First-team All-ACC performer for the second straight year ... A semifinalist for the 2010 Mackey Award ... Tied for ninth in school history with 13 career touchdown receptions, the highest mark among returning players ... Ranked third on the team in receiving with 35 catches for 369 yards ... Pulled down the longest catch of his career, a 37-yarder, in the win over Boston College ... A first-team preseason all-conference choice according to Phil Steele's College Preview ... An honorable mention preseason All-American according to Consensus Draft Services ... Only the third tight end in school history to earn first-team All-ACC honors ... Earned the team's Bo Rein Award, given to the players who "makes a vital contribution in an unsung role." ... One of four N.C. State players who were facing charges of marijuana possession from an April incident, but charges were dropped as a judge ruled officers illegally performed a search inside an apartment, according to WTVD-TV. An arrest warrant was obtained after the initial entry into the apartment, but the original entry was ruled unconstitutional and the charges against all four players eventually dropped.
Named a first-team All-ACC performer after leading all league tight ends in receptions ... The Wolfpack's second-leading receiver with 40 catches, he led the team for much of the season ... Named to the midseason `watch' list for the Mackey Trophy, he was the only ACC player to make the list and one of just three sophomores ... Named to Phil Steele's mid-season All-ACC first team ... Had six grabs for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Gardner-Webb, all three marks were career bests ... Also had six catches at Wake Forest ... Scored six TDs on the season.
Talented young player who started six games in 2008 - four when the Pack's two most experienced tight ends were out with injuries and two when the team opened with two tight ends ... Scored the Pack's first touchdown in the romp at North Carolina - he held on to a 17-yard reception despite getting hammered at the goalline ... Led the team in receiving with five grabs against East Carolina, gaining 58 yards including a 30-yard bomb and the late fourth-quarter game-tying score against East Carolina ... The Pack's fifth-leading receiver with 18 catches for 201 yards... Ranked second on the team with four TD receptions ... In for more snaps (404) from scrimmage than any other Wolfpack tight end ... A 2009 preseason second-team All-ACC choice by Phil Steele's College Football Preview and a third-team choice by Athlon Sports.
Talented athlete who played football, basketball and baseball in high school ... Reeled in eight touchdowns as a senior ... Earned all-conference honors and all-area honors ... A member of the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team ... Played both tight end and defensive end for New Hanover HS under head coach Kevin Motsinger ... Majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management ... Born 5/11/89.