NFL CAREER – A third round draft pick (105th overall) of the Saints in 2020 out of Dayton, the versatile tight end has appeared in 28 career games with 16 starts posting 42 catches for 434 yards with three TDs and a special teams stop.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Activated from Reserve/COVID-19, 12/29/21; Placed on Reserve/COVID-19, 12/22/21; Activated from Injured Reserve, 12/18/21; Placed on Injured Reserve, 11/23/21; Signed by the Saints, 7/27/20; Selected by the New Orleans Saints in the third round (105th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
2021 – Appeared in 13 games with 10 starts. Finished the season with 27 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns…Vs. Green Bay, Sept. 12, started and recorded three receptions for 18 yards…Started and had a three-yard catch, vs. N.Y. Giants, Oct. 3…At Washington Football Team, Oct. 10, started and recorded two catches for 43 yards. Recorded critical third down catch in fourth quarter for 32 yards, a season-long, which kept the drive alive and led to the game-clinching touchdown…Started and had three receptions for 36 yards, at Seattle, Oct. 25…Vs. Atlanta, Nov. 7, started and played on special teams and had four receptions for 47 yards…Started and had team-high and career-high five receptions for 32 yards, at Tennessee, Nov. 14…At Philadelphia, Nov. 21, started and tied his career-high with five catches for a career-high 58 yards with a touchdown…In finale at Atlanta, 1/9/22, started and finished with an 18-yard touchdown catch. 2020 –Played in 15 regular season games with six starts. Finished regular season with 15 receptions for 171 yards with one touchdown and one special teams tackle. 41-yard grab vs. Minnesota, Dec. 25, as part of a two-grab, 45-yard day, which set up Alvin Kamara's NFL-record tying sixth rushing touchdown/total touchdown was the second-longest reception by a rookie tight end in 2020…Posted three receptions for 39 yards with his first career touchdown grab at Tampa Bay, Nov. 8. Became the 72nd player to catch a TD from Drew Brees and also recorded his first career coverage stop…Played in both playoff contests and had a four-yard grab in NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Chicago, 1/10/21.
COLLEGE – A converted high school quarterback, moved to tight end as a freshman and developed into one of the top offensive players in NCAA FCS football, where he played in 44 games, recording 178 receptions for 2,295 yards (12.9 avg.) and 31 touchdowns. Finished as the UD all-time record holder in receptions and receiving yards…As a senior in 2019, named team captain and started all 11 games for the Flyers...Led team in receiving with 916 yards and a school-record 70 receptions…His 916 receiving yards ranks second among Flyers tight ends in a single season…Caught a team-leading 14 TDs...First-team All-Pioneer Football League and PFL Offensive Player of the Year…HERO Sports, ADA, STATS, AFCA Coaches and first-team Walter Camp Foundation FCS All-American…First-team Associated Press All-American…Named FCS ADA All-American…PFL Academic Honor Roll…Co-winner for the RUDY Award, presented at the annual R.U.D.Y.S. student-athlete awards event to school's top Flyer student-athlete…In 2018, started all 11 games and led team in receiving with 41 grabs for 604 yards (14.7 avg.) and nine TDs…Second-Team All-PFL and member of 2018 PFL Academic Honor Roll…In 2017, started all 11 games. Led team in total yards with 537 on 43 catches and five TDs…Second-team All-PFL and PFL Academic Honor Roll…In 2016, appeared in all 11 games with seven starts and had 24 receptions for 238 yards and three TDs…Member of PFL Academic Honor Roll…Redshirted in 2015…Graduated with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
PERSONAL – Football and basketball team captain at Elk Rapids (Williamsburg, Mich.) HS…Two-time football team captain (2x), first-team All-Conference (2x), All-County (2x), All-Region and Conference Player of the Year…Holds school single-season and career passing yards record, as well as single-season all-purpose yards and touchdown records…Basketball first-team All-Conference and All-County selection…National Honor Society member…Hosted a Saints Play Football Experience at Newman School…Played in the 2022 Saints Hall of Fame Golf Tournament.