Fresno State: An outstanding athlete who returns for his senior season ... worked his way back into football shape in the spring after missing most of the 2006 season for personal reasons ... had a good spring and will be a major contributor on the Bulldog offense in the fall. (2006) Took a hiatus from the team for personal reasons. (2005) A valuable contributor as a blocking tight end ... had one reception for six yards. (2004) Saw very limited playing time, all off the bench. (2003) Redshirted.
High School: A big and physical tight end ... selected to the Fresno Bee's All-Star second team as an offensive lineman ... selected All-Central Sequoia League on offense and defense ... a big target who is also a devastating blocker ... a standout on the Kingsburg basketball team.
Personal: Born Dec. 10, 1984 ... mother's name is Angelina Tapia ... has two brothers, Jonathan and Omar, and a sister, Janeth ... also recruited by UNLV.