What got you interested in rugby and why did you join the Crusaders?

I became interested in rugby and the Crusaders because it was a way to get fit and meet new people.

What position(s) do you play?

I'm a forward, specifically a prop.

How long have you played rugby?

This is my first time ever playing rugby. I've always played football.

What do you do for a living?

I currently work at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

What's a fun fact about you?

It may not seem like it, but I'm a huge teddy bear off the field.

What's your favorite thing about rugby?

It's way better than football. There's way more aggression involved. 

Do you have any advice for people who are on the fence about playing?

Do it. You'll see that rugby is safer than you think. There are not as many dirty hits and we all get together afterward becoming a family.

Overall, how has rugby affected your life?

Rugby gave me a way out to do more and become the person I want to be for the future.