Washington: Husky coaches are hoping that he will contribute more as a pass rusher ... powerful athlete ... usually plays in a down position ... a three-year letterwinner.
1999: Two-year starter at outside linebacker...started all 11 regular-season games and the Holiday Bowl...one of four Husky defensive players to start every game in 1999...finished the year with 49 tackles...led the Husky defense with 10 tackles for loss...added two sacks to those totals...served as a game captain for the UCLA contest...tied with USC's Ifeanyi Ohalete for the lead in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries ... had four tackles vs. Kansas State in the Holiday Bowl.
1998: Made impressive debut in first season as a starter ... moved from inside linebacker last season ... started all 11 games at strongside linebacker ... team's co-leader in tackles for loss with 14 ... registered 84 yards of lost yardage ... added seven sacks including two in both the California and Oregon State games ... helped the Huskies finish second in the nation in total sacks with 51 ... tied for second in the Pac-10 in sacks ... had at least one tackle for loss in every game except BYU and UCLA contests ... top tackling effort was seven stops at Nebraska ... had four tackles vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl.
1997: Earned his first letter as a backup at inside linebacker ... appeared in every game ... registered 37 tackles ... had seven tackles for loss and three sacks ... finished the season with more tackles than five starters on UW defense ... received a Big Hit Award for his play vs. USC.
1996: Appeared in three games before a broken thumb forced him to redshirt the season ... one of seven true freshmen to see action during the year ... did not record any tackles.
High School and Personal: Born June 24, 1978 ... a member of Super Prep's All-Far West team ... prep All-America selection by Blue Chip Illustrated ... named the top linebacker in the Western U.S. by that publication ... selected to the Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" team ... totaled 138 tackles with two interceptions and eight sacks during his senior season ... also caused six fumbles ... led his team to a 12-1 record and the Delta League championship ... played tight end in high school ... received eight votes in the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best in the West poll ... named to the All-California team by Cal-Hi Magazine ... team posted a 12-1 record his senior season ... averaged 16 ppg as a junior on Valley's basketball team ... was an all-league performer for basketball team ... mother, Arrie, works for the Department of Transportation ... has two younger brothers and a younger sister ... majoring in sociology of black culture.