Fourth-year player who was listed as a starting cornerback at the conclusion of spring practice ... this season will be his second at cornerback, having moved from receiver during 2003 spring drills ... has tremendous agility, good speed and quick feet, but is regarded as the most physical corner on the team ... worked his way into the playing rotation as a reserved cornerback in 2003 ... a special teams standout who probably will contribute there again this season.
2003 (JUNIOR): Played in all 11 games as a reserve cornerback after playing at wide receiver the previous two seasons ... made 12 tackles (four solos) on the season ... was a stalwart on special teams all season ... recorded his first two career tackles versus Michigan on special teams ... recovered a blocked punt in the fourth quarter against Boston College and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown ... posted two tackles on special teams versus Florida State ... registered two tackles on 14 special teams appearances versus Navy ... had three assisted tackles on special teams against Brigham Young ... saw action as a defensive back against Stanford, making two tackles ... recorded one tackle versus Syracuse ... made 148 special teams appearances and played 12:33 on defense during the season.
2002 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games (started one) as a special teams regular and a reserve receiver in 2002 ... finished the season as a second-team receiver behind senior Arnaz Battle ... made four catches for 38 yards (9.5 avg.) and a long of 12 yards for the season, in addition to three tackles on special teams ... made two receptions for 17 yards against Maryland ... had one reception for nine yards versus Purdue ... garnered his first start of season against Michigan State ... pulled in one reception against Boston College, a season-long 12-yard catch ... played 79:42 and made 92 appearances on special teams during the season.
2001 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games (started one) on special teams and as a reserve receiver in 2001 ... made his first appearance for the Irish against Michigan State ... made the first start of his career versus Tennessee ... had his first career catch against Navy for 32 yards ... played 14:39 during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Hampton High School in Hampton, Va. ... a two-way starter who earned all-state honors in Virginia as defensive back in 2000 and as receiver in 1999 ... played quarterback as senior in 2000 ... caught 31 passes in 1999 for 812 yards and 12 touchdowns over 13 games ... intercepted 15 passes as junior and senior combined, including nine in 1999, with two of those returned for touchdowns ... career receiving totals included 75 receptions for 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns ... returned two punts for touchdowns as junior ... from same high school that produced former North Carolina football/basketball standout Ronald Curry and former standout Irish defensive end Robert Banks ... transferred from Hampton Phoebus High School after sophomore season ... born November 18, 1982, in Hampton, Va. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters, majoring in sociology and computer applications.