Co-captain along with fellow senior Dan Spriggs ... returns as one of the leaders on the defensive side of the football ... tops among returnees with 21 consecutive starts ... no other returning position player has started more than 18 in a row (receiver Dan Spriggs) ... started ten times at outside linebacker in 2004 before moving to safety where he started all ten games last season ... one of the hardest hitters on the team.
As a junior (2005): Made the move to strong safety where he finished sixth on the team with 46 tackles (29 solo) ... picked off three passes and forced a pair of fumbles ... was credited with five pass break-ups ... had a season-high seven tackles, returned an interception 24 yards and broke up two other passes in DU's 31-17 win ... the interception return - to the Iona 11-yard line with just over five minutes left - set up the Dukes' final score ... picked off Marist's James Luft in the end zone with Duquesne up 6-0 in what became a 22-14 win at Marist ... also added an interception vs. Saint Peter's ... forced a fumble and broke up a pair of passes in the 30-13 win over Fordham.
As a sophomore (2004): Started all ten games at outside linebacker after making the move from strong safety in the spring ... finished tied for second on the team in total tackles with 79 ... his 47 solo stops were also second-most on the squad ... tied for second with 13 tackles for loss (-53 yards) ... did not have fewer than five tackles in a game ... tied returnee Michael Ford for the team lead with five passes broken up ... recorded a career-best 16 tackles (ten solo) in DU's wild 56-35 win at La Salle ... added a team-high 13 stops in the season-opening win at Holy Cross.
As a freshman (2003): Played in ten of 11 games with a pair of starts (one at hero and one at outside linebacker) ... finished the year with 30 tackles (17 solo) including three tackles for loss ... totaled a team-high nine stops including two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in his first career start at Marist in game nine ... also started the ECAC Classic vs. Monmouth ... had six stops vs. Butler and four solo tackles at Morehead State.
Personal: major: business ... date of birth: 12/13/85.
Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL Int-Yds. PBU FF/FR 2003 10/2 30 (17) 0.0-0 3-7 0-0 0 0/1 2004 10/10 79 (47) 3.0-25 13-53 0-0 5 2/1 2005 10/10 46 (29) 0.0-0 1.5-2 3-35 5 2/0 Totals 30/22 155 (93) 3.0-25 17.5-62 3-35 10 4/2