|No. 52, 55, 91|
|Born:||January 28, 1973|
Missouri City, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Willowridge (Houston, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
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