Born in Boulder...parents are Kerstin Lieff and Greg Edwards...first name is pronounced A-lawn...likes snowboarding...recruited by Colorado, Washington, UCLA, USC, Arizona St., Arizona, Kansas St., Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma St.
Lettered three times in football and track at Boulder High...two-time all-league and all-county...all-state...Blue Chip All-American ...Blue Chip lists by both the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post...one of 16 defensive backs selected to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 squad...selected as the number one player in the midwest among defensive backs...selected three times as the Dr. Pepper Player of the Week...as a senior he had 60 tackles (45 solo), with 21 pass deflections and two interceptions...played halfback on offense and rushed 74 times for 604 yards and six TDs, catching 16 passes for 340 yards and five TDs... returned two kicks for scores (one punt, one kickoff)...in the second half against Cherry Creek he rushed 17 times for 146 yards and three TDs...won the U.S. military academic excellence award...team was state champions in 1992 and won consecutive Centennial League titles...ran a 21.5 in the 200 meters and 49 flat in the 400...coached by Dave Ramsey (Wisconsin).
Attended the University of Colorado before transferring to BYU...was selected four times as special teams player of the week...scout team player of the week as well
1999 | Sophomore Year
Participated in spring drills played in all 11 regular-season games as a sophomore, starting seven games at safety recorded 43 tackles on the season, including 13 assisted and 30 unassisted tackles broke up one play in pass defense.
2000 | Junior Year
Participated in spring drills...played in eight games for the Cougars...recorded 23 tackles, including 13 unassisted...had season-high seven tackles against Utah.