Washington: Will compete with Greg Carothers for the starting position at outside linebacker ... moved from inside linebacker for the 2002 season ... reliable member of Husky special teams. 2002: Earned his third letter for play at linebacker and on special teams ... appeared in nine games as the backup to Jafar Williams ... recorded a total of four tackles during the season ... named the Husky Team Special Teams MVP for his play against San Jose State and Idaho. 2001: Suffered torn ligaments in his right wrist at the beginning of fall drills, which kept him out of all but two contests ... played against Washington State and Miami, but did not record any tackles. 2000: Appeared in every game at linebacker ... earned a reputation as one of the Huskies' biggest hitters ... finished tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with three fumbles forced, and tied for fourth in the conference with three fumble recoveries... all three forced fumbles came in Huskies' 34-29 win over No. 4 Miami ... stripped Hurricanes' Santana Moss on punt return in the first quarter for first-career forced fumble ... recovered that same fumble to set up drive that led to Washington's first score of the game ... forced second fumble on a sack of Miami's Ken Dorsey in the second quarter, which resulted in the Huskies' third score and a 21-3 lead ... forced a third fumble in the third quarter ... earned coaches' special teams MVP honors for his effort ... finished game with a career-high five tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ...earned a second special teams MVP honor in Huskies' 51-3 win at Washington State ... recovered a pair of fumbles at Arizona State, returning them for 23 yards ... made one tackle, for loss, in the Huskies' 34-24 Rose Bowl win ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... also a co-winner of the Travis Spring Award, given to the team's most outstanding offensive and defensive freshmen. 1999: Redshirted the season.
High School and Personal: Born Oct. 31, 1980 ... parents are John and Janet ... father is the chief ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park ... has an older brother named Forrest ... father participated on Michigan State track squad in 1966 and 1967 ... grandfather, Emil, was one-time New York state amateur tennis champion ... was a running back and linebacker in high school ... an All-Western Region pick by PrepStar ... only played three games as a senior due to a broken leg ... scored eight touchdowns in those three games ... recorded 41 tackles including four for loss ... rushed for 593 yards and six touchdowns ... had 684 all-purpose yards before the injury ... played in six games as a junior, including three playoff games ... season was limited due to bout with mono ... scored 11 TDs in that brief playing stint ... team won league championship in both 1997 and 1998 ... advanced to semifinals of state championships as a junior ... won camp MVP honors at 1998 Purple and Gold Football Camp ... competed in the 100 meters, 4x100 relay, high jump and triple jump for prep track team ... went to state championships with a 20-6 1/2 long jump as a junior ... was a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award finalist for Tacoma-Pierce County ... majoring in psychology.