As a junior (2003): Named honorable-mention All-Big 12 by the Associated Press ... A first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Winner of the Nolan Cromwell Award for Leadership given annually at the team's awards banquet ... Appeared in all 11 games and made 10 starts ... Finished second on the team with 69 total tackles, including 30 solo stops ... Was fourth on the team with nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... Finished third on the team with two interceptions (vs. Tulsa and No. 6 Texas) ... Also collected two quarterback sacks, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles ... Had a career-high 13 tackles against Colorado, including a quarterback sack ... Made two stops behind the line of scrimmage against Tulsa and Iowa State ... One of KU's top players on special teams ... Returned two kickoffs -- each for 16 yards against Oklahoma and Texas ... A Jayhawk Scholar.
As a sophomore (2003): Began seeing more time as a linebacker as the season progressed and gave the KU coaching staff another solid option at the position ... Appeared in all 13 games ... Finished the regular season with 21 tackles and a blocked kick ... Recorded a pair of tackles for loss and two pass break ups ... A Jayhawk Scholar.
As a freshman (2002): One of six true freshmen to see action ... Saw extensive playing time in the Jayhawks' linebacking corps ... Finished the season with 27 total tackles, including 20 solo stops ... Appeared in 11 games ... Recorded a career-best 12 tackles against Kansas State on Nov. 2 ... Led KU in tackles versus Kansas State ... A member of several special team units ... Had one kickoff return for 12 yards ... Won the coaches' award for defensive player of the week following the Kansas State game.
High School: A first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district selection as a junior and senior ... Credited with a school-record 116 total tackles as a senior ... Also had three sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Helped Rockhurst to the state championship as a junior ... Lettered three years in football and two years in basketball ... Ranked as the second prep linebacker in the KC area by MoKan Football ... Coached in high school by Tony Severino.
Personal: A communication studies major.