UTAH: Missed the last two seasons after knee surgery ... injured before the start of the 2003 season and in the first game of 2004 ... received a medical hardship extension from the NCAA in March 2005 ... limited in spring ball, he will challenge for the backup spot at strong safety in August.
2004-Tore his ACL in the first game of the season and had surgery ... named to the Utah Athletics Academic Honor Roll.
2003-ACL surgery in preseason.
2002-Played in all 11 games, mostly for special teams, but also saw time at safety ... made game-saving play as time expired in Utah's 23-18 win over Wyoming, stripping ball from Wyoming receiver in the end zone ... 1 total tackle and 1 forced fumble ... lettered.
2001-Played in six games, mostly for special teams ... 3 total tackles were all against Wyoming.
HIGH SCHOOL: Multi-sport athlete lettered in football, baseball, wrestling, track and swimming at Lahainaluna HS (Hawaii) ... three-time all-conference in football and wrestling ... all-conference swimmer one year ... team captain for football and wrestling teams ... football team won Maui Interscholastic League titles in 1997 and `98.
PERSONAL: Son of Randy and Stacy Casco ... father ran track at Northern Colorado ... two brothers and one sister ... enjoys surfing ... exercise and sport science major ... full name is Christian Kawika Casco ... name is pronounced ka-vee-ka ... born June 30, 1982.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT INT PBU 2001 6/0 1 2 3 0 0 2002 11/0 1 0 1 0 1 Totals 17/0 2 2 4 0 1