He is the most honored lineman in UA history. A part-time starter his first two seasons (the second abbreviated by a leg injury) he emerged in his junior year as a dominant defensive force. He led All-Pac-10 lineman in tackles-for-loss, and was named UA Most Valuable Player, winner of the Morris Award as the Pac-10's top defensive lineman, one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, and Consensus First Team All-America. In 1993 he spearheaded Arizona's nation-leading "Desert Swarm" defense with 53 tackles (14 for loss, eight sacks), was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, UPI Lineman of the Year, Football Writer's Association of America Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year, and Unanimous First Team All-America and received the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman. He played in the Post-season 1993 Senior Bowl and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs.