Fresno State: Versatile offensive lineman who can play either center or guard ? very strong player who provides experience to the offensive front ? enters fall camp No. 1 on the depth chart at center. (2000) Started eight games at three different positions ? left guard, right guard and center ? five of his starts came at right guard, where he received most of his playing time. (1999) Started 12 games, the last 10 at right guard ? entered the season as a projected backup but was thrown into the starting lineup due to injuries and responded well ? started two games (Oregon State and UCLA) at center ? had a solid season and was part of the group that set a school record, allowing just 13 quarterback sacks. (1998) Started five games at center as a redshirt freshman as injuries took their toll on the offensive line. (1997) Redshirted.
High School: A 1997 graduate of Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.) High ... consensus all-state selection as a senior in 1996 ... was a two-way starter who played both right guard and defensive tackle ... also handled the team's long-snapping duties ... a team captain who earned all-district and All-Metro honors and was the Metro Conference Lineman of the Year ... played on an undefeated (13-0) state championship team in the large schools division in 1996 ... was a two-year starter ... in 1995, LaVista went 11-2 and finished second in the state playoffs.
Personal: Born March 21, 1979, in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... son of Willard Stovall and Pauline Daniel ... has two brothers and two sisters ... his mother is a civilian employee in the Air Force ? nickname is "Stump."