AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—He played in nine games (no starts), missing four due to injury; he suffered a sprained knee at Washington that kept him out for three games after he sat out the Stanford game with a mild concussion. He caught 10 passes for 85 yards for the season (8.5 per), with two touchdowns: he caught a 24-yard pass from Tyler Hansen for a score late in the first half that gave CU the lead for good in a 28-14 win over Colorado State, and a 5-yard throw from Hansen for CU’s first score at Washington before he left the game with the knee injury. Four of his catches earned first downs, two on third down plays. Near the end of fall camp, he was placed on scholarship by the coaching staff for what head coach Jon Embree termed as “doing everything we asked and more both on and off the field.” He caught seven passes for 104 yards (14.9 per) in the three main spring scrimmages.
2010 (Jr.)—He saw action in 11 games, including one start against Colorado State in the season opener; he missed the Baylor game due to a concussion he suffered in practice the Tuesday prior to the game. He caught six passes for 35 yards (5.8 avg.) on the year, two of those for 16 yards against Colorado State; his long reception of 11 yards came at California. Four of the catches came on first downs (for 22 yards). He had a tremendous spring, leading the team for the three main scrimmages with 16 catches for 173 yards, with a long reception of 34 yards; he caught 12 of those balls for 144 yards in the spring game.
2009 (Soph.)—He joined the team as a walk-on prior to spring practices. He had a productive spring, with four catches for 66 yards in the three main scrimmages, and also got a look at kick returner. He was ineligible to play due to NCAA transfer rules, but was a solid scout team performer and was the Offensive Scout Award winner for the Kansas game and the Special Teams Scout Award winner for the Texas A&M contest. He was a recipient of the Gold Group Commitment Award, selected by the CU coaches, which recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas.
AT WENATCHEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2008, Fr.-RS)—Attended classes there in the fall before transferring to Colorado.
AT OREGON STATE (2007, Fr.)—He was a member of the baseball team but was sidelined after suffering a season-ending arm injury. He was recruited as a pitcher and was awarded a scholarship to OSU.
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, earned first-team All-State honors at quarterback after leading Bishop Kelly to a 9-3 record. He completed 75-of-125 passes for 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns, and ran for another 600 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He earned three letters in football at Bishop Kelly, backing up current teammate Cody Hawkins at quarterback as a sophomore and junior when Bishop Kelly won back-to-back state championships while compiling a 21-0 record. He also played defensive back and compiled 50 tackles and two interceptions as a senior. Bishop Kelly was 12-0 his junior year and 9-0 his sophomore campaign under coach Tim Brennan. An accomplished baseball player, he was a three-time first-team All-State and 4A All-Southern Idaho Conference selection, leading Bishop Kelly two a pair of league championships as a junior and senior. He also lettered one year in basketball as a guard.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in History at Colorado and is on schedule to graduate in May 2012.
PERSONAL—Born January 29, 1989 in Boston, Mass. His hobbies include fishing and hunting, and he has coached youth baseball (American Legion) in the summer. His father, Romeo, played football at Western New England College.