2013 (Redshirt): Redshirted after joining program as a walk-on.
Personal: Born 7/26/94 . . . open major . . . parents are Sally and Jim Gaffey . . . high school coach was Marv Cook.
High school honors: Earned first team all-state honors as a senior and was first team all-area by Cedar Rapids Gazette and runner-up for Male Athlete of the Year . . . first team all-conference as a junior . . . selected to compete in Iowa Shrine Bowl following senior season . . . Career - - four year varsity player as defensive tackle and offensive guard . . . helped prep team win three consecutive state championships while posting perfect 42-0 record, that coming after a 10-2 (state quarterfinals) record during his freshman season . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed as a wrestler, winning 220-pound state title as a senior.