2007: Played in 11 of the Huskies' 13 games, sitting out the Syracuse and Ohio State games due to injury ... started seven of the 13 games at one cornerback spot: at Arizona State, vs. Oregon, vs. Arizona, at Stanford at Oregon State, vs. Washington State and at Hawaii ... had a tackle for loss in UW debut vs. Boise State ... season-high 13 tackles vs. Oregon, when he also had an interception ... posted nine stops, including his lone sack of the season, at Arizona State ... six tackles at Hawaii ... five tackles each at UCLA, at Stanford and at Oregon State.
AT UCLA & JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent two seasons (2004 and 2005) at UCLA, where he went by the name Byron Velega ... didn't not see any action as a true freshman in 2004, but played in all 12 games in 2005, totaling 25 tackles ... saw significant action at cornerback in the Bruins 21-17 win over Washington in 2005 ... top games at UCLA included four-tackle outings vs. Oregon State and Arizona State ... spent fall of 2006 at El Camino CC in Torrance, Calif., but did not play football ...
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: First-team All-CIF Southern Section and all-CIF Southern Section Division I as a senior at Long Beach Poly ... named to the Los Angeles Times All-Southeast/South Coast team ... ranked the No. 50 cornerback prospect in the nation and the No. 79 overall prospect in California by SuperPrep after the 2003 season ... a PrepStar all-region selection after re-entering the recruiting race in 2006 ... as a senior, notched 65 tackles and four interceptions to help Poly to the CIF Division I championship ... also credited with 21 pass deflections, three blocked kicks and four fumble recoveries ... as a junior, collected 58 tackles and 18 pass deflections ... led Poly in interceptions as a junior and a senior ... notched an interception in Jackrabbits' win over Hawaii powerhouse Kahuku at Aloha Stadium in 2002 ... also a sprinter on the track team ... played cornerback at Poly opposite current UCLA CB Rodney Van ... coached by Raul Lara at Poly.