Coach Gundy and the Cowboys preview Saturday's game against UTSA.
Multifaceted player who has seen game action as both a tight end and an offensive lineman ... Has drawn praise from the coaches for his toughness and competitiveness.
2014 (Sophomore): Started the first 10 games of the season at offensive guard before being moved to tight end in week 11 at Baylor ... Started at tight end as part of the Cowboys’ Bedlam Series win over No. 18 Oklahoma in Norman ... Offensive recipient of the team’s Vernon Grant Award for spirit and enthusiasm.
2013 (Freshman): Played at both tight end and offensive line ... Played in every game ... Started against Kansas ... Credited with four knockdown blocks in the regular season, including three vs. Baylor ... Had a domination block against Lamar and Iowa State ... Played a season-high 34 snaps against UTSA.
High School: A versatile athlete from Broken Arrow’s state runner-up squad … SuperPrep ranked him No. 39 among prospects in the Midlands region … All-stater as a tight end as selected by the Oklahoma Coaches Association and an all-state defensive lineman as selected by The Oklahoman … Ranked as the No. 10 player in Oklahoma by Rivals and No. 28 among America’s tight ends … Scout ranked him No. 48 among tight ends … During BA’s run to the state championship game he had 13 tackles, two sacks and a blocked kick … Baylor, Houston and Oregon State were among those seeking his signature.
Personal: Born Aug. 12, 1993, in Broken Arrow … Son of Mark and Kathleen Veatch … Business management major.