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Top receiving tight end in his fourth year, including third as a starter...has started 24 career games third-most among Tiger offensive players; that includes starts in each of the last three bowl games, the only active Tiger to do so on offense...has played 38 of the 39 games...veteran of 1,397 snaps; he has 30 career receptions for a 10.6-yard average and four receiving touchdowns...First-Team Academic All-ACC in 2007...had 45 knockdown blocks as a sophomore and has 72 in his career...had a solid 2009 Spring Game; he was the game's top receiver with five catches for 86 yards, including a 38-yard reception...#40 tight end in the nation by Phil Steele.
Top receiving tight end who was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection in 2007… had 12 receptions for 160 yards and three touchdowns last year…had two catches for 41 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown, against The Citadel…named offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches against S.C. State when he had two catches for 27 yards a touchdown…had his third receiving touchdown at #24 Florida State…had two receptions for 19 yards at Boston College, including an important third-down on a key drive in the fourth quarter…had one catch for 23 yards against Duke…has played 38 of the 39 games the last three years, including 24 as a starter… started 10 games last year after starting 11 games last year…veteran of 1,397 snaps; he has 30 career receptions for a 10.6-yard average…has four career receiving touchdowns…had at least one catch in seven games last year…Gator Bowl was his third consecutive start in a bowl game… had one catch in each of first two bowl games...had 18 knockdown blocks this year.
Top receiver among Tiger tight ends in terms of receptions with 13 for 128 yards in 2006...had one touchdown catch; it was a two-yarder from Cullen Harper at Maryland...started 11 of the 13 games this season...did not play against Louisiana-Monroe due to injury...had two catches for 33 yards at Georgia Tech and two receptions for 39 yards in the win over Wake Forest, including a career- long 24-yard catch...had at least one catch in nine of his 12 games...played in 25 of 26 possible games over the last two years, including 14 as a starter...has played 835 career snaps, including 566 snaps in 2007, most among tight ends...started each of the first nine games he played in 2007...saw his most action at South Carolina when he was on the field for 59 snaps in a starting role...played at least 50 snaps in seven games, including 54 snaps against Auburn...finished the season with 45 knockdown blocks, second-most on the team among non-offensive linemen...had a season-high seven knockdowns in the win over Central Michigan... had at least one knockdown block in every game in 2007...had six knockdowns in the win at N.C. State...had five knockdowns apiece against Georgia Tech, Furman, and Maryland...had four knockdowns in the win at South Carolina.
Played in all 13 games, including three as a starter...started the Kentucky game in the Music City Bowl and had a reception for two yards; he also caught a two-point conversion pass in the fourth quarter...had five catches for 30 yards for the season to finish second on the team among tight ends...started at Virginia Tech when Thomas Hunter had a back injury and in the win over N.C. State when Clemson started multiple tight ends...had his first career catch in the win over Temple; it was an 11-yard gain...had two catches in 41 plays at Virginia Tech, his only multiple catch game of the year...had a reception against N.C. State...played 44 snaps against Kentucky and 269 snaps for the year, an average of 21 plays per game...second among first-year freshmen on offense in snaps, trailing only C.J. Spiller (322)...played just 13 snaps over the first three games, but played 256 over the last 10...saw more playing time (269 snaps) than any other first-year freshman tight end in Clemson history (even more than Bennie Cunningham).
Caught 21 passes for 385 yards and five scores as a senior at Parkview High…first-team AAAAA all-state by Atlanta Constitution…high school teammate of Brandon Pilgrim…two-year starter…top tight end in Gwinnett County as a senior, and also named all-county…preseason all-state academic team pick…three-year starter on the basketball team; named all-county as a junior…all-tourney at the North Gwinnett Holiday Classic…coached by Cecil Flowe…chose Clemson over Georgia Tech, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
Born Jan. 18, 1988...majoring in pre-business.
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