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Corey Gaynor

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-4

Weight

300 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Parkland, Fla.

High School

Stoneman Douglas

2020 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 11 games of regular season at center, serving as one of Miami’s top-rated lineman…Named one of team’s four captains prior to season…Extended consecutive start streak on offensive line to 24 games by end of season..Made first start of season and 15th of career in opener against UAB (Sept. 10), starting at center and helping lead offense to dominant performance…Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after opener…Offense piled up 337 rushing yards in win over Blazers – second-most recorded by a Miami team against an FBS opponent since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004 and most in any game since 2016…Started at center in win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19), helping pave way for 485-yard performance…Started at center in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26) in which Miami gained 517 yards, including 200 rushing yards…Started at center and was Miami’s top-rated lineman at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 17)…Made start at center in back-to-back home wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)…Helped lead offense to 620-yard performance in start at center in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Started in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Started at center in 524-yard performance for offense in win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Started at center in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Helped lead offense to 512-yard output in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29) with start at center.

2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 13 games at center and served as one of Miami’s top performers on offensive line…Made second start of career at center in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), helping Hurricanes outgain Gators, 308-306…Served as team captain for game vs. Florida…Started at center at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Made start at center in home wins versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Started at center against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Helped pave way for win over Virginia (Oct. 11) with start at center…Started at center against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Led offensive line that allowed just two sacks to nation’s top-leading sack team in start at center at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Started at center in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Made start at center in win over Louisville (Nov. 9), with offensive line allowing just one sack against Cardinals…Started at center in games versus FIU (Nov. 23) and at Duke (Nov. 30).

2018 (Sophomore): Saw action in four games…Made season debut in home opener vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Saw action in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Competed in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) in regular season finale…Played in New Era Pinstripe Bowl versus Wisconsin (Dec. 27)…Redshirted season.

2017 (True Freshman): Saw action in 10 games and made one start in first season…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2)…Saw action against Toledo (Sept. 23)…Played in wins at Duke (Sept. 29) and at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Helped lead offense to 481-yard performance, including 184 rushing yards, in first start of career at right guard against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Saw action in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2) and in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

High School: Listed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…Rated as the 20th-ranked offensive guard out of the South according to Scout… Named Miami Herald First Team All-Broward…Selected Sun-Sentinel First Team All-County…Recorded 97 pancake blocks as a senior…Versatile offensive lineman, who has seen action at center and guard…Coached by Willis May at Marjory Stoneman Douglass…Chose Miami over offers from Arizona, Houston, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, UCF and West Virginia.