As a freshman (2003): Redshirted.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Parkway West High School in Chesterfield, Mo. ... Was named first-team all-state and second-team all-metro as a defensive end after his senior season ... Named the Suburban West Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 ... Helped the team to the state quarterfinals in both 2000 and 2001 ... As a senior, tallied 60 tackles and 12 sacks ... Earned a total of six letters in football, basketball and golf ... Coached by Boyd Manne.
Personal: Born on May 3, 1984, in St. Louis, Mo. ... Major: Business.