DJ Scaife, Jr.
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2021 (Junior*): Saw action in all 12 games and made nine starts as anchor of offensive line…Started one game at right tackle and eight games at right guard…Started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) at right tackle…Played in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11), where offense totaled 375 yards…Saw time against Michigan State (Sept. 18), helping lead Hurricanes to 440 yards…Started against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Start against Blue Devils began streak of eight straight to end season, all at right guard…Started on offensive line against Virginia (Sept. 30) and North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Helped lead team to win at NC State (Oct. 23) with start at right guard…Helped power Hurricanes’ offense to 490-yard performance with start at right guard at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Started in 563-yard performance for offense in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6), including 174 rushing yards…Started at right guard at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Made start at right guard in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20), helping offense compile 411 yards…Started at right guard in rout of Duke (Nov. 27) to end regular season, with offense gaining 140 rushing yards.
2020 (Junior): Started all 11 games at right guard…Extended consecutive start streak on offensive line to 31 games by end of season, longest on team…Made first start of season and 21st of career in opener against UAB (Sept. 10), helping lead offense to dominant performance…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 right guard in win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19), helping pave way for 485-yard performance…Started at right guard in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26) in which Miami gained 517 yards, including 200 rushing yards…Started at right guard at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Made start at right guard in back-to-back home wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)…Helped lead offense to 620-yard performance in start at right guard in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Started in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Started at right guard in 524-yard performance for offense in win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Started at right guard 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 right guard.
2019 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games of season, including 12 starts at right tackle…Made first start of career at right guard in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), helping Hurricanes outgain Gators, 308-306…Start vs. Florida was eighth straight…Started at right tackle at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Started at right tackle in wins over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Started at right tackle against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Made sixth straight start of season in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Started at right tackle against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Made starts at right tackle in wins at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) and at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Started at right tackle in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Made start at right tackle in games versus FIU (Nov. 23) and in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Made final start of season at right tackle in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26)
2018 (True Freshman): Delivered impressive true freshman season on offensive line, seeing action in all 13 games and making seven starts… Saw action in season opener vs. LSU (Sept. 2)…Helped Miami outgain Tigers with 342 yards of total offense…Saw action against Savannah State (Sept. 8), helping pave way for 494 total yards, including 239 rushing yards…Helped guide Hurricanes offense to 49-point, 473-yard performance in win at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Saw action vs. FIU (Sept. 22), helping Miami to 488-yard performance on offense…Played vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27) and helped offense compile 354 yards, including 229 rushing yards…Saw action vs. Florida State (Oct. 6)…Made first start of career at right tackle vs. Virginia (Oct. 13)…Started at right tackle at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Helped Miami offense gain 411 yards of offense with start at right tackle vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Started at right tackle at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Made start at right tackle win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)… Started at right tackle in win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24), when Miami totaled 345 yards, including 293 rushing yards…Started at right tackle in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).
High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Rated as sixth-best offensive tackle, 14th-best player in Florida and 61st-best recruit nationally by Rivals.com…Ranked fifth-best guard and 25th-best player in Florida by 247Sports.com…Rated No. 11 player at his position, No 49 in Florida and No. 218 overall by ESPN.com…Selected to 2018 Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla….Named to 2017 Miami Herald All-Dade First Team…Was named offensive line MVP at Rivals Five-Star Challenge camp in Indianapolis…Helped pave way to allow Southridge running backs rush for over 4.0 yards per carry…Participated in The Opening in summer of 2017…Was high school teammates with fellow 2018 recruits Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins…Chose Miami over offers from NC State, Syracuse and UCF, among others.
* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic