Converted from quarterback to tight end during the preseason ... spent the year refining his skills with an eye on contributing to the varsity during his senior campaign.
Split time behind center on the junior varsity squad ... started jayvee season with a strong game against Middlebury, going 7-for-8 for 47 yards ... completed four passes for 47 yards, plus had a 12-yard carry and a one-yard dive for the winning touchdown in the 21-14 triumph over Williams ... connected on 5-of-9 tosses for 43 yards to help the Green knock off Bridgton Academy, 21-12.
Saw action in each of the four junior varsity games and the season finale at Princeton ... completed 12-of-23 passes for 161 yards and a score in the first half against Middlebury ... led the jayvees to a 24-7 win over Williams, throwing for 185 yards and a touchdown on just eight completions while running for two more scores ... solid performance against the Harvard JV team, connecting on 15-of-23 passes for 168 yards ... threw for one touchdown and ran for another against Bridgton while amassing 187 yards through the air ... finished the junior varsity season 45-of-94 for 701 yards.
Played in nationally televised US Army All-America Bowl, completing 5-of-8 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter ... earned berth in the game with his performance in the reality TV show “The Ride” and subsequent all-star game ... completed two passes, with one for a touchdown in the Aloha Prep Bowl game at Aloha Stadium ... all-Bronx selection who guided Fieldston to a 7-1 record as a senior (8-1 with a forfeit) ... completed 106-of-199 passes (53.3 percent) for 1,701 yards or 203.7 yards per game ... tossed 19 touchdown throws with just five interceptions ... ran 23 times for 110 yards and three touchdowns ... threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns in top performance.
Sociology major ... son of Rick and Dolores ... has one brother ... born on Nov. 19, 1991 ... father played baseball at the University of Rochester ... a promising pitcher before concentrating on football ... high school coach Gus Ornstein was recruited by Buddy Teevens when he was at Tulane but ended up playing quarterback at Notre Dame, Michigan State and Rowan ... weighed 12 pounds at birth.