The Gold team defeats Blue 17-14 behind two rushing touchdowns from Andrew Hendrix.
CAREER: One of six fifth-year seniors on scholarship on 2011 Irish roster (Harrison Smith,David Ruffer,Andrew Nuss,Gary Gray and Taylor Deverare the others) ... has played in 35 career games, including nine starts ... has recorded 10 career receptions for 99 yards, including a career-long reception of 30 yards against Navy in 2009 ... talented tight end helps to form one of best tight end combinations in college football when combined with Tyler Eifert ... good hands and good speed have helped him at tight end as well as make him valuable contributor on special teams ... missed sophomore season while recovering from knee injury suffered during training camp ... enters fall practice ready to compete with Eifert for starting tight end spot
2010 (SENIOR): Played in 12 games for the Irish, starting against Tulsa and Utah ... did not play in the season opener against Purdue ... recorded three receptions for 32 yards ... registered catches in three consecutive games (Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Navy) ... recorded an 11-yard reception against the Panthers ... snatched a 12-yard pass versus the Broncos ... collected a nine-yard pass against the Midshipmen ... totaled 183 snaps on offense, the third most of any Irish tight end.
2009 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 12 games at tight end after returning from season-ending injury in 2008 ... started seven contests (did not start against Michigan, Michigan State, USC, Boston College, Navy) ... started as primary tight end in final three games and started as second tight end against Nevada, Purdue, Washington and Washington State ... ended season with six catches for 60 yards ... made first career start against Nevada in the season opener ... hauled in first catch of year against Washington State, good for six yards ... made incredible hustle play against Cougars to deny them of two points as he chased down Washington State player attempting to return a blocked extra-point attempt ... set career high in receiving yards (33 yards on two receptions) against Navy, including career-best 30-yard reception ... set career high in receptions against Connecticut, hauling in three passes for 21 yards ... totaled 158:45 of playing time and made 101 special-teams appearances.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Did not see any game action ... missed the entire season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ACL following training camp practices.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 games as a freshman on special teams and as a reserve tight end (did not play vs. Georgia Tech) ... played in every game except for season opener vs. Georgia Tech ... made 113 special teams appearances and recorded six tackles on the unit ... registered the first catch of his career for seven yards vs. Navy ... logged 13:34 of playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio but did not play ... sat out his senior year recovering from an offseason knee injury ... ... rated the No. 3 tight end in the country, third-best player in New Jersey and 83rd-best prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... named the No. 2 tight end in the nation and 33rd-best prospect by CSTV/Tom Lemming ... also the top heavyweight wrestler in the East ... won the 2005 Beast of the East wrestling tournament competing as a heavyweight ... rated the 55th-best prospect in the nation and No. 2 tight end in this year's class on the ESPN 150 list ... listed as one of six tight ends on the National 100 list by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... named to the Scout.com National 100 list where he was ranked as the second- best tight end in the nation, the fourth-best player in New Jersey and the No. 56 prospect in the country ... selected a second-team All-American by Scout.com ... rated 36th-best prospect nationally - and No. 2 among tight ends, ninth in the East - on preseason basis for 2006 by Sporting News SchoolSports ... one of top five tight ends nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... named first-team all-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a junior after catching 35 passes for 720 yards and nine touchdowns ... six of his TD receptions went for 60 yards or longer, and he also scored on an 80-yard kickoff return ... played for coach Ricky Brown at Camden Catholic ... his father, Michael, played football at Temple University ... born Feb. 18, 1988 ... graduated from College of Arts and Letters with as a sociology degree and currently enrolled in graduate studies program.