Colorado State vs. UTEP
2011 Football vs. Boise State
CSU football vs. Boise State; Oct. 15, 2011
Colorado State falls to 3-3 on the season.
CSU football vs. San Jose State - 10-1-11
2011 (Senior): Elected a special-teams captain Aug. 26 by his fellow players, played in all 12 games and earned third-team all-conference honors (Phil Steele) as a kickoff returner...Led the team's running backs by averaging 6.6 yards per carry (15 attempts, 99 yards), and added 32 kickoff returns for 778 yards (24.3 avg., fourth in MW)...Finished his career with three kickoff returns of 50-or-more yards, including 74- and 70-yard returns in 2010... In season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), returned the initial 2011 kickoff for 40 yards...In home-opening win over Northern Colorado (Sept. 10), made his season debut in the backfield with a 23-yard scamper in the third quarter; wound up gaining 81 yards on nine carries (9.0 avg.)...In exhilarating win at Utah State (Sept. 24), downed a first-quarter punt at the 2-yard line, helping preserve the Rams' edge in the field-position battle...Entered in first quarter of 38-31 loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 1), replacing an injured Chris Nwoke, and picked up 11 on his first carry...Returned to his 2010 ways in loss at UTEP (Oct. 22), averaging 32.3 yards on three kickoff returns, including a 50-yard burst at the end of the first quarter, answering a Miners TD that had put CSU in a 14-0 hole, and setting up a FG...Sustained a concussion in loss at UNLV (Oct. 29) ...Earned academic all-conference honors following the season.
2010 (Junior): A kickoff-return man and reserve RB, played in 10 games, primarily on special teams...After becoming the nation's leading kickoff returner midway through the season, having overcome several personal trials, was nominated by CSU for the Rudy Award, named after Notre Dame's Rudy Ruettiger... Earned academic all-conference following the season...His 25.8-yard average on kickoff returns ranked seventh in CSU history and among the nation's top 40 in 2010...Also had 13 carries for 52 yards (4.0 avg.)...Did not play in loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), with a respiratory illness...Burst onto the scene at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9), establishing a MWC single-game record with 263 kickoff-return yards, on eight attempts (32.9 avg.), breaking the mark set by teammate Tony Drake four weeks earlier; nearly scored on a second-quarter return that set up a CSU touchdown and went for 70 yards, longest by a CSU player since John Mosure's 90-yard TD vs. Colorado, Aug. 31, 2008...Also in Falcons contest recorded his first carries since high school, with 29 fourth-quarter yards on three carries (9.7 avg.), including a 19-yard run, setting up the Rams' final TD...Then, in his only return of 43-10 win vs. UNLV (Oct. 16), followed his blockers with explosive precision and reeled off a 74-yard return, answering a Rebels touchdown and setting up a second-quarter CSU TD...Despite having never touched the football until two weeks before, entered Week 8 as the nation's leading kickoff returner (37.4 avg.)...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), was limited to just 124 yards on seven returns (17.7 avg.), but still made a critical special-teams play, recovering a muffed punt by Shaky Smithson at the Utes' 16, setting up a second-quarter field goal...On first return in 38-14 win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30), broke into Lobos territory with a 44-yard return, but a holding penalty nullified the big yardage...Aggravated his ankle injury at SDSU (Nov. 6) and dressed but did not play in loss vs. BYU (Nov. 13).
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, exclusively in a special-teams role, where he had nine stops (three solo)...Converted from running back to defensive back during fall camp.
2008 (Freshman): Played in the last 10 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), on most of the Rams' special-teams units...Posted four tackles (three solo)...Voted by coaches the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: A three-year letterman, twice earned all-state accolades at Berthoud (Colo.) High School...The Tri-Valley Conference Player of the Year, team MVP and team captain as a senior, captured his school's touchdowns record and led the team to an unblemished, 10-0 regular-season mark...Lettered three years in football, twice in track and once in basketball...Attended Churchill High School in Eugene, Ore., as a freshman.