2008: Played in four games.
2007: Did not see any action.
2006: Did not play while battling a shoulder injury.
High School: Won Offensive Lineman of the Year honors in the North Yosemite League ... moved to left tackle prior to his senior year after playing his first three seasons at tight end ... his big wingspan and quick feet earned him California Top 100 notice by several recruiting services, including SuperPrep (No. 59), Rivals.com (No. 83) and Scout.com (No. 87) ... named to SuperPrep's All-Far West team ... rated the No. 61 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... member of two valley championships in one year, as his football team (8-5 in 2003) and basketball team (18-6 in 2004) both captured titles ... also played baseball, winning the Coach's Award in both 2002 and 2003.
Personal: Parents are Jill and Brian Laird ... many members of his family have attended Cal, including father, Brian ('81), and grandfather ('50) ... has worked as a ranch hand for his grandparents in the summer, mostly driving a tractor ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
Last Updated:May 1, 2009