AS A JUNIOR: Reserve walk-on linebacker for Irish in 2000 . . . played in each 2000 football game on special teams, making 72 appearances . . . made first career tackle vs. Michigan State . . . also had one stop vs. West Virginia, Air Force and USC . . . pounced on loose ball after David Givens blocked Mike Barr's punt in third quarter vs. Rutgers to set up a Javin Hunter touchdown that gave Irish 31-17 lead . . . blocked Mike MacGillivray punt and returned it four yards in the second quarter vs. USC, setting up a Matt LoVecchio touchdown run that gave Irish the lead for good, 14-7 . . . handled majority of faceoffs for '01 Notre Dame lacrosse team that finished 14-2 and advanced to NCAA semifinals in best season in Irish history in that sport.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned high school All-America honors as midfielder in lacrosse ... was selected Waterloo High School Athlete of the Year ... three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and football ... also earned two letters in basketball ... three-time all-conference selection in lacrosse ... captained lacrosse team as a junior and a senior ... also was a two-time MVP ... played in the prestigious North-South National Lacrosse Senior All-Star Game ... selected to play in the Empire State Games in lacrosse ... led football team three consecutive conference championships ... two-year captain in football and was the team MVP as a senior ... three-time all-conference selection and an all-state selection ... first-team all-Greater Rochester area selection ... chosen to play in the Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game ... born March 9, 1980 ... enrolled in the College of Engineering.