Veteran walk-on defensive tackle expected to add depth to the Irish defensive line.
2003 (SENIOR): Sat out the season after transferring from Michigan State ... transferred to Notre Dame during the spring semester of 2003.
2002 (JUNIOR): Played in four games (Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Purdue and Penn State) and was credited with two tackles (one solo) ... earned a letter in football in 2002 ... named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2001 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action in 2001 as a first-year lineman ... named Spartan Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week for the Penn State game.
2000 (FRESHMAN): Originally enrolled at Michigan State in 2000 on a wrestling scholarship ... redshirted as a freshman wrestler.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind. ... a two-year starter at offensive tackle and nose guard for coach Rick Streiff ... earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... a key figure on an offensive line that paved the way for Otis Shannon to rush for an Indiana prep record 489 yards against Cincinnati LaSalle ... team MVP recorded 93 tackles in 1999, including 30 sacks ... produced a career-best six sacks vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier ... helped Cathedral to a 13-2 overall record in 1999 and the state Class 4A championship ... earned a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award ... a nine-time wrestling All-American ... compiled a four-year varsity record of 128-9, including 112 pins ... went 49-0 as a senior and won the state title at 215 pounds ... silver medalist at the 1998 Cadet World Championships in South Africa ... also received all-state honors in rugby ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... graduated with a 3.88 grade-point average ... member of National Honor Society for College Students ... born July 16, 1982 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in finance.