Born 8/5/73 in Phoenix, Arizona...parents are Dennis and Nan...married Dawn Tabla in November, 196 during the Thanksgiving break...she was an All-American hammer thrower at BYU and participated in the Summer Olympics in the hammer which was a developmental event...served an LDS Church mission to Brisbane, Australia...graduated from Round Valley High...received the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award for Arizona...played in the Down Under Bowl in Australia as a prepster...majored in exercise physiology/medicine.
1991 | Redshirt Year
1995 | Freshman Year
41-yard run and a 13-yard catch against Hawai'i.
1996 | Sophomore Year
The leading returning receiver from the 1996 season with 30 catches for 464 yards and three TDs...also rushed for 249 yards and had one TD on the ground...Honorable Mention All-America, Successful Farming Magazine...GTE Academic All-District VII (CoSida)...Academic All-WAC...chosen along with Steve Sarkisian as a weekly winner for the national AT&T Long Distance pass play for 87-yard touchdown reception vs. Rice...had 31 yards rushing and 105 yards receiving against Rice...scored critical two-point conversion vs. Texas A&M...had 88 yards rushing vs. Arkansas State...had three catches for 53 yards vs. SMU...did not play vs. UNLV (injury)...had five catches for 76 yards at Tulsa...scored a TD receiving and another rushing at TCU...had a TD catch at Hawai'i...had seven catches for 69 yards to lead the team against Wyoming in the WAC Championship...named coaches' running back of the game for ASU, SMU and Rice.
1997 | Junior Year
Missed spring practices due to surgery...All-America, Successful Farming Magazine, selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game...WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Utah State), All-WAC, Football News, Second Team All-WAC, coaches' and also by the Houston Chronicle (coordinators)...Academic All-WAC...Co-captain...selected by the coaches as the outstanding offensive back for the season...had four catches for 76 yards vs. Washington...threw a crushing block to open a hole for Brian McKenzie's winning TD in overtime at SMU...chosen coaches' receiver of the game at SMU...started at fullback and had eight catches for 111 yards, including a 65-yard catch and an 18-yard TD vs. Utah State...ran for 34 yards vs. USU...chosen WAC Mountain Division Offensive Player of the Week and coaches' receiver of the game for game vs. USU...36-yard run vs. TCU...had a 55-yard catch in opening play of game at UTEP...coaches' receiver of the week vs. Tulsa as a tight end when he had two catches for 28 yards...nominee for GTE/CoSida Academic All-District and National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete...ranked as high as fourth in the nation among tight ends for his catches and receiving yards.
1998 | Senior Year
Drafted in the sixth round by the New York Jets.