Born 5/11/75 in Glendale, Ariz.,...parents are Jim and Pat...likes hiking, mountain biking and the outdoors...recruited by Northern Arizona, Wisconsin, Oregon St., and Utah St.,...majoring in recreation management and leisure services.
At Moon Valley High in Glendale, he lettered three times in football and basketball...all-state as a senior...was all- conference as a junior and senior...in basketball he was all-conference and honorable mention all-state...coached by Mel Harms.
Fifth nationally in scoring as a sophomore in 1995 for Glendale Community College...kicked game-winning field goal against Ricks College in 1995.
1997 | Junior Year
Participated in spring drills...WAC Special Teams Player of the Week (Washington)...named coaches' special teams player of the game vs. Washington...averaged 47.1 yards in eight punts vs. Washington and had punts of 65, 52, and 52 in that game...averaged 44.8 yards in four punts vs. Hawai`i, with a long punt of 54...punted eight times averaging 43.6 yds, with a long of 52, at UTEP.
1998 | Senior Year
Named coaches' outstanding special teams player for game at Alabama...punted 65 times for 2,622 yards, an average of 40.3 yards per kick...totaled 180 yards in four punts against Alabama for an average of 45 yards...punted 10 times against Washington for an average of 40.5 yards with a long of 59...booted a 68-yarder against Murray State...nailed a career-high 74-yard punt at home vs. UNLV and averaged 44 yards per punt on the the day.