Once a highly prized recruit, injuries have hindered his development...Appears poised for a breakout season and is a front-runner for a starting job...Has reliable hands, a good burst and natural instincts...A team leader, who has put in extra work during the off-season.
2005: Played in all but one game, mainly on special teams...Made his first, career catch against Union College.
2004: Played in one game.
2002: Played in eight games and recorded 14 tackles.
High School: Honorable mention all-state and first team All-Northeast Ohio as both a junior and senior... Recorded 25 catches and five interceptions his senior year...Also lettered in basketball and track...Participated in student council and French club.
Worth Knowing: As a youth, his Little League team won the state championship...Earned his undergrad in speech communication and is pursing master's in workforce education...Son of John and Luella Upthegrove...Born November 6, 1983.