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University of Miami Athletics

Jalen Rivers


Offensive Line




325 lbs.


Third-Year Redshirt Freshman


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School






Jalen Rivers - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (True Freshman*): Emerged as team’s starting left guard out of camp but injury shut down season three games in…Started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) at left guard…Started in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11), where offense totaled 375 yards…Started against Michigan State (Sept. 18), helping lead Hurricanes to 440 yards of offense…Suffered leg injury versus Spartans that ended season.

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in seven games in debut season…Made career debut in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Played in home wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)…Competed in road win at Duke (Dec. 5) and in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked No. 35 overall in the ESPN300…Rated the No. 5 offensive tackle and No. 4 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 15 offensive tackle and No. 23 player in Florida by 247 Composite…Ranked No. 145 in the Top 247 Composite…Rated the No. 19 offensive tackle nationally and No. 37 player in Florida by Rivals…Listed as the No. 212 player on the Rivals Top 250…Selected to participate in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…Earned all-state and all-county honors…Also competed in basketball, weightlifting and track & field, winning a state championship in the shot put…High school teammate of fellow #Category20 signee Chantz Williams…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina, USF, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Tech, among others.

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