AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)—He is projected as a tight end as a true freshman in college.
HIGH SCHOOL—A SuperPrep All-American (the No. 6 tight end in the nation), while Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 28 tight end in the nation and as the No. 6 prospect in the state of Colorado. He earned first-team All-Colorado (Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News), first-team all-state (both papers) and first-team all-National Conference accolades his senior year. As a senior, he was a team captain and earned a “black shirt” for not missing any workouts or practices. He had 37 catches for 571 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense and in spot action at defensive end, he blocked a punt for a touchdown in addition to being the long snapper on special teams. As a junior, when he was a second-team all-conference performer, he had 20 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns. As a sophomore, he caught about 10 balls and received honorable mention all-conference recognition. Top games as a senior: in a narrow 27-26 loss to Legacy, he had 100 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns and a defensive touchdown; in a win over Doherty, he had 117 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns and blocked a punt which he recovered for a score; and in a 38-14 win over Grandview, he had 83 receiving yards and two TDs. Under coach Jeff Ketron, Douglas County won the state title as a senior (defeating Mullen) in posting a 13-1 record; DCHS was 6-4 his junior year, missing the playoffs and 7-4 in his sophomore season, losing in the first round in the postseason. He also lettered three times lacrosse and twice in basketball.
ACADEMICS—He is undecided on his major at Colorado.
PERSONAL—Born September 30, 1987 in Denver. His hobbies include lifting weights, hanging out with friends and playing video games. Father (Steve) played basketball at Western State College in Gunnison. An uncle, Hanz Schmidt, also played football at Western State. In the summers he helps coach a youth football team. He is interested in becoming a firefighter or an Army Ranger Medic after college.