A leading candidate to replace three-year regular Mike Neal as Michigan State's short and long snapper . . . also capable of filling in at either offensive guard or center . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made his only game appearance vs. Iowa in 1999 and played 13 snaps at guard . . .
1998 SEASON: Sat out the entire 1998 campaign after transferring from Michigan . . .
AT MICHIGAN: Joined the Michigan roster as a walk-on in 1997 . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Detroit Free Press first-team all-state selection in 1996 . . . honorable mention all-state pick by The Detroit News . . . also earned all-area and all-valley honors as a senior . . . three-year starter at offensive and defensive tackle for Coach Al Doty at Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Mich. . . . won four letters as a heavyweight wrestler . . . two-time all-state wrestler compiled a 133-30 career record . . . finished fourth in the state wrestling meet as a senior . . . earned four letters in baseball while playing first base . . . born Dec. 31, 1978 . . . owns a 3.4 grade-point average . . . recently completed an internship with General Motors in Lansing, Mich., working in facilities management . . . majoring in electrical engineering.