College free agent signee lettered four years at Michigan (2009-12), totaling 154 receptions for 2304 yards and 15 TDs ... Ranks sixth in Michigan history in career receptions and receiving yardage, and also holds school’s single-game receiving yardage record (246).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 4-30-13.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: Played in 50 games over four seasons at Michigan, with 42 starts, including 37 consecutively. 2012—All-Big 10 honorable mention as a senior, totaling 31 receptions, 580 yards and three TDs ... On Nov. 10 vs. Northwestern, his season-high 139 yards included 53-yarder in final seconds that set up tying FG, and Wolverines went on to win in overtime. 2011—Totaled 19 receptions for 355 yards and two TDs as a junior, as team transitioned to a new offensive system due to coaching change ... In 35-31 win Sept. 10 vs. Notre Dame, caught 16-yard game-winning TD pass from Denard Robinson with :02 remaining. 2010—As a sophomore, logged career highs in receptions (72), receiving yards (935) and TDs (seven), earning second-team All-Big 10 honors ... On Nov. 6 vs. Illinois, his 246 receiving yards set a school record, shattering previous mark of 197, which had stood for 44 years ... Had career-long 76-yard reception in the Illinois game, and scored career-best two TDs. 2009—As a freshman, totaled 32 receptions for 434 yards and three TDs ... Caught game-tying TD pass from Tate Forcier with :09 remaining vs. Michigan State. 2008—Redshirted as true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his final two seasons at Trotwood (Ohio) Madison High School, after starting at Belmont High School in Dayton ... Played WR and CB in prep ranks, and earned all-state honors as a senior ... Career totals of 165 catches for 2637 yards and 28 TDs ... Had six INTs as a CB for Belmont in 2005.
PERSONAL: Hometown is Trotwood, Ohio ... Majored in general studies at Michigan.
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