He played for the Washington Huskies football team from 1959 to 1961. He also played one year of professional football for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was selected by the Associated Press (Associated Press) as the second-team center on the 1959 All-Pacific Coast football team and as the first-team center on the 1960 All-Pacific Coast football team
He was also selected by the Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise Association, and Football Writers Association of America as the first-team center on the 1960 College Football All-America Team.
He was inducted into the Washington Huskies Hall of Fame in 1987. He died in 1998 as the result of complications from a kidney transplant.