Washington: A three-year letterwinner on the Husky defense ... is the only returning starter at inside linebacker ... makes up for his lack of size with great instincts for the ball and quickness.
1999: Made a successful switch from outside (whip) linebacker to an inside position ... a very consistent stopper in the middle of the Husky defense...appeared in all 11 regular-season games and started every contest except for the Air Force game ... started vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl...led the defense with 81 tackles...had the second-most solo tackles with 46...finished fourth on the team with seven tackles for loss...best game came against UCLA when he had 12 tackles, including 10 solos...followed that game up with 11 tackles in regular-season finale vs. Washington State...led the Huskies with eight tackles against Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl ... registered a pair of sacks during the year...notched the first interception of his career in the Arizona State game...named the KOMO-Radio Co-Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year.
1998: Earned his second letter as a sophomore ... played in every game except for California contest ... backup to Todd Johnson at whip linebacker ... regular member of Husky special teams ... had 19 tackles during the season ... top regular-season game was six tackles vs. Utah State ... had seven tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl.
1997: Appeared in every game except for the opener vs. BYU ... one of 10 true freshmen to play for Washington ... one of six true freshmen to letter in 1997 ... recorded eight tackles during the year ... came up with key fumble recovery at start of second half at California to spark UW to a win ... assisted on one tackle during Aloha Bowl ... received a Big Hit Award for his play vs. Oregon State ... led the White Team with seven tackles and a fumble recovery during the 1998 Spring Game.
High School and Personal: Born August 30, 1979 ... parents are Mel and Virginia ... has an older brother, Michael ... a high school All-American who was chosen to the Cal-Hi Sports first-team all-state squad ... named to the Tacoma News Tribune's" Western 100" Team ... registered 149 tackles his senior season ... named the Valley Pac-8 defensive MVP in 1996 ... played one year at Sylmar High School after transferring from San Fernando High School ... selected to play in the California-Texas Shrine game ... also lettered in basketball ... high school coach his senior year was Jeff Engilman ... pursuing a degree in communications