Second-year walk-on provides depth at linebacker . . . had two solo tackles in the 2000 Green-White spring game . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Scout team member did not see game action in 1999 . . .
1998 SEASON: Redshirted . . .
JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First enrolled at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the fall of 1997 but did not participate in football . . . played in '97 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game in Spartan Stadium . . . two-year starter at linebacker and tight end for Coach Wayne Roedel at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Mich. . . . earned first-team all-city and all-conference honors as a two-way player in '96 . . . produced 130 tackles and caught two touchdown passes as a senior . . . had a career-high 20 tackles each vs. Battle Creek Central and Marshall in '96 . . . earned four letters in track, competing in the shot put, discus, 400 and mile relay . . . set school and city records in the shot put with a toss of 57-5 . . . also won three letters in wrestling and served as team captain . . . graduated from Lakeview with a 3.58 grade-point average . . . born April 20, 1979, in Battle Creek, Mich. . . . majoring in packaging.