2002: Saw limited action as a reserve catcher and designated hitter ... Appeared in 13 games, making two starts against Eastern Michigan 2/23 and Auburn 3/24 as the DH ... Was hitless in 13 at-bats, scoring one run versus Minnesota 3/3 ... Drew a walk versus East Tennessee State 4/17 and was hit twice at Minnesota and Kentucky 4/6.
2001: Spent season as a redshirt, working as a bullpen catcher.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla. ... Honorable Mention Class 5A selection ... As team captain, hit .311 as a senior with four home runs and 20 RBI ... Picked off 12 runners while throwing out six of nine ... Senior team posted a 22-12 record, reaching the Class 5A regional finals ... Selected to Florida Team One Showcase and played in the Area Code Games for top prep prospects ... Missed half of junior campaign due to injury, but still managed to hit .311 with three home runs and 13 RBI while serving as team captain ... He was named first team All-America by the Baseball Factory for juniors ... Batted .300 with two home runs and 19 RBI as a sophomore ... His freshman team finished as the PCAC champions, district champions and sub-regional champions with a 26-4 record ... Coached by Lee Byers.