Has seen action in 11 games (nine starts) . . . recipient of the team's Up Front Award (outstanding offensive lineman) . . . recorded his second 100-yard receiving game of the season with 102 yards on five catches vs. Northwestern, including a career-long 44-yard reception . . . missed nearly three entire games with an ankle injury: left the Indiana game in the first quarter and did not return; did not play vs. Iowa; saw limited action at No. 23 Michigan . . . recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game with six catches for 112 yards, including a 10-yard TD reception, against Eastern Michigan.
Was named the John Mackey Award and College Football Performance Awards National Tight End of the Week . . . hauled in six catches for 52 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . had three catches for 48 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, at Central Michigan . . . had seven receptions for 65 yards against No. 24 Boise State.
Played for Coach George Porritt at Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's . . . suffered a knee injury in the 2008 season opener and missed the next seven games . . . played in only two games as a senior and had four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown . . . earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors in 2007 . . . named first-team All-North as a linebacker by The Detroit News . . . also selected second-team all-metro as a linebacker . . . led the Eaglets in receptions as a junior with 29 for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three TDs . . . 11 of his 29 catches resulted in gains of 20 or more yards . . . recorded 39.5 tackles in 2007, with seven resulting in losses including 2.5 sacks . . . caught six passes for 64 yards vs. East Grand Rapids . . . produced a season-high 7.5 tackles vs. Renaissance, with 3.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage including 1.5 sacks . . . had five catches for 83 yards vs. Detroit Catholic Central . . . caught two passes for 121 yards vs. Divine Child . . . returned a fumble 28 yards for a score vs. Toledo St. Francis .
Named to the Associated Press Class A All-State Team (first team/10-man roster) after averaging 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior . . . second-team all-state selection by the Detroit Free Press in 2008-09 . . . finished fourth in the voting for the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award as a senior .
"You look at his career, Year 1 he plays sparingly," offensive coordinator Dan Roushar said in August, 2012. "Year 2 he's away from the football team. Year 3 we've got an optimistic look on his season and he develops a number of injuries. It started in his lower body, moved to his neck and shoulder area, then to the thumb. Some of those things you have to learn to play through and fight.
2011: Limited by a wrist hand, and went the final seven games without a reception.
2008: Missed seven games as a high school senior due to a knee injury.
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