Born on November 24, 1986, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Raised by his mother. Has African-American and Native-American heritage.
Played college basketball at the University of Miami. Was a power forward for the Miami Hurricanes from 2005 to 2009.
Transition to Football
Joined the University of Miami football team for his senior year in 2009. Decided to pursue a career in football despite not playing college football.
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Became one of the best tight ends in the NFL due to his size and athleticism.
Pro Bowl Appearances
Earned several Pro Bowl selections during his career. Pro Bowl is an all-star game with the best players from the NFL.
Records and Achievements
Set records, including back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2011 and 2012 with the Saints.
Teams Played For
Played for New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears.
Involved in charitable activities and giving back to the community.
Passion for Aviation
Loves aviation and has taken up flying as a hobby. Shares his expe
riences as a pilot on social media.