Fifth-year senior is one of the top tight ends in the Pac-12 Conference heading into the 2011 season...has appeared in 38 games, including 11 starts, over the past three seasons...has 62 career receptions for 876 yards and eight touchdowns...combination of size, speed, strength and athleticism makes his one of the most versatile tight ends in the country...hybrid tight end who has the ability to stretch the field.
Fleener, a senior out of Illinois, was one of the nation's top tight ends this past season, leading the Cardinal receiving core with 10 touchdowns while also racking up 648 yards on 32 catches. His 20.2 yards per catch average led the club.
Second team All-Pac-10 selection who finished the season with 28 catches for 434 yards and seven touchdowns...ranked as Stanford's third-leading receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Ryan Whalen...touchdown total was second highest behind Baldwin (9)...did not catch a pass in the season opener against Sacramento State, but had 13 catches for 217 yards and four touchdowns over the next six games...had 13 catches for 207 yards in the final six contests...had touchdown receptions at UCLA, at Notre Dame, at Oregon, vs. Washington State and vs. Virginia Tech...had a career-high six receptions for 173 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford's 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl...accounted for three of the four second-half touchdowns on passes from Luck measuring 41, 58 and 38 yards...his 58-yard touchdown reception at the 12:28 mark of the fourth quarter was a career-long.
Team's third-leading receiver with 21 receptions for 266 yards (12.7) and one touchdown...had just two receptions for 20 yards over the first three games of the season before catching a season-high five passes for 57 yards against Washington...his first reception of the game was a career-long 42-yarder...caught at least one pass in the final 10 games of the year (16 total for 246; 15.4 average)...caught three passes for 19 yards in the home win over UCLA...caught one pass in each of the next four games, including a 36-yard reception against Arizona State...had two catches for 28 yards at USC, including his first career touchdown reception on a 24-yard pass from Andrew Luck at the 13:10 mark of the fourth quarter...had four receptions for 56 yards against Notre Dame...had one catch for eight yards in the Sun Bowl vs. Oklahoma.
Appeared in all 12 games to earn his first varsity letter...caught 13 passes for 176 yards (13.5)...caught passes in all but four games...caught two passes in the season-opener against Oregon State before going eight games until his second multiple-reception game against Washington State...caught two passes for 30 yards against the Cougars, including a 26-yarder from Jason Forcier...hauled in a career-high four passes for 76 yards in the Big Game at California...was on the receiving end of a 32-yard pass from Tavita Pritchard on Stanford's second possession of the game...also caught a 24-yard pass from Pritchard in the fourth quarter.
Coby has the size to play tight end and the speed to play wide receiver ... He caught 34 balls for 706 yards (20.4 average) and eight touchdowns as a senior while earning a reputation as one of the state's top prospects ... Scout.com ranked him as the No. 17 recruit in Illinois and No. 1 tight end, as well as No. 39 among tight ends nationally ... Rivals.com ranked him No. 15 in the state and the No. 40 tight end prospect in the country ... PrepStar named him to its All-Midwest Team while Tom Lemming named him to the All-State team ... Following his senior season, he earned All-Conference, All-Area, All-State and Academic All-State honors ... Played safety, tight end and wide receiver as a junior ... Also a standout basketball player ... All-Area selection as a junior in basketball.
Born September 20, 1988 ... Undeclared major ... Member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and an Illinois State Scholar.