Parents are Michael and Kathleen Sumko... one of six children... served an LDS Church mission in San Juan, Puerto Rico... an Eagle Scout.
In 2001: Played in 12 regular-season games as a junior... recorded eight tackles on the season, including five unassisted takedowns... recorded his first-career interception (at San Diego State), adding a 30-yard return... also credited with a pass deflection against the Aztecs.
Graduated as the valedictorian at Box Elder High School in 1996... a two-time letterwinner at Box Elder... helped lead team to a 12-1 record and state championship as a senior... earned all-region and all-state honors... a member of the Utah High School Association Hall of Fame... also earned letterman honors in basketball (3), track (3) and baseball (1)... advanced to the state high school track & field championships as a junior and senior... finished second in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay... took fourth place in the 200 meters and fifth in the high jump.
An Academic All-American at Ricks College... a two-year letterwinner for the Vikings.
Sumko's Personal Best
UT: 1 (Multiple Games)
AT: 2 (Nevada, Sept. 1, 2001)
Int/Yds: 1/30 (San Diego St., Oct. 27, 2001)
Sumko's Career Stats
Year Gms UT AT INT PD BK
2001 12 5 3 1 0 0
2002 2 2 0 0 0 0
Total 14 7 3 1 0 0
2001 | Junior Year
Played in 12 regular-season games as a junior... recorded eight tackles on the season, including five unassisted takedowns... recorded his first-career interception (at San Diego State), adding a 30-yard return... also credited with a pass deflection against the Aztecs.
2002 | Senior Year
Participated in spring drills ... produced a team-leading 4.32 clocking in the 40-yard dash du CVring the off season ... expected to see a great deal of playing time at left corner... saw considerable time in nickel and dime situations in season-opening win over Syracuse ... recorded one solo tackle int eh Cougars? 35-32 victory over Hawaii before suffering an abductor muscle tear ... expected to miss 3-4 weeks.