Washington: Played well enough in the spring
that he may move into a starting role at center
that allows the UW coaches to move Todd Bachert to tackle ... can also play guard for the Huskies ... father, Les, was a linebacker at Washington ... uncle, Norm, lettered for the Huskies in 1961 and 1962 and went on to be a United States Congressman. 2002: Started six of 13 games as the Huskies' strong-side guard ... started the first four games of the year in place of injured senior starter Elliott Zajac, and also vs. UCLA and Oregon State when Zajac suffered a relapse ... helped the UW finish fourth in the nation in passing offense and finish third in the Pac-10 total offense ... earned a KING-TV Most Improved Player Award at the team's postseason awards banquet. 2001: Played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams ... played sparingly on offense as the reserve to senior center Kyle Benn ... one of eight redshirt freshmen or sophomores to appear on the offensive line for Washington in 2001 ... helped the Huskies rush for 212 yards and three touchdowns in an early-season win over Idaho. 2000: Redshirted the season in 2000.
Only played two years of high school football ... played for coach Bill Heglar at Bellevue High School ... born July 28, 1981 in Seattle ... parents are Mary and Les ... has a younger brother, Jeff ... rated as one of the top offensive linemen in the nation ... selected the 1999 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington ... helped to lead the Bellevue Wolverines to a league championship in 1998 and state playoff berths in 1998 and 1999 ... earned all-state honors both seasons ... team posted a 9-2 record as a senior and was 8-1 as a junior ... helped Bellevue average a KingoCo 3A-record 431 yards rushing per game in 1999 ... 1999 KingCo 3A Outstanding Lineman of the Year ... named to the first-team Associated Press Class 3A All-State team ... a member of the Seattle Times All-State first-team at offensive line ... chosen the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's 1999 Prep Football Player of the Year ... named to the Seattle-Post Intelligencer's "Elite 11" squad as a senior ... a Tacoma News-Tribune first team all-state selection at OL ... named to Tacoma News-Tribune's "Northwest Nuggets" and "Western 100" teams ... selected by the Orange County Register for its "Fab 15" All-West Coast team ... received four votes in Long Beach Press Telegram's "Best in the West" team ... made the All-KingCo 3A first team at both offensive and defensive line ... recorded 78 tackles and 9 sacks in 1999 as a defensive lineman ... a USA Today Honorable Mention All-USA selection ... a 1999 SuperPrep All-American ... picked the top offensive lineman in the Western Region according to PrepStar ... rated sixth nationally among offensive linemen by PrepStar ... also named to PrepStar's 1999 "Dream Team" ... 16th-rated prep offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com ... 26th-highest offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep ... rated the number three player in the Northwest by SuperPrep ... listed No. 12 on SuperPrep's Western Region Super 30 .. an all-Eastside selection at tackle ... Eastside Journal's Athlete of the Week after leading Bellevue to 535 yards rushing in a 57-23 playoff win over Anacortes .. also excelled in basketball, averaging 13 ppg and 9 rpg as a junior ... excellent student who has received numerous academic honors ... interested in pursuing a degree in business at Washington ... a sociology major.