Oct. 20, 2010
I chose Tulane because... I wanted to get an education from a first class university and have the opportunity to play baseball at the Division I level.
The best part about playing baseball at Tulane is... the playing surface. It makes for minimal field work after practices and games.
My goals for this season are... to recover from shoulder surgery and be ready to help the team the next time I take the mound.
Do you have any pregame rituals/superstitions? No, I don't really have any.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of baseball? Plyaing Halo on Xbox.
If you could play for any MLB team, who would it be? I don't have a favorite team. I would play for any team that gave me an opportunity.
Who was your idol growing up? Nolan Ryan, because he was such a hard-nosed pitcher who got the job done any way he could.
What was your greatest memory from last season? I had to be throwing three scoreless innings against Ole Miss at home.
If you were not playing baseball, what would you be doing? I would be developing a multi-million dollar company/invention/service.
What music do you like to listen to before a game? I listen to a little Jay-Z and some Lil Wayne.
What is your hidden talent? I am a world class Halo player on Xbox.
What is your favorite type of animal? A dog, because they will love you, win or lose, no matter what.
Why did the chicken cross the road? to escape from his pen.
What is your favorite thing about New Orleans? The weather is amazing.
If you were going to be stranded on an island and could have 3 things with you, what 3 items would you take with you? A satellite phone, a lighter and a swiss army knife.
Vanilla or Chocolate? Vanilla.
What is the best road stadium/atmosphere that you have been in? I love LSU. I thrive when the crowd is hostile and their faces are right on top of you.
One word that describes you as a person... Competitive.