Played as a running back for Lexington High School from 1977-1980. During his junior season he ran for 1,300 yards with 18 touchdowns. He was selected to first team All-State, All-Area, All-County, and was voted team most valuable player. During his senior season he ran for 1,726 yards with 26 touchdowns. He was voted first team All-State, All-Area, All-County, and voted team’s most valuable offensive player. He was named Mr. Lexington High School and received the Don Michael Award his senior year.