Parents are Anthony and Carol ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Torreon, Mexico ... majoring in speech communications.
At Rio Americano High he was all-league, all-city and All-Northern California ... nominated for prep All-American ... lettered twice in football and wrestling ... coached by Max Miller (Cal-Davis).
Quickly secured the backup center spot with the varsity.
Again saw varsity playing time as a backup.
Alternated as starter with Robert Anae throughout the season ... was offensive lineman of the game vs. Baylor and Wyoming.
Drafted in the first round by the New England Patriots ... Third-team All-America by Associated Press and honorable mention All-America by the Football News ... played in the Senior Bowl ... All-WAC first team ... injured in the Baylor game and missed the entire Tulsa game.