All seven KU players were honored for the first time in their careers.
Career Honors: 2011: Named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-Big 12 First Team and to the Mackey Award Midseason List ... Tabbed National Tight End of the Week by College Football Performance Awards on Oct. 11 ... Named captain prior to season. 2010: Academic All-Big 12 First Team; John Mackey Award Watch List, KU tight end of the year; KU Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Texas A&M) ... 2009: Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2011 (Sr.) Played in 11 games, making ten starts at tight end ... Made career-high seven catches for 93 yards and a touchdown at Oklahoma State ... His 93 yards included a career-long 35-yard reception ... Recorded four catches twice this season, against Northern Illinois and Texas Tech ... Tallied 49 yards against NIU, which marked his third-highest single-game total ... Had three grabs for 40 yards at Georgia Tech, including a 28-yarder ... Recorded three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown against Baylor ... His touchdown was a 25-yard grab in overtime against the Bears ... Made at least three catches in six of 11 games.
2010 (Jr.): Was named to the John Mackey Tight End Award Watch List early in the year... Selected KU tight end of the year... Named KU offensive player of the week vs. Texas A&M... Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors... KU's regular tight end, starting 11 of 12 games on the year (KU went with a four wide receiver set against Iowa State)... Tied for third on the team with 19 receptions for 228 yards... Led the team with four touchdown catches... Touchdown grabs came against Georgia Tech, New Mexico State, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State... Best game was four for 67 yards against Texas A&M... Had two catches in five other games... Caught at least one pass in all but the Nebraska game.