Parents are Bill and Sandy...married Julie Thinnes...recruited actively by Washington State, Utah State, San Jose State, Long Beach State and Northern Arizona...majoring in sports medicine.
A member of the CIF 4-A champions at Los Altos High...was all-league linebacker...all-league outfielder in baseball...coached by Dwayne Despain (Pepperdine).
Started on the jayvee.
Backed up All-WAC Glen Redd.
Shared starting varsity action with Todd Shell...had two interceptions during the regular season and intercepted a pass for an 18-yard return against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl.