Fifth-year senior tight end, granted hardship waiver for fifth year of eligibility following season-ending pectoral injury in 2012... Veteran with team-high 40 career games played and three career starts entering 2013 season... Former high school quarterback and multi-purpose back with career TDs receiving, rushing and passing (rush and pass as true freshman in 2009)... Also reserve holder on special teams.
2012 (Senior): Played four games (one start) before suffering season-ending pectoral injury... Had one catch for 11 yards in injury-shortened season... Started opener and made 11-yard reception in win over SMU... Had no receptions in wins vs. Sam Houston and at ULM... Suffered torn pectoral in fourth game at No. 9 West Virginia, sat out remainder of season... Earned fourth collegiate letter.
2011 (Junior): Played all 13 games with one start as backup tight end... Totaled nine catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns... Posted career-high three receptions and 39 yards, including TD in win over Stephen F. Austin in second game... Caught two passes for 10 yards and touchdown at Kansas State in fourth game... Caught 21-yard pass from Brody Trahan on fake punt at No. 3 Oklahoma State in seventh game.
2010 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games with one start as sophomore tight end... Totaled eight catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns... No games with multiple receptions (caught single pass in eight different games)... Made first career reception in season-opening win over Sam Houston State, 9-yarder... Caught 6-yard TD in win at Rice in fourth game... Had 7-yard touchdown catch in win at Colorado in seventh game... Made career-long 13-yard reception vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game... Caught one 10-yard pass in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
2009 (True Freshman): Played in 10 of 12 games as true freshman tight end in 2009... Earned first collegiate letter... One of eight true freshmen to letter in 2009... Finished season without reception, but rushed for two yards and TD and passed for three yards and TD... Also returned two kicks for 27 yards... Played season's final 10 games, saw action from scrimmage in five contests and played special teams only in five... Made college debut in season's third game, win over Northwestern State... Had season's only two rushing attempts in win over Kent State in season's fourth game, scored on 1-yard keeper from direct snap... Threw TD pass in fourth quarter at Iowa State in sixth game, 3-yard toss to fellow tight end Justin Akers... Played primarily special teams in latter half of season (four of final six games).
High School: Played quarterback for head coach Bill Howard at Wylie (Texas) High School... Rated the 87th-best recruit in Metroplex by Dallas Morning News, No. 5 "athlete"... Played for North squad in 2009 THSCA All-Star game and had three receptions for 40 yards... Led Wylie to a 13-3 record and 2008 5A DII state championship game as senior... Named first-team All-District 8-5A quarterback as senior after throwing for 2,820 yards and 21 touchdowns (227-372, 7 interceptions)... Also ran for 892 yards and 11 TDs as senior... Earned second-team All-Area honors at quarterback by Dallas Morning News... Named Dallas Morning News SportsDay Offensive Player of Week as well as TexasFootball.com 5A Player of Week after throwing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in 39-36 win over Plano East... Earned second-team All-District 9-5A honors at quarterback as junior in 2007... Threw for 1,822 yards and nine touchdowns (168-304, 9 interceptions) and ran for 294 yards and eight TDs as junior... Threw six passes as backup quarterback as sophomore in 2006.
Personal: Son of Jerry and Connie Monk... Full name is Jerod Daniel Monk... Born Nov. 19, 1990, in Garland, Texas... Majoring in general studies.