Washington: One of the best tight ends in the nation ... a semifinalist for the 2000 John Mackey Award, given to the top collegiate tight end ... will be a candidate for All-American honors ... athletic and quick for his size ... can create matchup problems in passing games ... working to improve his blocking skills. 2000: Recorded the finest season of any tight end in the Huskies’ illustrious history at the position ... a second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Football News second-team All-American ... a second-team All-America selection, and first-team All-Pac-10, by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Gannett News Service second-team All-America selection ... selected to the all-conference first team at tight end by the Tacoma News-Tribune ... co-winner of KOMO Newstalk 1000’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player award ... had 43 receptions in 2000, eclipsing the school record for a tight end of 38, set by Dave Williams in 1965 ... already ranks fourth on the Huskies’ all-time receptions by a TE list with 64 ... has more receptions, yards, and TDs through 22 career games than current NFLers Mark Bruener, Ernie Conwell, Aaron Pierce, and Cameron Cleeland had combined through 22 career games at UW ... led the Huskies in receiving with five catches for 51 yards in 34-24 Rose Bowl win over Purdue ... 28 of 43 catches went for first down ... recorded at least one reception in every game, extending a string of 16 consecutive regular-season games with a reception ... against Arizona, went 93 yards on eight catches, the highest single-game reception total by a TE in school history ... against Colorado, caught seven passes for 102 yards, just the third time in the last decade that a Husky TE has passed the century mark ... had three of the Huskies’ four longest receptions of the year with catches of 59 (at Oregon), 47 (vs. UCLA), and 32 (at Colorado) yards ... was a three-time offensive MVP honoree, receiving the award after games against Colorado, California, and Arizona... also named the Columbia Bank/KOMO Radio player of the game for Colorado game ... against the Bears, made a crucial touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, and had a subsequent catch of a two-point conversion called back on a holding penalty ... had 80 of Washington’s 111 receiving yards in 35-28 win over UCLA, including a 13-yard TD grab ... was left wide open on a 23-yard TD against Miami that pushed the Huskies ahead 21-3 in eventual 34-29 win over the No. 4 Hurricanes ... had Huskies’ season-long reception of 59 yards at Oregon. 1999: Highly-regarded young tight end … named to The Sporting News’ second-team freshman All-America squad … selected by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to its Pac-10 All-Freshman team … appeared in all 11 regular-season games and started all but two games when the Huskies went without a tight end for their first offensive formation … tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches … was the only UW receiver with a multiple-touchdown day when he caught a pair of scoring passes in victory against Oregon … set career high with six receptions against Washington State … had five catches for 88 yards against Stanford … caught a pass in nine games … his 21 catches was the highest total ever for a Husky freshman tight end … picked as the KING-TV Co-Most Improved Offensive Player of the Year. 1998: Redshirted the season ... spent first part of year as a scout squad quarterback before converting to tight end.
High School and Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1979 in Boise, Idaho ... parents are Fran and Robert ... has one brother and two sisters ... sister, Jameka, has played volleyball at Hawaii ... passed for 1,497 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... caught 17 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns as a wideout ... played safety for team’s defense ... standout on prep basketball team ... ran for track team in the 300 hurdles and 4x400 relay ... coached in high school by Dan Clark ... an American Ethnic Studies major.
Year G-S Rec Yds Avg TD LG 1999 11-9 21 265 12.6 4 36 2000 11-11 43 600 14.0 3 59 Tot 22-20 64 865 13.5 7 59Career Highs
Receptions: 8 at Washington State, 2000
Reception Yards: 102 at Colorado, 2000
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Oregon, 1999
Longest Reception: 59 yards at Oregon, 2000
Longest TD Reception: 23 yards vs. Miami, 2000