The most experienced and veteran returning tight end will compete for the starting tight end spot in hopes of continuing recent success forged by Anthony Fasano and John Carlson ... played in all 25 games of his career and has been a strong blocker on the line of scrimmage for the Irish ... recorded six career receptions (all in 2007) for 37 yards ... also a member of the Notre Dame lacrosse team as he paced the 2007 squad with 46 points (21 goals, 25 assists), ranking first in assists and fourth in goals ... named Great Western Lacrosse League Newcomer of the Year in `07 and earned first-team all-GWLL accolades ... selected `07 LaxPower National Rookie of the Year and also earned honorable mention All-America honors from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, starting three games (at UCLA, vs. Air Force, vs. Duke) as a second tight end ... totaled six receptions for 37 yards with a long reception of 10 yards ... caught first pass of collegiate career against Georgia Tech for a season long of 10 yards ... grabbed one pass for six yards at Penn State ... made first start of his career in Notre Dame's win at UCLA ... recorded one reception for seven yards vs. Boston College ... established career-bests with three catches for 14 yards vs. USC ... started as the second tight end against Air Force and Duke.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Solid freshman player who showed tremendous potential as a rookie as he appeared in 13 games ... did not record a reception as he was generally used as a blocking tight end ... recorded 29:11 of playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif. ... named to the U.S. Lacrosse All-America team as a junior and senior in high school ... set career records at his high school for most points, goals and assists in lacrosse ... made 36 catches for 527 yards and seven TDs as a senior in '05 as Rancho Bernardo finished 8-3 ... made 26 receptions for 340 yards and four TDs as a junior in '04 while helping Rancho Bernardo to a 9-3 record ... rated 38th on list of top tight ends by Scout.com ... rated 39th on list of top tight ends by Rivals.com ... rated 79th on the Rivals.com California Top 100 Prospects ... born April 10, 1988 ... high school coach was Ron Hamamoto ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in history.
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