This photograph is from my senior year at Indiana High School where I anchored the line on a team that won back-to-back CENPAC championships. At the time, I weighed close to 260 pounds and was being recruited by dozens of schools. But after careful consideration, I decided to follow 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.)

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Back when I could kick your ass!!!