Born in Carrollton, TX, I made the varsity team at Hebron High School as a sophomore halfway through the season as the team’s long snapper. During my junior and senior seasons, I handled every snap and helped my team to seven playoff victories. In 2005 we went 16-0 and won the Class 4A Division II State Championship.
During my recruitment process University of North Texas Head Coach, Todd Dodge, gave me an invited walk-on opportunity. After redshirting my first season, I played in my first college game in 2008 against Kansas State. At the beginning of my junior redshirt year, Todd Dodge awarded me with a full athletic scholarship. I handled every special teams snap for the Mean Green over the next two seasons.
All together I started 26 games, played in a total of 31 games and had nine tackles in punt coverage. I was able to experience the “big game” college football atmosphere at LSU, OU, Alabama, Clemson, Arkansas and Kansas State. Despite not having a flood of big schools recruiting me, I earned my way to the top and had a successful college football career.