|High School:||Navarre HS|
Senior who has grown into one of the nation’s best tight ends ... always been a productive pass-catcher, but has steadily improved his blocking as a junior ... has 66 receptions for 862 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1,418 snaps over 36 games (23 starts) in his career ... preseason All-American by Athlon (first team), Lindy’s (second) and Phil Steele (third) ... rated nation’s No. 2 tight end in the preseason by Lindy’s.
2015: One of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end ... second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation ... honorable mention All-American according to Sports Illustrated ... first-team All-ACC (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC (media) ... third on the team with 40 catches for 525 yards and eight touchdowns in 892 snaps over 15 starts ... his eight touchdowns were most on the team ... 34 of his 40 catches went for first downs ... had three catches for 29 yards in win over Appalachian State ... first Tiger tight end with a touchdown reception in five consecutive games ... caught first touchdown of the season at Louisville, a 25-yard strike from Deshaun Watson on a trick formation ... followed with six-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring in win over Notre Dame ... named co-offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches ... continued his fine play with a third straight game posting at least one touchdown with two in win over Georgia Tech ... named player-of-the-game offensively after four-catch performance ... caught six-yard touchdown pass against Boston College ... scored on a 34-yard pass from Watson at Miami to break the school record ... posted career highs with six catches and 101 yards against Florida State ... had four catches for 73 yards at South Carolina, several of which converted third downs ... caught seventh touchdown of the year in the first half with two seconds remaining against North Carolina, helping Tigers to the ACC Championship ... notched his eighth touchdown reception against Alabama in the National Championship Game to tie Dwayne Allen (2011) and Brandon Ford (2012) for the school single-season record by a tight end.
2015: Member of the John Mackey Award preseason watch list.
2014: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 14 receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown in 360 snaps over 11 games (seven starts) ... had two receptions for 25 yards against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had a five-yard receiving touchdown against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had a 21-yard reception against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had three receptions for 43 yards against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had two receptions for 25 yards at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had two receptions for 13 yards against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had a game-high seven receptions for a game-high 59 yards and a touchdown in the Spring Game.
2013: Had 12 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns in 166 snaps over 10 games (one start) ... had a six-yard reception against SC State on Sept. 7; it was his first career game ... had three receptions for 38 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had a 10-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 12 yards against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had a five-yard receiving touchdown at Maryland on Oct. 26; it was his first career start ... had four receptions for 30 yards at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a 44-yard reception against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had a team-high 43-yard reception against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... enrolled in January ... had seven receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Spring Game; his 50-yard receiving touchdown gave his Orange team the lead for good.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 7 tight end in the nation and No. 76 player in Florida by ESPN ... No. 13 tight end in the nation and No. 83 player in Florida by Rivals.com ... PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection ... No. 18 tight end in the nation by MaxPreps ... had 45 receptions for 608 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Jay Wallace at Navarre High School ... recruited by Chad Morris.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Jan. 31, 1995.