Top catching prospect in the early-2000s whose career was never able to take off due to several injuries; he retired a career .300 minor league hitter.
He excelled at football and baseball in high school, playing baseball in during the spring at Seabreeze High School and playing football at Nitro High School in West Virginia.
He was a quarterback at West Virginia University.
He was born in Charleston, West Virginia.
Sure-handed shortstop Jack Wilson was his teammate on the Pirates.