Washington: Strong blocker who has developed as a receiver ... moves into the starting spot with the departure of Jerramy Stevens to the NFL . 2001: Set career-highs by starting in eight games and appearing in two others … stepped into featured tight end role with early-season injury to junior preseason All-American Jerramy Stevens … finished the season with seven catches for 102 yards, both career-highs … helped Washington rank 16th in the nation in passing at 279.5 yards per game … was honored three times by the Husky coaches as co-offensive MVP … earned first honor in 33-31 come-from-behind win at Arizona State … the following week, had two catches for 29 yards — both on Washington’s game-winning, 77-yard fourth-quarter drive — to earn the MVP honor again … both reception total and yardage numbers against the Cardinal were career-highs … earned third honor for blocking efforts in 42-28 win over ninth-ranked Washington State … also had catches against Cal, Arizona, Oregon State and No. 1 Miami. 2000: Appeared in the first four games of the season as the backup to Jerramy Stevens at tight end ... used frequently in two tight-end sets ... did not have a catch. 1999: One of six true freshmen to see playing time ... lettered in first season ... appeared in all 11 games and Holiday Bowl against Kansas State ... only reception was a 22-yard catch against Colorado ... used primarily as a blocker.
High School and Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1980 ... a three-time letterwinner at Klein Oak High School ... rated the No. 15 tight end in the nation by The Sporting News ... member of the Dallas Morning News’ Top 100 list for Texas ... an All-Big 12 Region pick by PrepStar ... named the No. 28 player in Texas according to the Waco Tribune ... named to Waco Tribune’s "Lone Star 100" Super All-State team ... named to Texas Top-100 Team ... picked a Max Emfinger National SuperPrep preseason All-American ... rated the No. 14 tight end in the nation ... an all-league and all-district selection ... caught 22 passes for 440 yards (22.0 avg) as a senior ... named the Klein Oak Offensive Player of the Year and the Receiver of the Year ... a preseason All-State selection by the Houston Chronicle ... selected as top tight end in Texas by the Houston Touchdown Club ... had 19 catches for 500 yards as a junior ... played for coach Dave Smith at Klein Oak ... a sociology major