A ferocious tackler and team tri-captain...a 2004 All-Patriot League choice...one of the top players in the league...will step back into starting role of free safety for third straight season...a complete football player who came to GU as a quarterback...one of the team's top all-around athletes.
An All-Patriot League Second Team choice...Hoya leader in interceptions which tied for third in the Patriot League...placed fourth on the team in tackles with 53 and started all 11 contests... had three or more tackles in every game, including a career high nine at Monmouth...recorded an 11-yard interception return for first career touchdown against Bucknell and made five stops... recorded six tackle games against Colgate and Lafayette plus had an interception against the Leopards...had seven stops in opener with St. Francis...made 6 tackles and returned an interception 13 yards vs. Lafayette...registered four tackles in VMI and Fordham games...had third pick of year versus Lehigh...fourth interception came at Davidson and made five tackles...closed year with three tackles against Holy Cross.
Started all 12 games at safety and produced 48 tackles, good for fifth on the team, 4.5 stops in the backfield, one interception and four passes defended...made three or more tackles in 11 games...started season with three tackles and an interception against Colgate...had seven tackles at VMI...had four tackles in win over Stony Brook and vs. Lehigh...made five tackles in win over Cornell... had three tackles and career first sack in win over Davidson... recorded a career high eight tackles in season finale at Bucknell.
Moved from the quarterback position to defensive back...on the gridiron in eight contests and recorded eight tackles...saw time mainly in the nickel package and on kick blocking units...had a pass breakup and two stops at FIU...also had two tackles against Fordham.
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A three-sport athlete at Gwynn Park...played football, basketball and baseball...saw time at three positions in football during career, quarterback, defensive back and outside linebacker...football team captain as a senior.