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He was born on June 16, 1984 in Temple City. He attended highschool at Temple City High. He's currently taking up a sociology major at USC.
During his sophomore year in 2000, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team, All-CIF Division X and All-Area. Where he recorded 9 interceptions. He also had 31 interceptions. During this time, he was a 4-year starter. He also played basketball and baseball at Temple City. His head coach in football at Temple City was ex-USC fullback Mike Mooney.
He made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium Schools first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Division X first team and Pasadena Star News Player of the Year. Where he had 62 tackles, 9 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles in 2001, and returned 3 punts and a kickoff for touchdowns.
In the 2002 season, he became a Super Prep All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Defensive Back MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Medium School first team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division X Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Gabriel Valley MVP, Pasadena Star News Player of the Year choice as a senior at Temple City High. He also had 80 tackles and 9 interceptions as a defensive back in 2002, while on offense as a running back and wide receiver he ran for 1,200 yards and caught 46 passes for 800 yards. He scored 29 touchdowns, including a California state record 8 while returning kicks and set 6 school records.
He was redshirted as a freshman in 2003, his first year at USC and began the season playing safety and cornerback, but was moved to wide receiver in midseason.
In the 2004 season, he was switched to tailback prior to 2004 spring practice and was a reserve there as a redshirt freshman in 2004. He was also USC's 2004 Special Teams Player of the Year
He served as a backup tailback during his sophomore year in 2005, where he played on special teams and also returned kickoffs for his second season. But he tore ligaments in his right knee at Notre Dame and had surgery, sidelining him for the rest of the 2005 season.
In the 2006 season, he was fully recovered from a 2005 knee injury, the exciting, quick, and will push for playing time at tailback as a junior in 2006. He'll likely miss 2006 spring drills while recuperating from 2005 knee surgery.
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