In 2004: The Pack's leading receiver with 31 catches for 382 yards - he was the team leader in both categories ... A nominee for the 2005 Mackey Award, given to the nation's top collegiate tight end ... Nineteen of his 31 receptions last season were for first downs ... Pulled down a career-high eight grabs at Clemson to lead the team ... Led the team in receptions with 6-66 versus North Carolina and with 4-57 against Florida State ... 2004 recipient of the Gary Rowe Award, given to the Wolfpack player with the most receptions ... In for 580 snaps last season, the sixth-highest total on the team ... In for a career-high 68 snaps in the win at Maryland ... One of the recipient's of the team's Leadership Awards following 2005 spring drills.
In 2003: Rumbling tight end who was the recipient of the Wolfpack's second-longest pass of the season, a 75-yarder for a touchdown against Virginia ... Returning starter, he got the nod in nine of the 13 contests ... An honorable mention All-ACC choice , he ranked as the sixth-leading receiver on the Wolfpack squad with 28 catches for 444 yards ... Caught his first career touchdown to send the game into overtime at third-ranked Ohio State ... Also had a TD reception against Connecticut ... Tallied three knockdown blocks in the win over Texas Tech ... Earned the award for the team's Top Conditioned Athlete in the heavyweight division, he is the strongest player on the team based on his bodyweight ... Missed 2004 spring workouts after undergoing shoulder surgery, he did not see much contact work during fall camp.
In 2002: Caught his first career pass in the win over UMass ... Started the Florida State contest, he saw action in 11 games for the season ... Was hampered by nagging injuries, he hurt his rotator cuff in the season opener and missed the ETSU contest with an achilles strain ... Had his longest catch of the season, a 29-yarder, in the win at Clemson ...Also caught a pass versus Duke.
Prep: Pulled down 27 receptions for 400 yards and four touchdowns in only five games as a senior for Coach Mike Schott at Tarboro High School, his longest reception was a 57-yarder ... Also returned six punts for 121 yards and a score, including an 85-yard return ... Tallied four kickoff returns for 67 yards, including a 38 yarder ... Graded out at 93% on his blocking assignments ... Had 16 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... Saw limited action at quarterback, completing two of four passes for 58 yards ... Pulled down seven receptions for 159 yards and a TD ... Tallied 42 tackles, including three sacks at linebacker during his junior campaign ... As a kick returner, he totaled 600 yards and three touchdowns that season ... In his three years on the varsity squad, he led his team to a record of 31-8, two conference championships, and a state championship appearence ... Majoring in sports management ... Born 9/24/82.
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