NFL debut: 9/9/13 (vs. PHI)... First NFL start: 10/27/13 (at DEN)... First reception: 9/9/13 (vs. PHI, 11 yards from Robert Griffin III)... First rec. TD: 9/15/13 (at GB, 3 yards from Robert Griffin III)
Selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (85th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Enters 2015 having appeared in 20 games with six starts in his first two NFL seasons... Played in nine games with four starts as a rookie in 2013... Named to PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2013 after setting team records in receptions (45) and receiving yards (499) by a rookie tight end.
Played in 11 games with two starts, recording a career-high 50 receptions for 465 yards... Caught one pass for four yards at HOU (9/7) before exiting with an injury... Inactive vs. JAX (9/14), at PHI (9/21), vs. NYG (9/25) and vs. SEA (10/6)... Returned at ARI (10/12), catching eight passes for 92 yards... Tied for the team lead with five receptions vs. TEN (10/19), gaining 54 yards... Caught a game-high seven passes for 40 yards in an overtime win at DAL (10/27)... Made one reception for 17 yards at MIN (11/2)... Started and caught two receptions for 22 yards vs. TB (11/16)... Inactive at SF (11/23)... Tied a career high in receptions (nine) and gained 123 yards at IND (11/30)... Started and caught three passes for 25 yards vs. STL (12/7)... Recorded three receptions for 13 yards at NYG (12/14)... Caught two passes for five yards vs. PHI (12/20)... Tied a season high with nine receptions for 70 yards vs. DAL (12/28).
Appeared in nine games with four starts before an injury ended his season prematurely... Registered 45 receptions for 499 yards, both franchise records by a rookie tight end... Made his NFL debut vs. PHI (9/9), catching five passes for 38 yards (7.6 avg.)... Caught three passes for 18 yards (6.0 avg.) at GB (9/15), recording his first career touchdown on a three-yard pass from Robert Griffin III in the fourth quarter... Caught five passes for a career-high 50 yards (10.0 avg.) vs. DET (9/22) before leaving the game with a quad contusion... Inactive at OAK (9/29)... Compiled four receptions for a then-career-high 58 yards at DAL (10/13), including a career-long 29- yard reception in the second quarter... Set career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (134) and had a touchdown reception vs. CHI (10/20), setting the Redskins’ mark for receiving yards in a game by a rookie tight end. The record was previously held by Jerry Smith, who registered 78 receiving yards on six catches vs. Dallas on Nov. 28, 1965. Was targeted nine times and caught all nine passes, becoming the first Redskin to be targeted at least nine times and catch every pass in records available dating back to 1991... Made his first NFL start at DEN (10/27), catching eight passes for 90 yards (11.3 avg.). His 90 yards pushed his season total past Stephen Alexander (383 in 1998) for the most yards by a rookie tight end in team history... Started in a three-tight-end set vs. SD (11/3), catching four passes for 37 yards. With his fourth reception, broke Alexander and Chris Cooley’s team season record for receptions by a rookie tight end (37 in 1998 and 2004, respectively). Also added his first career NFL rushing attempt, gaining 18 yards... Started and caught six passes for 62 yards (10.3 avg.) and a touchdown at MIN (11/7)... Started and had one catch for 12 yards at PHI (11/17) before exiting the game with an injury... Inactive vs. SF (11/25), vs. NYG (12/1), vs. KC (12/8) and at ATL (12/15)... Placed on the Reserve/ Injured list on Dec. 20.
Started 26-of-36 games played at Florida – 25 as a tight end and one at quarterback... Caught 79 passes for 945 yards (12.0 avg.) with six receiving touchdowns in his career and also gained 328 yards with five rushing touchdowns on 77 carries... Amassed 35 yards on a kickoff return and completed 26-of-47 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and one interception... Dressed as a quarterback for nine games... In 2012, was named All-SEC first-team by the Associated Press and second-team by the league’s coaches after leading the team with a career-high 45 receptions for 559 yards with three touchdowns... His 45 receptions were the most by a Florida tight end since Aaron Hernandez set the school position season-record with 68 catches in 2009... Twenty-three of his grabs resulted in first downs, and 23 of his catches were for at least 10 yards, including 11 for 20 yards or longer... In 2011, appeared in 11 games, finishing second on the team with 28 receptions for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns... Caught his first receiving touchdown of the season when he nabbed a 31-yard catch from John Brantley on fourth-and-19 vs. the Bulldogs... Played in 12 games in 2010, including starting at quarterback against Penn State in the Outback Bowl... Recorded six catches for 79 yards with one touchdown, gained 335 rushing yards on 77 attempts (4.3 avg.) with five touchdowns, and completed 26-of-46 passes (56.3 percent) for 252 yards, three touchdowns and one interception... Saw action for the first time as a Gator and had a two-yard touchdown reception for his first career catch vs. South Florida... Rushed for a team-high 68 yards on 24 carries and completed eight-of-13 passes for 60 yards in the Gators’ win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
Attended New London (Conn.) H.S., where he was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Whalers and led the team to an undefeated regular season record in 2007... Completed 122-of-222 passes for 1,706 yards and 28 touchdowns while throwing just two interceptions as a junior... Also rushed for 370 yards and eight touchdowns on 53 carries... Was a finalist for the 2008 Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year Award... Rated the nation’s 10th-best dual-threat quarterback and the second-best prospect from the state of Connecticut by Rivals.com... Member of the ESPNU Top 150 squad in 2008... Participated in several community service events at Florida through the Goodwill Gators program, including twice assembling and distributing food during Thanksgiving and a video game challenge with a local youth club... Was a religion major at Florida... Born July 3, 1990 in New London, Conn.
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