A veteran player who is being counted on to fill a critical role as a starter at the right guard position ... has a tremendous amount of experience as he's been a member of the travelling squad the last three years, including eight starts over the last two seasons ... has played both guard and tackle during his career, but is slated to play inside this season...strength is evidenced by a 420-pound bench press ... graduated from high school as a 16-year-old and delayed his entrance to Cal for one semester, meaning he's had the benefit of four full spring practices.
1998: earned a starting assignment at right tackle in the season-opener against Houston, but then moved to right guard where he started the next six games ... finished the season as a reserve the final four games of the season.
1997: was slated to be a part of the playing rotation in '97, but sprained a knee in the final fall scrimmage and sat out the first three weeks of the season...came back to play in short-yardage situations at Louisiana Tech...earned his first collegiate start the next week at left guard against Washington, but lasted only 13 plays before going down with an ankle sprain...came back two weeks later at UCLA to block in PAT and field goal situations, and stayed in that capacity the rest of the season.
1996: was a member of the Cal traveling squad as a reserve guard, but did not see any action.
1995: a redshirt who enrolled at Cal during the 1995 spring semester and spent the '95 season on the scout team.
High School/Personal: Earned first-team all-state honors (medium-sized schools) in addition to first team league honors at Atascadero HS...also was a member of the All-Western Region team as picked by BlueChip Illustrated...led team to a 13-1 record and the CIF Southern Section Division IX championship as a senior...is an excellent student who came to Cal with a 3.4 HS GPA...served as a role model in the DARE anti-drug program in high school...chose Cal after considering offers from Arizona State, Iowa and Oregon State...majoring in environmental economics at Cal and would like to pursue a career in corporate agriculture or water regulation following graduation...parents are Michael and Margaret Doherty...born Jan. 8, 1977 in Paso Robles, CA.