Transfer from the College of San Mateo . . . Coached by Bret Pollack on the JUCO level . . . Competed on the prep level at Woodside High School in California . . . Also took part in track and field . . . Had 1,563 rushing yards and 17 TD's as a prep senior . . . Also netted nearly 30 tackles and three interceptions . . . Earned team MVP honors . . . Served as a team captain . . . Active in the student union . . . Has a brother and a sister . . . Born in East Palo Alto, Calif.