2008 OUTLOOK Returning starter at cornerback who teams with fellow returning starter Carl Gettis to give the Tigers a proven tandem of pass defenders on the edge of the field ... Opens fall camp atop the depth at one cornerback spot, where he started the last two games of the 2007 season, and three times overall ... Is a solid run supporter and has good ball skills in pass defense situations.
2007 SEASON Has come on strong late in the year to play significant minutes at CB, making 2 starts in the last half of the season, including at Colorado and vs. Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game ... Is listed as the starter on one side for the Cotton Bowl ... Made a career-high seven tackles (six solo) against Nebraska ... Then had five stops against Oklahoma ... Recorded three tackles against the high-scoring Texas Tech offense ... Matched his career high with seven stops against Iowa state ... Followed a pair of tackles against Colorado with a six-stop performance against Texas A&M ... Made four tackles at Kansas State, then five against Kansas and four at the Big 12 Championship against Oklahoma ... Added his first career interception against Kansas, returning it 49 yards, setting up a Tiger TD.
2006 SEASON Redshirted in his first season in the program, working as part of the practice squad.
JUNIOR COLLEGE Was a big-play performer at Diablo Valley College, where he was named a Second-Team JUCO All-American by J.C. Gridwire after he intercepted eight passes in 2005 (he also had two more TDs called back due to defensive penalties) ... Also returned one interception for a TD and recovered two fumbles ... Ranked as the No. 89 overall junior college prospect at any position, according to Rivals, and as the No. 12 defensive back by the same outlet ... Named the Golden Gate Conference defensive MVP in 2005, and was a First-Team All-Conference performer ... Was named to the California Community College Football Coaches' Association All-State team both years at Diablo Valley ... Grabbed eight interceptions as a freshman in 2004, to tie for the state lead in that category.
HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in football for two years at Pinole Valley High School, where he had five career interceptions, and was an All-Conference performer as a senior ... Also played basketball and competed in track as a prep athlete ... Junior college coach - Ralph Depew ... High school coach - Steve Alameda.
PERSONAL Mother - Darline Sanders ... Is interested in studying psychology at Mizzou, and he lists playing chess and swimming among his hobbies ... Chose Mizzou over Utah, Marshall, Kansas State, New Mexico, Oregon, Oregon State and Indiana, among others ... Primary Mizzou recruiter - Matt Eberflus.