Geer, only a sophomore, has the opportunity to develop into one of the best tight ends in the conference over the next few years.
CU's group of tight ends received an upgrade in the spring when Joe Sanders moved to the position from linebacker, where he'd played the previous three years. Sanders starred at both linebacker and tight end in high school, but said in April he feels more comfortable on offense. He impressed coaches on offense with his speed and physical play — he's going to be faster than most linebackers he goes up against, and as physical as any.
"It's too bad Joe Sanders isn't a junior or a sophomore," offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich said. "He's walked in and done some really good things."
Senior Tyson DeVree didn't emerge as expected last year, but still has the tangibles — at 6-foot-5, he can get down the field in a hurry — that make him a threat.
Patrick Devenny, So., TE, 6-3, 240
Tyson DeVree, Sr., TE, 6-5, 245
Riar Geer, So., TE, 6-3, 245
Joe Sanders, Sr., TE, 6-3, 235
Devin Shanahan, So., TE, 6-5, 230
Nate Solder, R-Fr., TE, 6-8, 270