championship junior year ... also lettered in baseball ... honor roll student.
Started at linebacker as a freshman at Butte JC.