Had 93 receptions for 1,079 yards and 12 touchdowns in 41 games (33 starts) in his career; the 93 catches tied for the most in a career by a Tiger tight end...started his last 28 games dating to 2009...declared to forgego his senior season and enter the NFL draft on Jan. 6, 2012.
2011: John Mackey Award winner; he became the first Tiger finalist and winner of the award...consensus first-team All-American...first-team All-American by AP, ESPN.com, Football Writers Association, Phil Steele, and SI.com...second-team All-American by CBSSports.com...honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly...First-Team All-ACC selection...first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, and Phil Steele...had 50 receptions for 598 yards and eight touchdowns (tied for fourth-most in school history) in 890 snaps over 14 games (14 starts); his receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns were the most by a Tiger tight end in school history...second on the team in receiving touchdowns and third on the team in both receptions and receiving yards...caught a 54-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to give Clemson the lead for good against Troy on Sept. 3...had seven receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown against #19 Auburn on Sept. 17; named John Mackey Tight End-of-the-Week...had four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown against #11 Florida State on Sept. 24; named team offensive player-of-the-game...had a team-high four receptions for a game-high 75 yards and a 32-yard touchdown catch at #10 Virginia Tech on Oct. 1; named national tight end-of-the-week by College Football Performance Awards...had four receptions for 49 yards against Boston College on Oct. 8...had five receptions for 41 yards and a two-point conversion catch at Maryland on Oct. 15...had six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had five receptions for 38 yards at Georgia Tech on Oct. 29...had four receptions for 48 yards, including two receptions for 33 yards on the game-winning drive, against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had a nine-yard receiving touchdown at #13 South Carolina on Nov. 26...had two receptions, both for touchdowns, for 32 yards against #3 Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game on Dec. 3; named national tight end-of-the-week by College Football Performance Awards.
2010: One of 22 midseason candidates for the John Mackey Award...Second-Team All-ACC tight end who was third on the team in receptions (33) in 765 snaps over 13 games (13 starts)...Solid Rock Award winner among tight ends...his 33 catches set a school record by a sophomore tight end...totaled 373 receiving yards, third-most on the team...had at least one catch in 12 games...has 21 knockdown blocks, most among tight ends...had a touchdown catch against Presbyterian College...has had his best games on the road against good teams; he had five catches for 66 yards at #15 Auburn...had seven catches for 55 yards at North Carolina and seven catches for 57 yards at Boston College...team offensive player-of-the-game at Boston College by the coaches...top receiver in 2010 Spring Game with three catches for 81 yards, including a 35-yard catch from Tajh Boyd.
2009: Had a big impact on the overtime win at Miami (FL) when he had four catches for 36 yards; he played 39 snaps in a starting role in that upset win...played in all 14 games and had six starts...had touchdown catches in the regular season against Georgia Tech (9 yards), Florida State (17 yards) and Virginia (16 yards)...had at least one catch in seven different games...first career catch went for a touchdown at Georgia Tech...played at least 16 snaps in every game and averaged 26 snaps per game for the year...played 25 snaps against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl...had starts against Middle Tennessee, Boston College, Wake Forest, Miami (FL), South Carolina and Kentucky.
Before Clemson: National top-100 player by ESPN.com...#83 player in the nation by ESPN.com, including #3 tight end in the nation...four-star prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com...#3 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com and #8 tight end by Scout.com...#5 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com...had 68 receptions for 1,257 yards (18.5 yards per catch) in his career at Terry Sanford High School...had 27 receptions for 291 yards and five touchdowns during his senior season...had 25 receptions for 551 yards in his junior season...standout basketball player who was named most improved on the team...coached by Wayne Inman at Terry Sanford High School...recruited by Chris Rumph...chose Clemson over Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech.
Personal: Majoring in health science...born Feb. 24, 1990.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide