The first picture is from my senior year at Indiana High School where I anchored the offensive line on a team that won back-to-back CENPAC championships. I weighed close to 260 pounds and was being recruited by dozens of schools, but I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and attend the University of Pittsburgh.

While at Pitt, I played with future NFL stars Tony Siragusa, Jeff Christy, Mark Stepnoski, “Ironhead” Heyward, and Marc Spindler. Unfortunately, a freak foot injury ended my athletic career. (That, and a severe lack of talent.)

Due to my injury, I don't have any action photos from my college career. However, I was recently watching an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary called the
Catholics vs. Convicts that chronicled a legendary football game between Miami and Notre Dame, and I spotted myself on the sidelines during a clip from the Pitt-Notre Dame game. (A game Pitt won, 30-22.)

If you look closely, you can see me on the Pitt sidelines. I'm wearing #74.

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Back when I could kick your ass