HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Attended Skyline High School...as a SOPHOMORE, earned 4A All-State honors by the Associated Press after making 176 total tackles including 110 solo...as a JUNIOR, helped SHS to a state championship and named 4A All-State by the Associate Press after making 153 total tackles including 122 solo...as a SENIOR, helped SHS repeat as state champions...was named First Team All-State by the Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune and 4A All-State by the ¬Associated Press after making 55 tackles including 40 solo, two sacks and one interception...missed four games due to an injury...selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, led the West team with six tackles, including three solo...named a red chip prospect, one of Washington's top 20 prospects by the Seattle Times...rated four stars ESPN.com and three stars by Rivals.com..ranked the No. 25 middle linebacker prospect in the country and the No. 5 overall prospect in Washington by ESPN.com...one of 14 linebackers named to the Western 100 by the Tacoma News Tribune...named an honorable mention Northwest Nugget by theTacoma News Tribune.
Father, Scott, started at linebacker for the Cougars 1977-80 and played five seasons in NFL for the New Orleans Saints...grandfather, John, played end for WSU 1953-55 and his great grandfather, Carl Gustafson, played flanker for the Cougars from 1925-27 and was given WSU's Fred Bohler Award for inspiration...uncle, Steve, played quarterback at Washington and later played eight years in the NFL, five for the Dallas Cowboys and three for the Kansas City Chiefs.