Born in Ft. Jackson, S.C. ... Parents are James and Susan ... Recruited by Air Force, Army, USC, UCLA and Washington ... Served an LDS Church mission to Argentina ... Married the former Monique Evershed in January, 1997 ... they have a son, Porter ... Majoring in Spanish.
Graduated from West Jordan High in 1993 ... Received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award ... Received the City of West Jordan Outstanding Personal Achievement Award in 1990 ... Lettered in football, baseball and wrestling ... Took first-place honors in 1992 at the U.S. Weightlifting Clean and Jerk ... Named all-area, all-region, all-state and honorable mention USA Today All-American ... Coached by Rick Bojak.
1996 | Freshman Year
Saw action against Arkansas State, UNLV, UTEP, and Rice.
1997 | Sophomore Year
1998 | Junior Year
Switched from guard to center during spring drills ... Started at center in all 14 of the Cougars' games ... Named coaches' lineman of the game vs. Hawai'i ... Anchored offensive line that produced 1,882 yards rushing and 3,080 yards passing.
1999 | Senior Year
Team captain...started at center for BYU...second-team All-MWC...was named offensive lineman of the game a team-high five times (Washington, Colorado State, Air Force, San Diego State, Wyoming).