2005 (Sophomore): Appeared in 51 games with 48 starts in centerfield...Batted .289-8-38 overall and .245-4-18 in SEC action...Had 16 multi-hit games...Delivered a pinch-hit solo home run for lone run in 7-1 loss at East Carolina...Finished a home run shy of the cycle in 3-for-5, 4 RBI effort in win over Tenn. Tech...Went 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI in win over Ga. State...Batted .455 (5-for-11) in UK series...Game-tying 3-run blast in the 3rd inn. of 6-3 win over #21 Miss. State plus big-time catch crashing into the wall in center...Went 2-for-4, 2R, 2RBI in 11-8 win over #6 Ga. Tech at Turner Field...Leadoff walk-off solo HR to beat Vanderbilt 4-3 in game one of series...Big 2-out, 2-run single off Auburn's John Madden to break 5-5 tie in the 6th as Georgia went on to win 7-5...Posted a career-high 12-game hitting streak (.313, 15-for-48, 10R, 14 RBI, 2 HR) that ended May 17th...Went 3-6, HR, 3RBI in 10-6 (11) win at Winthrop...Fielded .968 with three errors and four assists in 93 total chances.
2004 (Freshman): Named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball...Batted .288 with five home runs and 35 in 66 games including 63 starts...Went 8-for-13 in stolen base attempts...Hit .257-1-11 in SEC action...Batted .209-0-5 in NCAA post-season including .294 (5-for-17) with four RBI in the College World Series...Had a 10-game hitting streak during the season...Recorded 96 putouts, four assists and only one error on the year in right field...Made ESPN "Web Gems" twice with diving catches in the NCAA Super Regional against Ga. Tech in Atlanta.
High School: A graduate of South Gwinnett where he played for coach Roger Parham...Batted .372-7-36 with 14 doubles, four triples and 10 stolen bases as a senior in leading the Comets to a state quarterfinals finish...A three-time First Team All-County selection and team Hitting Award honoree...Owns school career records for at bats, hits, home runs, doubles, RBI and games played....Batted .437 with six home runs and 38 RBI as a junior...Selected as a member of the Junior Team Georgia and went on to win team MVP honors as the squad captured the Sunbelt Classic Tournament...Batted .427-10-43 as a sophomore...Hit .361-7-23 as a freshman and hit a grand slam against Duluth to win the region championship...Also lettered three years in football as a quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver.
Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1983 in Conyers, Ga...Son of Joe and Linda Side...Major: Education.