AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish reserve running back . . . played in all 11 games on special teams and was third on team with 192 appearances . . . made three tackles vs. Stanford after registering just two in 14 previous career games . . . rushed four times for seven yards in tailback stint vs. Navy . . . took Dan O'Leary snap and ran four yards for first down on fourth-and-two fake punt in first quarter vs. Boston College . . . had two tackles vs. Rutgers and USC.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 10 games in '99 as reserve Irish defensive back . . . earned a monogram thanks to his 57 special team appearances . . . only action in secondary came vs. Kansas . . . only tackle came vs. Purdue.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today honorable mention prep All-American . . . rated 73rd among top 100 national players by Chicago Sun-Times . . . broke former Penn State star Curt Warner's career state record for touchdowns with five in his final home game . . . . avenged only regular-season loss with 18-0 win over University High in state playoff quarterfinals, thanks to his 234 rushing yards and two scores . . . finished with 102 career TDs (breaking Robert Alexander's previous West Virginia state record of 92), including 50 as senior in '98 (a West Virginia state record, breaking Warner's mark of 41) to go with 2,548 rushing yards on 277 carries . . . scored a TD in 25 straight games to end his career . . . received Kennedy Award as West Virginia player of the year as junior in '97 . . . rushed for 2,038 yards and 38 TDs on 204 carries in '97 . . . top effort in '97 featured 362 yards and six TDs on 24 carries vs. seventh-rated Wheeling Park, including 280 second-half yards . . . two-time all-state pick who was named captain of all-state squad as junior . . . three-time all-conference selection . . . won one letter in track and field as sophomore running on 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads . . . brother Jon played football at West Virginia . . . attended Notre Dame summer football camp . . . born 11-18-80 in Morgantown, W Va. . . . enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.