|Height:||6-3||Previous Team:||Foley H.S.|
AS A BULLDOG: Projected himself into the starting tight end picture for the first time last fall and, along with the likes of Ben Helmer, gave the Bulldogs a nifty pair of bookends at that position ... wrapped up 2011 with six receptions for 46 yards and one touchdown (against Minnesota State-Moorhead in UMD’s Hall of Fame Game) ... caught two passes for 13 yards two seasons back while being deployed in a reserve capacity ...was redshirted as a first-year freshman in 2009 ... his younger brother, Sam, is a freshman tight end with the 2012 Bulldogs. COLLEGIATE HIGHS: Pass Receptions - 2 vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead (10/1/11) and at Bemidji State (9/24/11). Pass Reception Yards - 26 vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead (10/1/11). Pass Reception Touchdowns - 1 vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead (10/11/11). Longest Pass Reception - 26 yds. vs. Minnesota State-Moorhead (10/1/11). BEFORE UMD: Skillfully displayed his talents at an assortment of positions – tight end, fullback, wide receiver, defensive end and nose guard during his three years (2006-08) with the Foley High School varsity … secured All-West Central North Conference, St. Cloud Times All-Area, All-Section, All-State (honorable mention) and Academic All-State recognition as a senior … was named the Falcons Lineman of the Year and served as team captain that season … iwas also three-time All-Conference performer in wrestling and a two-year baseball starter (catcher and pitcher) at Foley High School.