AT COLORADO: 2012 (Sr.)—He played in all 12 games (one start, but was a regular in the rotation), catching 10 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, his first career score, as he caught a 17-yard TD pass from Jordan Webb against UCLA. Four of his catches earned first downs, and his long reception was a 41-yard grab at Fresno State. He caught a season-high three passes (for 17 yards) against Arizona State. He caught six passes for 56 yards in the main spring scrimmage action, including a 14-yard touchdown pass from Connor Wood to open the scoring in the spring game. He was placed on scholarship for the first time for the spring semester.
2011 (Jr.)—He saw action in the last five games of the season (no starts), after dressing for four of the first eight. He did not catch any passes, but did record three special team points in the strength of two tackles (one solo) and a caused penalty.
2010 (Soph.)—He was in the regular rotation at the start of fall practices, but suffered a broken fibula in the first full scrimmage (August 12) and wasn’t able to resume running until the second half of the season. He finally dressed for the first time for the Iowa State game, the 10th of the season, but did not see any game action the rest of the way. He caught four passes for 35 yards in the three main spring scrimmages.
2009 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in eight games, including one start (versus Texas A&M). On the year, he caught three passes for 15 yards, with one reception each against Kansas State (for nine yards, his season-long gain), Toledo (his first career catch, for six yards) and A&M. One of the recipients of the team’s Gold Group Commitment Award as selected by the coaches, as the honor recognizes excellence with class in a variety of areas. In the spring three full scrimmages, he caught one pass for two yards and saw action as a kick returner, returning five kickoffs for 80 yards (16.0 per return).
2008 (Fr.) —Redshirted; did not see game action but practiced all fall at wide receiver. He joined the team as a walk-on after the first day of classes.
HIGH SCHOOL—He earned second-team All-State and first-team all-conference as a wide receiver, helping Pomona to a 7-4 record as a senior in 2007. He had 42 receptions for 815 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. He racked up over 1,000 receiving yards in his career, catching 18 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns as a junior and three catches for 36 yards as a sophomore, giving him 63 catches for 1,069 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career. An accomplished track and field athlete, he set two school records in the 400-meter dash (49.25) and as a member of the 1,600-meter relay team (3:24.07). As a senior, he earned first team all-conference in both the 1,600-meter relay and the 200-meter dash, when he also took second-team all-conference in the 400-meter dash and honorable mention all-conference in the 800-meter relay. As a junior, he earned second team all-conference in the 400 and honorable mention status in the 200 and the 1,600-meter relay. As a sophomore, he was first team all-conference in the 1,600-meter relay and second team in the 800-meter relay. He also competed in the high jump.
ACADEMICS—He graduated with a degree in EBIO (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) in December 2011, and took coursework in Integrative Physiology while completing his eligibility. He earned second-team Pac-12 All-Academic Team honors as a senior and first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors as a redshirt freshman. He was first-team Academic All-State all four years in high school.
PERSONAL—Born March 3, 1990. His hobbies include wakeboarding and water-skiing, and he owns a black belt in Karate. An older brother, Derek, is a model and actor; younger brother Drew joined the Buffs as a walk-on this spring, also at receiver. An uncle, Skip Jeranko, and a cousin, Mark Jeranko, both played basketball at Fort Lewis College. He is interested in pursuing dentistry after graduation.