Played in 11 games, including four as a starter ... Ended the year with 13 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble.
A Super Prep All-American ... An All-State and All-Conference performer for coach Doug Scheel at Morrilton HS ... Rated the No. 4 recruit in the state of Arkansas by Hootens Magazine ... Regarded as the No. 43 recruit in the nation by Rivals100.com and the 89th best recruit by Max Emfinger ... Registered 65 tackles as a senior to go along with six sacks, two fumble recoveries, two pass breakups, 11 tackles for loss, and two blocked kicks ... Collected 17 tackles and two sacks against Harrison HS ... Lettered in football, track and basketball ... Was on the 2000 and 2001 state champion track teams and earned All-State honors in the shot put both years.
Son of Lena Payne ... Born December 18, 1983 ... Majoring in Concrete Industry Management.