On if he considered leaving school a year earlier after former Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert left: "Not at all. I love my team at Mizzou. I'm all about my teammates. I stuck around for those guys and I wanted and helped them get another winning season."
On which NFL tight end his game resembles: "I'd say I resemble a little bit of Jimmy Graham and Gronkowski (NE tight end)."
On what events he participated in during High School Track: "I did the long jump, the triple jump and the high jump, and also the sprint relay."
On what he thinks he needs to work on the most to succeed at the next level: "Well I'm just going to come in and learn everything I can and develop all the skills that I already have. I will conform to be whatever tight end I am needed to be to help my team win."
On the reasons behind his decline in numbers from two seasons ago: "Our team had a different skill set, from our quarterbacks, running backs…had really good running backs. Our whole offense was torqued just a little bit which is the way I liked it actually. I got to get down and do a little more blocking. The team really developed really well with a different style than we had normally been running."
On if he felt that way even those his reception total went down: "You know I really did (prefer that style) because we spread the ball a little bit more to our running backs. I felt like we were more joined as a team."