|Height:||5-11||Previous Team:||Superior H.S.|
AS A BULLDOG: Has bided his time the past two seasons as the top relief man at the right and left corners, but an upgrade to first-team status in 2012 could be in the offing ... was in on 12 total tackles last fall, five of which came in NSIC triumphs over Mary and Minnesota Crookston ...picked up UMD’s last interception of 2011 on Nov. 5 against Minnesota Crookston .... qualified for the NSIC All-Academic Team as a sophomore ... made seven solo tackles and assisted on two other stops during the course of the 2010 season ... registered his first collegiate pick in UMD’s 62-13 road thrashing of Upper Iowa in that year’s conference opener ... was redshirted as a first-year freshman in 2009. COLLEGIATE HIGHS: Total Tackles - 5 vs. Minnesota Crookston (11/5/11) and at Mary (10/15/11). Interceptions - 1 vs. Minnesota Crookston (11/5/11) and at Upper Iowa (9/11/10).
BEFORE UMD: Capped off his four-year Superior High School gridiron career in 2008 by being named the Superior Telegram’s All-Area Player of the Year for a second straight time while playing for coach Bob DeMeyer … was bestowed with All-Big Rivers Conference honors at two different positions – defensive back (2007 and 2008) and running back (2008) … also attained All-Region and All-State honorable mention recognition as a senior … started two years in basketball (guard) and has patrolled the outfield for the baseball Spartans for three seasons as well.