At Florida State: A dominating defensive lineman who will begin August in a race for starting duties with Charles Howard at noseguard in 2004...a SportingNews Freshman All-American in 2001...totaled 31 tackles during his freshman season...regarded by many analysts as the top defensive lineman in the country as a high school senior in 1999...coaches will look for more consistent play from the senior in 2004... saw plenty of playing time last year behind two-year starters Jeff Womble and Darnell Dockett in the interior defensive line and started eight games asasophomorein2002... staying healthy is crucial as his experience is needed among a very young interior defensive line corps.
Junior Year (2003): Played in all 13 games and totaled 36 tackles (17 solo, 19 assisted) on the season...also registered three stops for loss, eight QB hurries, a forced fumble, a recovered fumble, and a shared sack...had four or more tackles in games against North Carolina, Miami, Notre Dame and Clemson...had two tackles in the Orange Bowl against Miami.
Sophomore Year (2002): Saw action in all 14 games and started eight games at the noseguard position...played very well over the second half of the season and showed great potential ...recorded a career-high two sacks in win over Florida...finished season with two tackles for loss, a half sack and five tackles in the Sugar Bowl against Georgia...had 10.5 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hurries...forced two fumbles and recovered one... ranked ninth on the team with 50 tackles.
Freshman Year (2001): Named a Freshman All-American by the Sporting News ...served as the No. 2 noseguard behind Jeff Womble in his first year of action...started in the season opener at Duke and recorded two sacks...played in 11 games, missing the Wake Forest game with an ankle injury...ranked fifth among FSU defensive linemen with 31 total tackles...tied for second on the team with eight tackles for loss...recovered a fumble vs. Miami... also forced a fumble and registered two quarterback hurries against the Hurricanes...had at least three tackles in eight games...credited with two solo tackles in Gator Bowl win over Virginia Tech.
2000: Granted a medical redshirt after early season injury sidelined him for the rest of the year...would have likely seen a lot of playing time in his rookie season.
High School: Regarded by many as the best player in the country...had 104 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 17 sacks as a senior as well as eight blocked kicks (4 punts, 2 FG's and 2 PAT's)...one of four Parade All-Americans in the signing class...rushed for six touchdowns in short yardage situations in 1999...a USAToday All-USA first-team selection ...named to PrepStar's 1999 Top 100 (No. 1 defensive linemen) Dream Team....listed as the No. 2 prospect in the West Region by PrepStar...selected a PrepStar and Football News All-American...listed 23rd on Orlando Sentinel Top 100 list...a St. Pete Times "Blue Chipper"...Rivals100.com's No. 2 defensive end...SuperPrep's No. 2 defensive lineman....ranked the No. 2 defensive lineman in the nation by G&W...set a school record for career sacks (40), tackles for loss (77), forced fumbles (14) and blocked punts (5)...chose FSU over Michigan, UCLA, Tennessee and USC.
Personal: A social science major...born April 26, 1982...one of five Seminoles who hail from the state of California (Lorenzo Booker, Chris Rix, Kenny O'Neal and Dominic Robinson are the others).