Fresno State: A former walk-on player who has is coming off his best season ... coming off an injury that prohibited him from participating in spring drills ... a hard worker and physical player ... an excellent student ... cut in the mold of former Bulldog Emanuel Sanchez, who now plays in the CFL ... has good speed and instincts. (2007) Suffered a season-ending injury that stopped his best season as a Bulldog ... saw considerable time on defense and special teams before the injury ... had seven tackles in three games. (2006) A special teams stalwart who saw time on defense at outside linebacker ... played in eight games, registering seven tackles ... selected to the Academic All-WAC team and to the Kiwanis Torch of Excellence. (2005) Sat out the year as a medical redshirt.
High School: Lettered in football three years, playing linebacker and running back ... three-time all-league selection ... two-time all-district honoree ... participated in all-star game in 2005 ... coached by Chris Johnson.
Personal: Born Apr. 21, 1987 in Tracy, Calif ... parents are Richard and Cathie Machado ... has three brothers: Richie, Randy and Riley ... hobbies include snowboarding, working out and playing video games ... favorite athletes are Walter Payton and Jack Tatum ... admires his family the most because "they are always helping me succeed."