VILLANOVAHard worker who gives maximum effort on each play; Experienced performer who is expected to start along the defensive line; Fundamentally sound player.
2002: Tallied 17 solo stops, 12 assisted tackles for 29 total stops to go with three sacks and two tackles for loss; Made two solo tackles and two assisted stops in season opener at Rutgers; Had one solo tackle against Maine; Recorded one tackle and a sack versus New Hampshire; Tallied two tackles and a sack against Hofstra; Made one tackle against both Penn and UMass; Made a season-high seven tackle and a tackle for loss in win over William & Mary; Registered four solo tackles and an assisted stop at Northeastern; Totaled two tackles and a _ sack versus Delaware; Made two solo tackles against Furman in first round of I-AA playoffs.
2001: Tallied 22 tackles, four tackles for a loss and four sacks; Registered three tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack at Richmond; Had one tackle, a tackle for a loss, a pass break-up and a sack in an overtime win over James Madison; Made one solo stop versus New Haven; Recorded two tackles and 1/2 sack versus UMass; Made two solo tackles at New Hampshire; Credited with two stops at Hofstra; Amassed three tackles, one tackle for a loss and a sack against Delaware; Registered five tackles and a sack in season finale at William & Mary.
2000: Played in five games, tallying nine tackles and two quarterback sacks; Suffered a broken leg in practice on Oct. 10; Had one solo tackle versus Rutgers; Recorded his first career sack in win over Millersville; Registered one solo tackle and one quarterback sack versus Norfolk State; Credited with two stops in loss at James Madison
RANCOCAS VALEY HIGH SCHOOL:
Team Captain; Named second team All-County and All-State; 1998 first team All-South Jersey selection; Recognized as an NJFCA Super 100; Tallied 85 tackles and ten sacks in senior season; Named to Who's Who in High School Sports.
Marketing major; Son of Bernard and Rosemarie Botts; Born 1/13/81 in Hurlburt, Fla.