High School: Three-time district pitcher of the year for Hillcrest High School ... Four-time all-district honoree ... Six-time Dallas Morning News Player of the Week ... Four-year varsity starter ... Earned Hillcrest High School Male Athlete of the Year honors ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Other: Played for the prestigious Dallas Knights Baseball Club, perennial AABC Connie Mack championship contenders.
Personal: Born on September 20, 1983 ... Son of Jeanette Collora ... Exercise and Sports Science major ... Enjoys playing poker, grilling and landscaping ... Nickname is "Tex" ... Future plans include owning a baseball training facility and coaching ... Favorite professional sports team is the Oakland Athletics ... Dream vacation is to "go to Greece and relax on a rooftop patio overlooking the Mediterranean."