As team captain, was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2006 at Creighton University. Named first-team All-MVC in 2006 and second-team All-MVC in 2005. Also named MVC Offensive Player of the Week 4 times in his collegiate career.
Named Tennessee Player of the Year as a high school senior in 2002. Played youth soccer for Memphis Futbol Club for 9 years under coach Richard Bute.
One of six children. Majored in psychology at Creighton. Enjoys watching Seinfeld re-runs and reading books by one of his favorite authors, Greg Iles.