|Birthdate:||1983-10-23||Years:||2 HAM / 4 CFL|
Signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on January 8, 2014.
2013: Signed as a free agent by the NFL’s Oakland Raiders on August 27…released by the team following training camp on August 31.
2012: Signed as a free agent by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers on March 6…played 10 games with the Panthers, hitting 7 of 10 field goals (70%) and all 23 PATs…averaged 58.2 yards per kickoff…was waived by the Panthers on November 20.
2011: Played all 18 games in his first season with the Tiger-Cats after being traded by the Edmonton Eskimos on March 21…finished tied for second in the CFL in kicking points with 197, connecting on 49 of 55 field goals (89.1%) and all 46 PATs…averaged 41.6 yards per punt and 60.3 yards per kickoff…set a Ticats single-season record with a field goal percentage of 89.1%...tied career-high for field goals in single-game with seven vs. the B.C. Lions on October 22…named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week twice, for his performance in week’s 3 and 17, and CFL Special Teams Player of the Month for July…named East Division All-Star for the first time…was nominated as the team’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Playoffs: Played in both of the Ticats playoff games.
2010: Spent four games on the reserve list with the Edmonton Eskimos after signing as a free agent on October 14…signed with the Toronto Argonauts on September 12…played four games for the Argos, connecting on seven of 10 field goal attempts…was waived by Toronto on October 12…signed with the NFL’s Washington Redskins on June 6…was released by the Redskins on June 14…was claimed off of waivers by the NFL’s Detroit Lions on June 17…was waived by the Lions on June 29…also spent time with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks.
2009: Played in 17 games with the Toronto Argonauts after signing as a free agent on April 16…connected on 40 of 46 field goals (87.0%) and all 22 PATs…averaged 42.3 yards per punt and 60.3 yards per kickoff…nominated as the team’s Most Outstanding Special Teams player…tied an Argos record with seven field goals against B.C. on August 14…named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week in week 7 and CFL Special Teams Player of the Month for August.
2008: Signed with the NFL’s St. Louis Rams on February 12…was released by the Rams on August 26.
2007: Selected by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft…played in one game, connecting on one of two field goal attempts…spent most of the season on the Chiefs practice roster.
Played four years at UCLA (2003-06)…connected on 70 of 88 (79.5%) field goal attempts and 147 of 148 PATs…his 70 field goals and 357 points were the second-highest totals in school history…set a new school record with six 50-yard field goals…named a first-team All-American in 2006…earned unanimous First-Team All-Pac 10 honours in 2006.
Born October 23, 1983 in Fremont, California…played football and soccer at San Jose High School.