High School: He earned All-Bay Football League second team honors as a 2009 senior running back, wide receiver, defensive back and defensive lineman at Harker High in San Jose (Calif.). As a 2008 junior, he ran for 113 yards on 13 carries (8.7 avg.), caught 2 passes for 17 yards (8.5 avg.) with 1 TD, returned 6 kickoffs for 156 yards (26.0 avg.) and made 11 tackles with 4 sacks. He also played volleyball at Harker.