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University of Miami Athletics
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Christopher Herndon

position

Tight End

Height

6-4

Weight

245 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Norcross, Ga.

High School

Norcross

2017 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM

2017 (Senior): Started first 11 games before suffering season-ending injury in regular season finale against Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) …Posted career marks in final season…Selected to All-ACC Second Team…Mackey Award semifinalist as nation’s top tight end…Ranked second on team in receptions (40), receiving yards (477) and receiving touchdowns (four) despite missing final two games of season…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and had one 10-yard reception…Had  eight receptions for 65 receiving yards and one touchdown in start vs. Toledo (Sept. 23)…Had one reception in start at Duke (Sept. 29)…Finished with 55 yards on three receptions, including long catch of 37 yards, in start at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Started and caught five passes totaling 41 yards in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started and posted career-high marks in both receptions (10) and yards (96) with one touchdown in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…10 receptions were two shy of Miami’s single-game mark (12)…Caught three passes for 41 yards at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24).

2016 (Junior): Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at tight end…Caught 28 passes totaling 334 yards with two touchdowns…Averaged 11.9 yards per reception with long reception of 48 yards…28 receptions and 334 receiving yards were fourth-most on team…Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and led team with 42 receiving yards on two receptions…26-yard catch against Rattlers was team-long…Recorded second touchdown of career on 16-yard reception in second quarter vs. Rattlers…Had two catches for 21 yards in start vs. FAU (Sept. 10), including long catch of 20 yards…Had one six-yard reception in start vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Totaled 59 receiving yards on three catches against Georgia Tech (Oct. 1), including career-long 48-yard reception…Had one 11-yard reception against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Totaled 48 receiving yards on two catches in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Recorded four catches totaling 53 yards, including 35-yard touchdown reception, in start at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Hauled in five catches for 30 yards, including long catch of 12 yards, at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Started and recorded two catches in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Started and had one catch in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Caught two passes in start at NC State (Nov. 19)…Started and had one 10-yard reception in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and caught three passes for 38 yards in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28). 

2015 (Sophomore): Emerged as an offensive threat in second season…Ranked second among tight ends with 18 receptions and 237 yards…Played in all 13 games and started three…Made season debut vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5)…Recorded first two receptions of career in action at FAU (Sept. 11), including 15-yard catch…Registered first touchdown of career on 10-yard catch in first quarter vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Finished game vs. Cornhuskers with three receptions for 32 yards, including long catch of 12 yards…Caught one nine-yard pass at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Had one reception for nine yards at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Totaled 12 yards on two receptions in first career start vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Saw action vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Made second start of career at Duke (Oct. 31) and recorded 20-yard reception…Had one reception against Virginia (Nov. 7)…Totaled 51 yards on three receptions at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Started and led team with 66 receiving yards against Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Had three catches vs. Yellow Jackets, including career long reception of 46 yards…Made the start at tight end in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State and caught one pass for 18 yards.     

2014 (True Freshman): Saw action in three games, did not record…Had most snaps of season in regular season finale against Pittsburgh.

High School: Three-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals…Ranked No. 18 tight end nationwide by Rivals…Rated 17th-best tight end by ESPN…Third-team All-County receiver by Gwinnett Daily Post…Hauled in 33 catches for 543 yards with six TDs as senior…Coached by Keith Maloof at Norcross…Led Norcross to Georgia Class 6A State Championship in 2013…Chose Miami over Auburn and Mississippi State.

 HERNDON IV CAREER STATISTICS – RECEIVING
SEASON G-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13-12 28 334 11.9 2 48
2015 13-3 18 237 13.2 1 46
2014 3-0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 29-15 46 571 12.4 3 48