PRO CAREER: Played in 33 career games with five starts, recording 45 receptions for 470 yards (10.4 avg) and 4 TDs for Jacksonville (2009-11)... Has also contributed 23 career special teams tackles… Made his first career start against Houston (11/14/10), catching four passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown... Also spent 2013 offseason with Tampa Bay before being waived prior to the start of the regular season.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft… Signed with the Jaguars (6/29/09)… Waived by Jacksonville (10/16/12)… Signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1/12/13)… Waived by the Bucs (8/27/13)… Signed with the Chicago Bears (12/30/13).
2013 SEASON: Spent offseason with Tampa Bay but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012 - Placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2012 by the Jaguars. 2011 - Was hampered by injuries and played in only 4 games in his final season in a Jags uniform… Was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 18… Made four receptions for 42 yards with 1 TD… Added 2 special teams tackles. 2010 - Played in first 15 games before sitting out the season finale with concussion for Jacksonville… Made first five starts of career, all in second half of season in two-TE set… Finished sixth on team with 20 receptions for 216 yards, 1 TD which was 52-yarder, and made 12 tackles on special teams… Caught passes in eight games including multiple receptions in seven. 2009 - Played in final 14 games as a rookie in Jacksonville finishing with 21 receptions for 212 yards and 2 TDs… Added 9 special teams tackles.
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman as QB… Began career at Nebraska as walk-on before transferring to Nebraska-Omaha… Served as team captain for final three seasons… Played TE for the first time at the 2009 Valero Cactus Bowl in Kingsville, Texas, a Division II all-star game held each January… Finished with 5 receptions for 116 yards and one TD in that game… Had at least 10 TDs in each of his final three seasons… Career passing totals included 305 of 501 for 4,096 yards with 26 TDs… Finished with 3,122 career rushing yards with school-record 50 TDs.
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