Might perhaps benefit more from Pirates' new defensive than anyone ... Was moved from his linebacking position to the safety spot early during the spring period to take advantage of speed, quickness and tenacity ... Move served as a reunion of sorts with his junior college duties ... Will open the '05 campaign listed as the official starter at free safety but will face stiff competition from returnees Zach Baker and Kyle Chase ... Topped all defensive players with 10 tackles (six solo) in the Purple-Gold Game ... Also credited with one forced fumble.
2004: A junior college transfer who made an immediate and impressive impact on East Carolina's defensive unit, finishing third in tackles with 75 (47 solo hits) ... Started all 11 games at one of the linebacking positions ... Stood second on squad with 14 tackles for lost yardage (-29 yards) while also recording one sack (Cincinnati) ... Also credited with one pass breakup (Memphis), one forced fumble (Army) and one fumble recovery (USF) ... Picked up loose ball and returned it 36 yards for a TD against the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium ... Opened Pirate career with a career-best 13 stops at West Virginia and added nine (seven solo) the following week against Wake Forest ... Logged nine tackles and booked first career quarterback drop vs. Cincinnati ... Recorded six tackles at Louisville and at Southern Miss, while totaling seven hits (six unassisted) in win over Army ... Posted multiple TFLs on five occasions (season-high three in last two contests against Memphis and N.C. State) ... Second among all ECU defenders with seven solo stops versus Memphis ... Closed season with five tackles against Wolfpack. Junior College: A two-year starter at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College ... Finished fourth in the reputable Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference with 102 tackles in 10 games during the 2003 campaign ... Rated as the fifth-best junior college safety by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Also ranked as the No. 66 overall junior college prospect.
High School: Enjoyed stellar prep career ay Valley Head (Ala.) High School ... Earned all-state, all-county and all-area honors during senior season.
Personal: A communications major.