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TE | R-Jr | 6-3 | 244 | Houston, Texas | Dekaney HS / North Texas

2022 Second-Team Freshman All-American (The Athletic, CFN)
2022 Second-Team All-CUSA (PFF, PFN)
2022 Fourth-Team All-CUSA (Phil Steele)
2022 Conference USA All-Freshman (Coaches)

2023 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games in his first season at Arkansas, catching three passes for 26 yards … Caught his first pass as a Razorback vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 30) for two yards … Hauled in a 25-yard pass at Alabama (Oct. 14), including 23 yards after catch.

At North Texas
2022 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in all 14 games for North Texas, starting six, catching 34 passes for 458 yards and five touchdowns to earn Second-Team Freshman All-American from The Athletic and College Football Network, Second-Team All-CUSA from Pro Football Focus and Pro Football Network, Fourth-Team All-CUSA from Phil Steele and Conference USA All-Freshman honors from the league’s coaches … Set single-season school records for a tight end in receptions (34) and yards (458) … His five scores led the league among tight ends and were second-most in a single-season by a tight end in North Texas history … His 458 yards were 15th nationally among tight ends and led Conference USA … Hauled in two passes for 38 yards vs. SMU (Sept. 3) … Found the end zone for the first time as part of a three-catch game with 28 yards vs. Texas Southern (Sept. 10) … Caught two passes, including a 54-yarder, for 71 yards and a score at UNLV (Sept. 17) … Gained seven yards on one reception at Memphis (Sept. 24) … Snagged three passes for 22 yards vs. Florida Atlantic (Oct. 1) … Posted a season-best with four catches for 59 yards and his third touchdown of the season vs. Louisiana Tech (Oct. 15) … Set a career-best with 92 yards at UTSA (Oct. 22), catching three passes and scoring a touchdown … Hauled in two passes for 30 yards at Western Kentucky (Oct. 29) … Scored his fifth TD of the season vs. FIU (Nov. 5), catching a career-high five passes for 42 yards … Caught three passes for eight yards at UAB (Nov. 12) … Three catches for 41 yards vs. Rice (Nov. 26) … Two catches for 13 yards against UTSA in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 2) … One catch for seven yards vs. Boise State in Frisco Bowl.

2021 (FRESHMAN): Played in three games in his first season at North Texas to preserve his redshirt but did not record any stats … Made his collegiate debut vs. Louisiana Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports Composite … Rated by 247 as the No. 50 tight end in the class of 2021 and No. 132 prospect in Texas … Had 33 receptions for 506 yards and three touchdowns in nine games during his senior season … Had 678 receiving yards on 45 receptions with seven touchdowns in 23 varsity games played for Dekaney … Also played basketball at Dekaney and earned first-team All-District recognition as a junior after averaging 10.1 points and 11.8 rebounds per game … Named Dekaney High School Homecoming King in 2020 … Chose North Texas over: LSU, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, Utah State, Grambling State, Prairie View A&M and Southern University.