He was born on January 18, 1988 and graduated from Parkview High in Stone Mountain, GA. As a freshman at Clemson, he started 3 of 13 games, catching 5 passes for 30 yards (6.0 avg). He became a starter as a sophomore, starting 11 of 12 games while catching 13 passes for 128 yards (9.8 avg) and 1 touchdown. His junior year, he started 10 of 13 games with 12 receptions for 160 yards (13.3 avg) and 3 touchdowns. As a senior, he caught 43 passe for 507 yards (11.8 avg) and 4 touchdowns while starting all 13 games. He earned 1st team All-ACC honors that year, and was also a two-time Academic All-ACC honoree during his career. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2010.
Signed by Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2010 ... Re-signed by Falcons on March 6, 2012.
Signed a two-year contract with base salaries of $320,000 (2010) and $405,000 (2011) ... Re-signed by Falcons to his exclusive rights tender, a one-year deal worth $540,000.