2008: Redshirted his true freshman season.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: A standout defensive and offensive lineman at Taft ... in 2007, named first-team All-CIF Los Angeles City Section as an offensive lineman and L.A. Daily News all-area as a defensive lineman ... the Daily News ranked him as the No. 2 defensive player in the area ... named all-West Region as an offensive lineman by PrepStar ... ranked as the No. 34 player in the Far West region by Superprep ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... rated the No. 42 football recruit in California and the No. 40 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... Scout.com ranked him No. 31 player in California, the No. 17 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 266 overall prospect in the country ... posted 75 tackles and nine sacks as a senior ... led Toreadors to an 8-4 overall record and a 4-1 league mark in 2007 ... team advanced to the quarterfinals of the City Section playoffs ... earned All-City Section, all-league and all-area honors as a junior in 2006 ... team went 6-5 overall, but 4-1 in the league to advance to the City Section playoffs ... coached by Matt Kerstetter.