- Played linebacker and defensive tackle for Dartmouth College.
- Took acting lessons in New York City.
- Worked as a financial consultant for two years after college to save enough money to finance his training.
- Won Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004 (he missed the gold medal in 2004 when he fouled on his last attempt).
- Assists in coaching at the University of Virginia.
- Has worked as a reporter for TV stations in Virginia.
- Sarah Kate — Sister
- Caroline Grace Nelson — Daughter
- Laci Braswell — Wife
- Grant — Brother
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States (BA in Government, 1997); University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia (2008)
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