2017: Charted as the starting tight end ... candidate for the John Mackey Award, an honor presented annually to the top tight end in the nation by the Friends of John Mackey ... enters the season having caught 1+ pass in five consecutive games ... joined the program in January, 2015, after transferring from the University of Tennessee and did not play in 2015 due to NCAA transfer regulations ... in 12 career games at Duke, has 21 receptions for 235 yards (11.19) and two TDs ... at Duke, has five games with 2+ receptions including a career-high six catches against Georgia Tech in 2016 and seven games with 20+ receiving yards including a career-best 72 yards versus Georgia Tech in 2016 ... in 25 career collegiate games (2 starts), has 27 pass receptions for 272 yards (10.07) and two TDs ... has played 620 career snaps at Duke.
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: Played in all 12 games ... caught 21 passes for 235 yards (11.19) and two TDs ... had five games with 2+ receptions including a season-high six grabs at Georgia Tech ... had seven games with 20+ receiving yards including a season-high 72 at Georgia Tech ... both receiving TDs came at Georgia Tech covering 23 and seven yards from QB Daniel Jones ... had three catches against both Northwestern and Pittsburgh ... closed the season with 13 receptions for 153 yards and two TDs over the final five weeks ... teamed with fellow TEs Davis Koppenhaver (17-157-2) and Erich Schneider (30-269-3) to combine for 68 receptions for 661 yards and seven TDs ... on the field for 620 snaps.
2015: Did not see game action due to NCAA transfer regulations.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Enrolled at the University of Tennessee in January, 2014 ... played in all 12 regular season games with two starting assignments for the Volunteers in 2014 ... finished the year with six receptions for 37 yards (6.17) and one two-point conversion at Georgia ... hauled in first career reception in season-opener against Utah State ... had season-highs of two receptions and 16 yards against Florida ... recipient of Tennessee's Alstom Power Excellence in Engineering Endowment ... lettered at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Ill., for coach Dan Rourke ... a consensus top-10 tight end recruit; ranked No. 1 by Rivals.com, No. 3 by Scout.com, No. 4 by 247Sports.com and No. 7 by ESPN.com ... after senior year, was selected to play in 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... named to the MaxPreps 2013 All-America second team ... a second team all-state pick by the Chicago Tribune in 2013 ... set the Glenwood career record with 35 receiving TDs ... caught 35 passes for 565 yards and 13 TDs as a senior ... used on defense as a strong safety and recorded 68 tackles, an INT and four pass breakups during final campaign ... helped Titans to an 8-3 record and trip to the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 5A playoffs as a senior ... during junior year, had 44 receptions for 821 yards with 17 TDs ... Glenwood finished 9-3 as a junior and advanced to the quarterfinals of the IHSA state playoffs ... also lettered in basketball. .
PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1995 ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... married to the former Miranda Esperum of Chatham, Ill. (May 28, 2016) ... son of Steve and Christy Helm.