Parents are Ray and Manuela...recruited by Tennessee, Kansas, SMU, Purdue, Florida, Wake Forest, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois and Illinois State.
Made all-conference at both offensive and defensive tackles at Bloom High...won honorable mention all-state honors...captain of the football team...lettered four years in football...also a competative power lifter.
1984 | Freshman Year
Broke his foot for the third time early in the season but returned to see lots of action with the varsity, starting with the Colorado State game.
1985 | Sophomore Year
Started at the offensive guard position, but injured his knee in the Boston College game and did not return to the lineup until Temple.
1986 | Junior Year
Second team All-WAC...started every game...played center during the Oregon State game...offensive lineman of the week vs. Washington, Colorado State, Hawai'i and San Diego State...co-lineman of the week vs. Utah.