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Brandon Linder

position

Ol

Height

6-6

Weight

300 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Southwest Ranches, Fla.

High School

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

2013 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM (ACSMA, coaches, Athlon Sports)
2013 OFFENSIVE MVP

2013 (Senior): Started all 13 games along offensive line … Made 10 starts at right guard and three starts at right tackle … Second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA, league’s head coaches and Athlon Sports … One of three Hurricanes invited to Senior Bowl … Helped anchor offensive line that paved way for Hurricanes offense that averaged 425.8 yards of total offense and 33.8 points per game … Named Offensive MVP at end-of-season team awards show … Earned letter.

2012 (Junior): Started all 12 games at right guard … Third-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele … Earned All-ACC honorable mention from ACSMA and league coaches … Anchored O-line that paved way for third-best passing offense (295.4) and fifth-best total offense (440.2) in ACC … Earned letter.

2011 (Sophomore): Played and started in all 12 games … Finished with overall grade of 90 percent, tied for team-high … Allowed only 1.5 sacks over course of season … Made only seven mental errors … Earned letter.

2010 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games, starting five, all as extra lineman in jumbo pack … Graded out at 97 percent against Georgia Tech, and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week … Against GT, took snaps at center, guard, tackle, and tight end … Helped offense run for season-high 277 yards, and season-high 507 total yards … Graded out at 93 percent in season opener … Graded out at above 90 percent for last seven games of regular season … Earned letter.

High School: U.S. Army All-American … Ranked No. 145 in ESPN Top 150 … Named first-team All-Broward by Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald … Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to 28-1 record last two seasons and Class 5A state title in 2008 and No. 1 national ranking in 2009 while offense averaged 321 yards per game … Rated No. 47 prospect in Mobile Press-Register Southeast 120 and No.167 player in Sports Illustrated/Takkle Top 200 … No. 3 prospect on Bill Buchalter’s Florida Top 100 state list.