Played in 13 games in his rookie season and saw time as the third tight end behind Kellen Winslow and Luke Stocker. Had four receptions on the season with two of them coming in the road game in New Orleans. Was claimed on waivers from the Buffalo Bills before the start of the regular season. Entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and played the pre-season with the Bills making six receptions. Had 94 receptions during his career with the Tar Heels in college.