AS A SENIOR: Handles snapping duties on FGs, PATs, and punts…ranks as big reason for success of kickers Nicholas Setta and punter Joey Hildbold in 2001. . .Academic All-America nominee in 2000 and 2001…named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-America District V Football Team.
AS A JUNIOR: Walk-on
third-string center for Irish in 2000 played in all 12 games, including
2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl . . . earned his first monogram for the Irish in
'00 . . . handled snapping duties on field goals and extra points. . . was
snapper on Nick Setta's game-winning field goal against Purdue . . .
snapped ball to Setta, who threw for 25-yard touchdown to Tom Lopienski on
fake field goal vs. Rutgers . . . made 60 reguar-season special team
appearances . . . an Academic All-America nominee for Irish in 2000. . .
winner of the 2000 State Farm/Athlete Award of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter at center and long snapper while at Edina
High School ... served as captain his senior year ... academic all-state
his senior year .. .two-time football scholar athlete ... also a golf
letterwinner at Edina High School ... earned a perfect 4.0 while at Edina
High School ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, as finance major
with 3.656 cumulative grade-point average . . . a Dean's List student with
3.733 average during 2001 spring semester.
|2000 ||11-0||0||0||0 |
|2001 ||11-0||3||0||3 |
|TOTAL ||22-0||3||0||3 |