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University of Miami Athletics

Benny Fernandez


Tight End




212 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Sunset HS

CAREER: Junior walk-on who joined the team in time for spring practice in 2006…Attended Scottsdale (Ariz.) CC…In 2004 was the backup quarterback on the No. 5-ranked team in the country that finished with a 9-2 record…Sports administration major.


2006 (SOPHOMORE): Practiced as a member of the scout team but did not see any game action.


HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback in high school…As a senior, completed 97 of 173 attempts for 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns…Honorable mention All-Dade County…Awarded All-District honors as a senior…Named team’s Most Valuable Player and high school’s Athlete of the Year as a senior…Nominated to play in the Dade-Broward All-Star game…Lettered two years in football, two years in basketball and two years in golf…Awarded honorable mention All-Dade County for basketball as a senior…Awarded President’s List for posting a 3.75 G.P.A….Coached by Robert Fernandez.