Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Education: Graduated from the University of North Alabama (B.S. in History and minor in Business Administration and psychology)
Playing Experience: 4 year Letterman WR and TE; 2005 All-America; 1st team all Gulf South Conference; 1st team all Region; 1st team all Decade team; 2nd team all Gulf South Conference Decade team
Bowl Games: Two Gator Bowls as a Player / 12 Bowl games as a Coach
Favorite Hobby: Golf and watching previous games played during the week that I recorded
Favorite Place to Visit: Linville, North Carolina
Favorite Song / Artist: Patches by George Jones and B.B. King, Standing Outside the Fire by Garth Brooks
Favorite NFL Team: Buffalo Bills
Favorite Thing about Football: I love everything. The preparation: game planning, meetings, film. The development: practice, walk through, tests and finally, the result: performance or show time to see a kid trust and believe in what you are teaching and witnessing him have success. There is no better feeling.
Favorite Thing about Champaign Urbana: Beautiful Campus
Favorite Quote:"What is behind us and what lies ahead of us is small in comparison to what lies within us." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Biggest Motivation: Losing- I hate losing more than I love winning.
2010-Present: University of Illinois (tight ends)
2008-09: Arkansas (graduate assistant with tight ends / fullbacks)
2006-07: Louisville (graduate assistant with wide receivers / quarterbacks)
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