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
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: Academic All-ACC selection ... ACC Academic
Honor Roll member ... 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 reception on fourth-and-18,
at N.C. State on Nov. 19.
2010: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ...
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 his first catch of the season against Georgia Tech, a
five-yarder ... 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 one catch for five yards at
Florida State ... had one catch for two yards against #17 South Carolina ...
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: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... 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: Graduated on May 11, 2012 with a degree
in sociology ... born Dec. 31, 1989.