Enters his senior season as an all-conference candidate after two years as a starter in the Aztec secondary ... Considered by coaches to be one of the secondary's most talented athletes ... Possesses excellent speed and may be the fastest Aztec ... An honorable mention all-league player as a junior.
2003: Finished third on the squad with 68 tackles ... Intercepted two passes (against UNLV and Air Force) ... His interception return against UNLV covered 32 yards and he returned his pick against the Falcons 74 yards for a touchdown ... Also broke up two passes against the Rebels ... Had three tackles for losses and broke up four passes ... Recorded 11 tackles against Utah and had a career-best 12 stops against Air Force, including 10 solo tackles ... Picked up his first career quarterback sack at UTEP.
2002: Started every game except at Idaho when he was sidelined by injury ... Finished second on the team with 83 tackles ... Tied for the team lead and finished seventh in the league with three interceptions ... His picks came against Colorado, Brigham Young and Hawai'i ... Also broke up a pass against the Cougars ... Was 22nd in the league in tackles ... Broke up five passes ... Had a career-best 18 tackles in the road win at Air Force ... Recorded seven tackles in four other games ... Forced a fumble against New Mexico.
2001: Played in all 11 games, seeing most of his action on special teams ... Credited with 13 total tackles, including 10 solo stops ... Had a two-yard tackle for loss at Arizona State ... Recorded a season-high four unassisted tackles at Colorado State.
2000: Redshirted his first season on campus.
High School: Considered to be one of the Bay Area's top athletes coming out of San Leandro High School ... Was a two-year starter at running back and quarterback ... Named to the ANG Newspapers' "Best of the Bay" team ... Was also named to the San Francisco Examiner's all-Bay Area first team ... A 1998 and '99 all-Hayward Area Athletic League first-team selection as a running back ... Named all-HAAL as a corner in '99 ... Rushed for 1,300 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... Compiled 937 yards on the ground as a junior ... Returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior ... Scored on 3-of-4 interceptions as a senior.
Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1982, in Oakland ... Son of Winnetta and Marvin Underwood ... Is a criminal justice major.
Underwood's Career Defensive Stats