Has become the Bucs' primary blocking tight end and fulfilled that role through 2014 also seeing time in the backfield as a lead blocker. Now rarely seen as a receiving threat. Scored his only NFL touchdown in the Week 3 2012 loss to Dallas. Was the first offensive player chosen by the Buccaneers in 2011 after three rounds ruled by front-seven defensive acquisitions. In four seasons at Tennessee, he caught 85 passes for 956 yards and eight touchdowns.