Parents are Richard and Lila...recruited by San Diego State, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona and California...majoring in agriculture business.
Made all-league, all-area and all-district teams as a senior at Los Banos High...team MVP in '82...named to the Lion's all-star team...as a junior, was team most valuable lineman and made all-league...lettered three times in football and once in track and basketball...coached by Don Toscano.
Played with the jayvee.
Backed up Keith McCullough at center.
Started at center first two games but left New Mexico game early with severe headaches...missed next nine games as suspected brain tumor was finally diagnosed as a cyst...came back to start Air Force and Freedom Bowl games.