2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Only appeared in one game, suffering a concussion in the season-opener at North Carolina State ... Following the injury, decided to quit playing football for medical reasons.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in three games for WCU along the offensive line and on special teams.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western: A four-year scholar athlete who played varsity his final two seasons as a prep ... Billed as a tough lineman with excellent feet ... Graded out at 87-percent for the season according to his high school coaches to earn Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... Recorded 78 pancake blocks over his final two seasons including a career-best 58 as a senior to garner All-Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference honors ... Helped anchor an offensive line that produced rushing and passing totals over 3,100 yards ... Off the gridiron, wrestled for four years.
Personal: Is the son of Jim and Marla Kurzec ... Has two siblings, Brittny and Megan.