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Jakai Clark

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-3

Weight

305 lbs.

Class

Fourth-Year Junior

Hometown

Loganville, Ga.

High School

Grayson

Twitter

@J_clark_55

Instagram

@jakai_clark

Jakai Clark - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (Sophomore*): Started final nine games of season at center, serving as one of team’s anchors on offensive lineā€¦Made season debut and started against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)ā€¦Start against Blue Devils began streak of nine straight to end season, all at centerā€¦Started on offensive line against Virginia (Sept. 30) and North Carolina (Oct. 16)ā€¦Helped lead team to win at NC State (Oct. 23) with start at centerā€¦Helped power Hurricanesā€™ offense to 490-yard performance with start at center at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)ā€¦Started in 563-yard performance for offense in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6), including 174 rushing yardsā€¦Started at center at Florida State (Nov. 13)ā€¦Made start at center in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20), helping offense compile 411 yardsā€¦Started at center in rout of Duke (Nov. 27) to end regular season, with offense gaining 140 rushing yards.

2020 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games and made 10 starts…Made season debut in opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Made first start of season and 13th of career in opener in win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19), helping pave way for 485-yard performance with start at left guard…Started at left guard in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26) in which Miami gained 517 yards, including 200 rushing yardsā€¦Started at left guard at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 17)…Made start at left guard in back-to-back home wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)ā€¦Helped lead offense to 620-yard performance in start at left guard in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)ā€¦Started at left guard in 524-yard performance for offense in win at Duke (Dec. 5)ā€¦Started at left 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 left guard.

2019 (True Freshman): Started all 12 games in which he participated, emerging as top option on offensive lineā€¦Started final 12 games of season at right guardā€¦Made first start of career at North Carolina (Sept. 7), making career debut at right guardā€¦Started at right guard in home wins over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and Central Michigan (Sept. 21)ā€¦Started at right guard against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)ā€¦Made start at right guard in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)ā€¦Started at right guard against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)ā€¦Helped Miami win back-to-back road games with starts at right guard at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) and at Florida State (Nov. 2)ā€¦Started at right guard in win over Louisville (Nov. 9), helping lead offense to 449-yard performance including 197 rushing yardsā€¦Made start at right guard in games versus FIU (Nov. 23) and in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)ā€¦Started at right guard in Walk-Onā€™s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

High School: Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.comā€¦Ranked No. 10 center in country by ESPN.comā€¦Listed as No. 14 center in country by 247Sports.comā€¦Rated No. 101 player in Georgia by Rivals.comā€¦Helped Grayson reach regional finals in 2018 Class AAAAAAA playoffsā€¦Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Illinois, Syracuse, West Virginia, Arizona, Boston College, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Oregon State, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Temple and Tulane, among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic