NFL Draft: Chosen in the fourth round by the New York Jets.
Fresno State: One of the top interior linemen in the nation was named to the Lombardi and Outland Award watch lists a strong and physical player who has developed into one of the best down linemen in school history a three-time first-team All-WAC honoree a pass rusher who defends the run very well very quick off the ball started in 44 of his 59 career games had a tackle in 45 consecutive games, the longest streak on the team regarded by the coaches in the WAC as the leagues best interior lineman his being double-teamed nearly every game led to big years for nose tackle Jason Stewart and first-team All-WAC end Nick Burley.
(2001) WAC Defensive Player of the Year selected first-team All-WAC for the third consecutive year a Sporting News second-team All-America pick paced a FS defense that was tops in the conference and 18th in the nation in rushing defense started all 14 games despite being double-teamed nearly every game, still led the WAC in sacks (12) and tackles for loss (21) he was also in the top 10 in the nation in both categories the entire season was a blackshirt recipient after each game and in 24 of the 25 games the past two seasons eighth on the team in tackles with 58 second on the team with 17 quarterback hurries had the only interception of his career against San Jose State had a tackle for loss in 11 of 14 games had a season-high seven tackles against Colorado State racked up three sacks against Oregon State had four tackles for loss against Louisiana Tech tabbed as a first round pick in the NFL Draft by ESPNs Mel Kiper.
(2000) Had a dominating season, finishing with 16 tackles for loss, second-best on the team and second-best in the WAC rated one of the 20 best defensive linemen by The Sporting News led the team with 14 quarterback hurries was a blackshirt recipient a team-high 11 times along with nose tackle Thabiti Lockhart, formed perhaps the best tackle combination in the conference had a strong game at No. 17 TCU, posting eight tackles, two for loss and one sack his 50 tackles was eighth-best on the team seemed to have a major impact on every defensive play, even when he doesnt make a tackle was the quickest player off the snap on the team and maybe quicker than anyone in the WAC.
(1999) Emerged as one of the best defensive linemen in the WAC selected first-team All-WAC and was Fresno States nominee for WAC Defensive Player of the Year ranked second in the WAC in tackles for losses with 15 for 47 yards had a team-high nine quarterback hurries had five sacks for 24 yards excelled against running teams and was nearly impossible to stop in the middle had three batted passes, forced two fumbles and blocked a field goal attempt finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 80 had a season-high 10 tackles vs. Tulsa, including seven solos had nine tackles against Rice had eight tackles, including three solos vs. TCU, limiting NCAA rushing leader LaDanian Tomlinson to a season-low 49 yards.
(1998) Pressed into service at right tackle, starting seven games ... recorded 39 tackles in 11 games third on the team with five tackles against Texas Tech led the team with two fumble recoveries.
(1997) Sat out while fulfilling academic requirements.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Fontana (Calif.) High School ... first-team All-Citrus Belt League and All-Inland Valley selection as a senior in 1996 ... totaled 63 unassisted tackles, 24 assisted stops, eight sacks and three pass deflections ... played on a team that went 11-1-1 ... attended A.B. Miller High School in Fontana his sophomore and junior seasons where he was a two-time All-San Andreas League selection.
Personal: Born Sept. 6, 1979, in Fontana, Calif. ... mothers name is Darlene Darby, fathers name is Alan Harper ... has one sister on track to graduate in May 2002 with a degree in sociology.
STATISTICS Year G-GS Solo Asst. Total TL-Yds Sacks-Yds 1998 11-7 18 21 39 2-7 1-6 1999 13-13 39 41 80 15-47 5-24 2000 12-11 31 25 56 16-61 3-23 2001 14-14 38 20 58 21-102 12-79 TOTALS 50-45 126 107 233 54-217 21-132