GoRedbirds.com features a positional breakdown of tight ends and h-backs during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.
2011: Played in all 11 games, with four starts at tight end ... caught one pass for 14 yards at No. 5 North Dakota State ... recorded one solo tackle on special teams against Morehead State ... key member of the blocking unit that helped ISU rush for 183.4 yards per game, up from 131 yards per game last year ... part of the protection unit that allowed just six sacks on the season, which ranked the group No. 3 in the country in fewest sacks allowed ... helped Ashton Leggett rush for more than 100 yards in four games.
2010: Played in all 11 games, with four starts at tight end ... caught four passes for 27 yards ... hauled in two passes, including first career touchdown pass, against Central Missouri ... caught one pass for 15 yards at Northwestern ... recorded two tackles on special teams.
2009: Played in 10 games, with one starting assignment ... finished the season with 16 catches for 195 yards ... averaged 12.1 yards per catch ... hauled in at least one pass in eight of ten games played ... caught a career-high six passes for 69 yards in the season-opener at Eastern Illinois ... corralled two passes for 16 yards against Austin Peay ... pulled in a career-long pass of 34 yards at No. 6 Southern Illinois... recorded three receptions for 47 yards at Youngstown State.
2008: Played in six games as a reserve ... recorded two special-teams tackles in the season-finale versus Southern Illinois.
GCMS HS: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter ... rushed for 892 yards as a senior with 342 receiving yards ... earned honorable mention all-state honors ... named second-team all-area by both the Bloomington Pantagraph and Champaign News-Gazette ... rushed for 514 yards in only five games during his junior season ... coached by Mike Allen ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born October 7, 1988, in Danville, Ill. ... son of George and Lynn Cline ... one of two children ... major: business administration.