Born in Albuquerque, N.M., ... parents are Bill and Mary ... recruited by New Mexico, New Mexico State, Stanford, Tulsa, Michigan, Air Force, Long Beach State, UCLA, Utah, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt ... served a volunteer two-year Church mission to Guadalajara, Mexico ... married Tawnie Rohner in August, 2009 ... majoring in exercise science.
Prepped at La Cueva High which finished No. 1 in the nation according to Baseball America in 2004, No. 23 in 2005 by USA today and No. 7 by Easton Baseball in 2003 ... coached by Stanley McKeever and the team was state champions all three years, including a 6-5 victory in the eighth inning as a senior ... was first-team all-state as a senior and junior and second-team all-state as a sophomore ... two-time first-team all-district and was second-team all-district as a sophomore ... set a season record scoring 64 runs ... batted .475, had 13 stolen bases, four homers, three triples and eight doubles as a senior ... batted .458 in his prep career with 37 stolen bases, 11 homers, eight triples, 22 doubles ... ran a 6.8 60-yard dash ... lettered three years in baseball and football .. was first-team all-state as a linebacker and third-team all-state as a wide receiver as a senior ... third-team all-state receiver as a junior ... third-team all-district as a sophomore linebacker ... played summer ball for the Albuquerque Shockers.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
2006 .268 42-32 127 39 34 2 1 1 17 41 25 29 3-6
Had a 10-game hitting streak during the season.