Played in 12 games and was inactive for four contests...Posted one catch for a one-yard touchdown...Saw action as a reserve tight end and on special teams...One of three rookie draft choices to score a touchdown for the Panthers, joining DeAngelo Williams and Richard Marshall...At Atlanta (12/24): Caught first touchdown pass of his career on a one-yard toss from quarterback Chris Weinke.
Played in 53 games with 28 starts for Virginia Tech...Totaled 58 receptions for 724 yards and 11 touchdowns...Set a school record for touchdown catches by a tight end with 11, bettering the previous mark of eight...Blocked three kicks on special teams...2005 (Sr.): Second-team All-ACC selection...Started all 13 games...Recorded a career-high 26 catches for 292 yards and six touchdowns, a school single-season record for tight ends...Became the first player in school history to catch a touchdown pass in four consecutive games...Blocked a field goal against Georgia Tech that the Hokies returned for a touchdown...2004 (Jr.): Second-team All-ACC choice...Started all 13 games...Posted 25 receptions for 304 yards and four touchdowns...2003 (So.): Played in 13 games with two starts...Registered six catches for 109 yards and one touchdown...Blocked a field goal against Rutgers...2002 (Fr.): Appeared in all 14 games...Made one reception, a 19-yard touchdown against Arkansas State...Blocked a field goal against Western Michigan...2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.
Attended Pulaski (VA) County HS...Graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's degree in finance and master's degree in education...Played in 16 games for the Virginia Tech basketball team as a junior.