Served as Dwayne Allen’s primary backup at tight end in 2010 and 2011, but emerged as one of the top tight ends in the counry in 2012 ... had 65 receptions for 728 yards and 12 touchdowns in 1,068 snaps over 44 games (14 starts) in his career ... tied for first in school history in receiving touchdowns by a tight end ... three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.
2012: Midseason Mackey Award Watch List member ... honorable mention All-American by SI.com and Sporting News ... First-Team All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... first-team All-ACC by CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, and Phil Steele ... Raycom College Football All-Star Classic invitee ... had 40 receptions for 480 yards and eight touchdowns in 695 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... tied for first in school history in receiving touchdowns by a tight end ... tied for second in the nation in receiving touchdowns by a tight end ... had five receptions for 51 yards against #25 Auburn at Atlanta, GA on Sept. 1 ... had three receptions for 25 yards against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had a 30-yard receiving touchdown against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had four receptions for 69 yards and two touchdowns at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22; named team offensive player-of-the-game ... had five receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown at Boston College on Sept. 29 ... had two receptions for 21 yards against Georgia Tech on Oct. 6 ... had two receptions for 17 yards and a touchdown at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had five receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns along with a two-point conversion reception against N.C. State on Nov. 17; named national tight end-of-the-week by CFPA ... had nine receptions for 69 yards against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31; the nine receptions tied for the most by a tight end in school history ... Mackey Award Watch List member in the preseason ... preseason third-team All-ACC by Phil Steele.
2011: Had 14 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns in 222 snaps over 14 games (one start)...had two receptions for 14 yards against Boston College on Oct. 8...had a 12-yard touchdown reception against North Carolina on Oct. 22...had three receptions for 51 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter to spark Clemson’s comeback, in his first career start against Wake Forest on Nov. 12...had a game-tying-high five receptions for 77 yards, including a 50-yard catch on fourth-and-18, at N.C. State on Nov. 19...named to Academic All-ACC team.
2010: Co-winner of the 12th Man Award (offense)...had 10 receptions for 78 yards in 123 snaps over 13 games...had at least one reception in six of the last seven games...moved from wide receiver to tight end during the open week after the Auburn game...had two catches for 14 yards at Boston College...had one catch for seven yards against #23 N.C. State that gave the Tigers an important third-down conversion on a scoring drive...had four catches for 45 yards and two touchdowns on his 21st birthday against South Florida; he became the first Tiger in history with two receiving touchdowns in a bowl game.
2009: Played 28 snaps in four games, he participated against Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest, Coastal Carolina and N.C. State...had one reception for four yards, it came against Coastal Carolina.
Before Clemson: All-state as a senior captain at Hanahan High...#46 wideout in the nation by Rivals.com, #64 wideout by Scout.com, and #55 wideout by ESPN.com...#17 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep...Shrine Bowl pick...had 76 catches for 1,702 yards and 22 scores as a senior...led the state in receiving yards and touchdowns...third in the nation in receiving yards...team MVP as a forward/center on the hardwood...100m, 200m, 4x100m, and long jump athlete in track...coached by Jeff Cruce, an offensive lineman on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team...recruited by David Blackwell...chose Clemson over Georgia, Georgia Southern, Maryland, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Personal: Two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...majoring in sociology...born Dec. 31, 1989.