Hawk Item – – Attended Iowa Central Community College, helping team post 9-2 record in 2021 . . . recorded 29 receptions for 380 yards as a freshman . . . totaled three receptions for 56 yards in Graphic Edge Bowl win, along with four punt returns for 18 yards . . . played in just five games in first season, recording six receptions for 60 yards . . . head coach at Iowa Central was Jesse Montalto.
High school career – – Earned second-team all-state honors and first-team all-conference honors as a senior, along with team Iron Hawk and Captain Award . . . Career – – Two-year football letterman as wide receiver and defensive back, along with punt and kickoff returns . . . 30 receptions for 688 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, along with 47 yards on nine rushing attempts . . . also totaled 11 kickoff returns for 221 yards and 10 punt returns for 103 yards and converted two 2-point conversions . . . 16 receptions for 239 yards and one touchdown as a junior, along with five rushing attempts for 58 yards . . . team captain as a senior . . . also particpated in basketball and track as a prep.
Personal – – Born 5/1/2001 . . . business major . . . parents are Tracy Tomlinson and Charles Mercer and Jared Kumm . . . high school coach was Rick Nelson.