2005: Started 17 games, playing every minute of nine games and appearing in 18 contests overall ... tied for sixth on the team with four assists ... tallied two first half assists to help lead the Blue Devils to a 3-2 overtime victory over the College of Charleston on the first day of the Duke/adidas Classic on 9/9 ... also recorded assists in back-to-back ACC contests against Boston College on 9/30 and No. 11 Maryland on 10/7 ... his assist against Boston College came on Spencer Wadsworth’s game-winning goal in the first half of a 3-0 shutout win.
2004: Played in 22 games, making 20 starts on the Blue Devil defense ... was a staple on a defensive unit that held opponents to only 22 goals in 24 games ... also posted one goal and four assists ... his lone goal was a difference-maker, as he scored the unassisted game-winner against East Carolina on 9/22 ... assisted on Owoicho Adogwa’s game-winner against Appalachian State on 9/29 ... assisted on Adogwa’s equalizer in front of 6,350 at home against North Carolina on 10/3 ... served up the assist to Blake Camp’s goal against Virginia in the ACC Tournament, coming off a free kick.
2003: Started 10 of 14 games in which he played ... named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... scored four points on one goal and two assists ... registered his first collegiate assist in a win against Georgia Southern ... notched a goal and an assist in a win over South Florida.
Prep: Was the only freshman to letter at Milton High School before joining the United States Under-17 National Team as a sophomore ... in 2003, named to the Parade Magazine All-America team and selected to play in the McDonald’s All-America High School game ... named to Soccer America’s list of the nation’s top 25 recruits ... played in more than 60 career matches with the U.S. Youth National team in 2002-03 ... in 2003, played in 27 matches, while starting 18 ... in 2002, started 24 of 36 matches while registering two goals and one assist ... as a freshman at Milton, scored eight goals and assisted on 13 others ... played club soccer with the Atlanta Fire ... led the Atlanta Fire to the National Championship in 2002, third place at Nationals in 2001 and two regional championships ... spent time with the U.S. Under-16s in 2001 ... played with the 2000 Under-14 Boys National Team camp and was selected to travel with the Under-14s to Mexico in 2000.
Personal: Son of Mervin and Anita Helton ... born May 20, 1986, in Birmingham, Ala. ... has one brother, Kevin (26), and one sister, Charmagne (34) ... plays the piano in his spare time ... finished high school in three years ... began playing soccer at age four.