North Central Texas College
Transferred to UT Arlington after playing one seasons at North Central Texas College for head coach Scott Harp... helped lead team to NJCAA Top 20 national ranking and to a 35-20 overall record... went 8-1 with a 2.30 ERA with 49 strikeouts.
John Wood Community College
Began collegiate career in 2008 at John Wood Community College for head coach Greg Wathan... went 8-4 with a 3.90 ERA with 61 strikeouts and allowed 20 walks... named first team All-Conference.
A two-year varsity letterwinner at Humble High School for head coach David Sutton... as a senior, pitched 79.0 innings with 10 complete games while recording 59 strikeouts and a 3.15 ERA... posted a .290 batting average.
Son of Marion and Rhonda Laird... born July 22, 1989... a political science major at UT Arlington.