Born in Jacksonville, Fla., ... Parents are Artie and Carolyn ... Married to the former Robyn Layton ... Majoring in manufacturing engineering ... Served an LDS mission to Oregon ... Recruited by Clemson and Citadel.
Was a four-year letterman on the football team ... Led his team in tackles in his junior and senior years ... Named team defensive captain ... Also lettered once in basketball and three times in track, as a sprinter.
Started two years at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga., ... Named conference rookie of the year.
Sat out the season to transfer to BYU
Participated in spring drills.