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Donald Chaney, Jr.

position

Running Back

Height

5-10

Weight

208 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Homestead, Fla.

High School

Belen Jesuit

Donald Chaney, Jr. - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games in first collegiate season…Ranked third on Hurricanes with 322 rushing yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry on 68 carries…Scored three rushing touchdowns…Added 11receptions for 143 yards in first season…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10), rushing for 52 yards on eight carries…Averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had long rush of 33 yards in win over Blazers…Finished with seven carries in road win over top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Scored first two rushing touchdowns of career in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Finished with seven carries for 35 rushing yards, including scoring runs of 2 and 5 yards…Added 15-yard reception against Seminoles…Had one carry and one reception at Clemson (Oct. 10)…Totaled 18 yards on five carries in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Led Hurricanes with 43 rushing yards in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Had 1-yard touchdown run and finished with 10 carries against Cavaliers…Had three carries for 14 yards in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Also caught one pass against Wolfpack…Posted 25 rushing yards on eight carries, including long rush of 9 yards, in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Posted career-high 143 all-purpose yards – including career-high 62 rushing yards and career-high 81 receiving yards – in win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Averaged 6.9 yards per carry against Blue Devils (nine carries) and tied for team lead with four receptions, including long reception of 56 yards…Had four carries and one reception in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Finished with 44 receiving yards on three receptions in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 26)…Added six carries for 50 yards against Cowboys in season finale.

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked as the sixth-best running back and No. 46 player overall by Rivals.com…Rated the sixth-best running back and No. 42 player nationally by ESPN…Listed as the No. 5 running back and No. 35 player overall by 247 Composite…Selected to participate in the 2020 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2019…Leaves Belen Jesuit as the school’s all-time leading rusher having totaled 4,511 yards and 60 touchdowns on 442 carries over the course of five seasons…Was a two-time Dade County Player of the Year…Chose Miami over offers from Florida State, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, Michigan, Syracuse, Boston College and South Carolina, among others.