AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-He
was placed on scholarship the first day of August camp, the coaching staff
rewarding him for his hard work on the field and in the weight room and taking
care of business off the field. He
entered the fall atop the depth chart at fullback, where he had an excellent
spring settling in after shifting over from tight end; he caught five passes
for 48 yards in spring scrimmage action while improving as a blocker in the
saw action at tight end in one game (Oregon), but dressed for nine others as he
worked his way on to the travel squad for the conference portion of the
schedule. He caught one pass for two
yards against the Ducks. He caught one
pass, a 9-yard touchdown grab, in the three main spring scrimmages.
did not see any action, but dressed for eight games: all seven in Colorado and
the road game at Oklahoma.
2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the
entire fall at tight end as a true freshman in college; he joined the team as
an invited walk-on for August drills.
three-sport star who earned four letters each in football, basketball and
baseball at Steamboat Springs High School, he earned All-Colorado Class 3A
tight end by the Denver Post as a
senior. That season, he caught 96 passes
for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns helping Steamboat Springs compile an 8-3
mark under coach Aaron Finch.
Defensively, he compiled 75 tackles (50 solo) with seven for a loss and
five sacks. He also had four
interceptions, four pass break-ups, forced three fumbles and recovered two
defensively. He was also honored as the
Western Slope League Player of the Year and earned first-team All-Western Slope
League honors in football. He earned the
Steamboat Pilot and Today Routt
County Male Athlete of the Year award for his performance in all three sports
as a senior. His junior season he
caught 90 passes for 965 yards and six touchdowns. That season, he had 80 tackles (40 solo)
defensively with eight for a loss and two sacks. He also intercepted three passes and broke-up
three others with one forced fumble. He
earned honorable mention All-State by the Rocky
Mountain News and Denver Post and
was a first-team All-Western Slope League, as well. His sophomore season, he
had 27 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns offensively and 60 tackles (30
solo) with two tackles-for-loss and one sack defensively. He picked off two passes, broke-up two others
and caused one fumble that season, as well, when Steamboat Springs went 10-2
and won the Western Slope championship.
In his four seasons at Steamboat Springs, the team compiled a 37-11
record. In basketball, he was a power
forward and averaged 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as
Steamboat Springs won the Western Slope championship three years in a row from
his sophomore through senior seasons compiling a 58-15 record. He earned first-team All-Western Slope honors
both his junior and senior seasons. The
top pitching threat on the baseball team, he compiled a 2.34 earned run average
and hit .450 with three homeruns as a senior when he earned second-team
All-State. He was a first-team
All-Western Slope selection as a junior and senior in baseball, and was looked
at closely by both the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds who both had an
interest in drafting him, but he opted for a college football career instead.
is majoring in Communication and earning a minor in Business at Colorado. He earned Academic All-State recognition in
both football and basketball all four years in high school.
July 29, 1990 in Brunswick, Maine. He
enjoys fishing and camping and lists Friday Night Lights as his favorite
movie. After his sophomore season, he
starting doing yoga three or four times a week and improved his agility,
balance and score strength. The Denver
Broncos is his favorite NFL team and once met John Elway, with his favorite
athletes being Tim Tebow and Dwight Howard.