Mother is Dorothy Heard...recruited by Mississippi, Mississippi State, Alabama, Auburn, New Mexico and Tennessee...majoring in physical education.
A four-sport letterman at Benjamin Russell High...was team MVP in football...was most-improved player in basketball and "Mr. Hustle" in baseball...also ran track...coached by Don Roberts (Auburn).
Played at North East Oklahoma (Miami, Oklahoma)...also was a member of the track team.
Third-leading rusher on the team with 261 yards on 43 carries...rushed for 131 yards on 11 carries vs. Baylor...scored two touchdowns...caught 13 passes...was back of the game vs. Baylor