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Born in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, he led Mountain View High School to the state championship, then enrolled at Arizona State, where in three seasons he caught 115 passes, a school record for tight ends. He skipped his senior season to go to the NFL, and was picked by the Ravens as the 31st choice overall. Coming to the Cardinals is not part of any grand plan.

“It was not something I ever was planning on doing,” he said. “But it’s something that’s really cool.”