Has improved his overall skills . . . Continues to battle and compete for playing time . . . Did not see game action in 2009 or 2010 . . . Redshirted in 2008 . . . A 2008 graduate of Holland High School . . . Coached by Shawn McManus . . . Also played soccer and basketall . . . Was a Fellowship of Christian Athletes member . . . Active in the band and jazz band . . . Was an all-conference football honoree . . . Earned honorable mention all-state laurels . . . Was an academic all-state pick . . . Set high school records for longest field goal (47 yards) and most touchbacks in a game (8) . . . Traveled to Colorado and Wyoming hiking while in high school . . . Has an older brother and sister . . . Interests include soccer and basketball . . . Born 9/8/89 in Holland, Mich. . . . Majoring in Nursing.