Fresno State: One of the fastest players on the team with a time of 4.34 in the 40-yard dash ? one of the top cornerbacks in the conference a year ago ? a great athlete who has excelled in the secondary and on special teams ? also competed on the Fresno State track team last spring, running the 100 meters and on the 4x100 relay. (2000) Led the Bulldogs with four interceptions ? played in all 12 games, starting eight ? had interceptions in four consecutive games from Oct. 14 through Nov. 4 ? had five pass breakups ? joined Dante Marsh to form one of the better cornerback duos in the WAC ? had an interception against Nevada which he nearly returned for a touchdown, eventually being stopped at the 2-yard line ? had a season-high six tackles against San Jose State. (1999) Scored a touchdown off a blocked punt vs. Oregon State ? played in 11 games and had 25 tackles ? had one interception with a 22-yard return ? had four pass breakups and one fumble recovery. (1998) Played in 10 of 11 games ? recorded five tackles against UTEP, all solo ? recovered one fumble ? had his most productive game of the season against Hawai?i with six tackles (four solo). (1997) Sat out while fulfilling academic requirements.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Edison (Fresno, Calif.) High School ... was a two-time first-team All-North Yosemite League selection and the league?s specialist of the year as a senior in 1996 ... averaged 22.4 yards per catch, latching on to 24 passes for 538 yards ... joined high school teammate Atnaf Harris in signing a letter of intent with the Bulldogs ... three-year varsity letterman ... had a personal best of 10.46 in the 100 meters, which briefly led the nation, as a junior.
Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1977, in Fresno, Calif. ... son of Juanita Holland and Gregory Sams ... has two brothers and two sisters ... also considered Washington, UNLV, Colorado State and San Jose State ? first name is pronounced: tie-REE.
STATISTICS Year G-GS Solo Asst. Total TL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. 1998 10-0 11 7 18 0-0 0-0 1999 11-0 16 9 25 0-0 0-0 2000 12-8 24 16 40 1-2 0-0 Totals 33-8 61 32 83 1-2 0-0