Hard worker that will compete for minutes on the Irish defense ... has made great improvements in his time at Notre Dame ... solid all-around player who has good knowledge of Irish defensive scheme ... extremely intelligent ... part of trio of former Chaminade High School players on the Irish, along with senior Daniel Hickey and freshman Regis McDermott ... All-American Jimmy Keenan (`98) and career ground balls leader Billy Ahmuty (`94) are among five former Irish players from Chaminade.
AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in two games ... played in the season opener, a 14-6 win at #21 Penn State ... other game action came in a 22-6 win over Butler.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Made collegiate debut at Butler as reserve defenseman ... also saw action against Fairfield.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see action during the 2003 campaign.
PREP AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned four letters in both lacrosse and football at Chaminade High School ... three-time team captain of both sports ... garnered MVP honors twice in both lacrosse and football ... led Chaminade to the state crown in 2002 while earning all-state honors ... helped prep team capture three Catholic League titles in three years ... played on same high school team as Daniel Hickey ... member of National Honor Society ... born Feb. 23, 1984 ... has a 3.097 cumulative GPA ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as a film, television, and theater and sociology double major.