Will look for playing time on the offensive line in 2008... worked his way into the starting line-up on the offensive line in 2006, starting six games at left guard... received important experience on the offensive line as a freshman, starting three games at right guard due to injuries.
2007: Did not see varsity action.
2006: Appeared in ten games on the offensive line as a sophomore, starting six at left guard... helped Fordham rush for over 1,300 yards and pass for 1,482 more.
2005: Appeared in four games on the offensive line as a freshman, starting three... blocked for James Prydatko who became the second Fordham running back on the NCAA I-AA level to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season
Before Fordham: A graduate of Central High School in Erie, Pennsylvania... a four-year letterman with the football team...a four-year starter, starting 35 games over his high school career... earned All-Region honors in 2003 and 2004... 2004 Ron Costello Football Award recipient... named All-Northwest Conference all four years.... served as a team captain in 2003 and 2004... starter in the 2005 Save an Eye game... named Lions Club Player of the Week... also a four-year starter with the wrestling team... state qualifier in wrestling in 2004 and 2005, the first state qualifier to come out of Central High School in eleven years... served as a captain of the wrestling team all four years... ranked fifth in the state at heavyweight as a senior... had a 19-1 record in 2004-05 and a career record of 87-30... All-Northwest Conference selection in 2004... All-Metro in wrestling in 2004 and 2005... MVP of the wrestling team as a junior and senior... also a three-year member of the track and field squad... finished second in the district in the shot put in 2004... earned 11 total varsity letters in high school... recipient of the Owen Kelly Award as the school's Outstanding Male Athlete in 2005... served as a volunteer coach for Coach DiPaolo's Middle School Football camps.
Personal: Born August 4, 1986... son of Suzanne and Richard Welton... has an older sister (Paige), four younger sisters (Lindsey, Rebecah,Rachael and Tina) and a younger brother (Andrew)... majoring in Business Administration.