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2017 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM
2017 (Senior): Served as one of Miami’s top offensive linemen in final season, starting all 13 games at final tackle…Earned All-ACC Third-Team honors…Started final 34 games of career on offensive line…Started season opener at left tackle and helped lead offense to 550-yard performance against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2)…Made second straight start of season at left tackle in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) that included 587 yards of total offense and 254 rushing yards…Started at left tackle in win at Duke (Sept. 29), where Miami piled up 409 yards of offense…Started at left tackle in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Helped lead offense to 481-yard performance, including 184 rushing yards, in start at left tackle against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started at left tackle and helped lead team to win over Syracuse (Oct. 21), with Hurricanes piling up 480 offensive yards…Made start at left tackle and helped offense gain 415 total yards in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Helped power Miami to win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4) with start at left tackle, leading offense to 429-yard performance including 210 rushing yards…Played important role in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11), starting at left tackle and helping guide offense to 374 yards, including 237 rushing yards…Started at left tackle against Virginia (Nov. 18)…Started at left tackle at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) and in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Started at left tackle in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).
2016 (Junior): Served as starting offensive lineman for all 13 games – nine at left guard and final four at left tackle…Offense averaged 425.9 yards per game…Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) at left guard, helping lead offense to 373 rushing yards and 523 total yards of offense…Made second straight start of season at left guard against FAU (Sept. 10) and helped lead offense to 470-yard performance, including 279 rushing yards…Started at left guard in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17), guiding offense to 549 total yards…Made fourth straight start of season at left guard in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Started at left guard against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Started at left guard and helped lead Miami to 363 yards against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Made seventh start of season at left guard at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Started at left guard at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Helped lead offense to 534-yard performance in win over Pittsburgh with start at left guard (Nov. 5)…Made first start of career at left tackle in win at Virginia (Nov. 12), helping lead offense to 450-yard performance, including 222 rushing yards…Made second straight start at left tackle in win at NC State (Nov. 19), guiding Miami to 415 total yards of offense…Started third straight game at left tackle in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26), helping lead offense to 568-yard performance…Started at left tackle in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28), leading offense to 363 total yards and 31 points.
2015 (Sophomore): Started final eight games of season – six at left guard and two at right tackle… Helped lead team to No. 27 national ranking in passing offense (281.9 yards) in regular season…Offensive line was fifth nationally in fewest tackles for loss allowed (4.17 average) in regular season…Team tied for third-fewest sacks allowed of any team in ACC (15) in regular season…Miami’s offense scored an average of 28.9 points per game in regular season.
2014 (True Freshman): Enrolled in January 2014 … Participated in spring drills…Made career debut against FAMU…Saw action against Arkansas State…Played against Nebraska, mainly on special teams.
High School: First-team all-state selection as junior … 2014 All-American selection by 247Sports … Younger brother of Tyler McDermott (Colorado State) and Shane McDermott (Miami)… Invited to “The Opening”, all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus … 2014 Under Armour All-American game selection … Named 2013 second-team All-USA by USA TODAY … Coached by Rod Harris … Chose Miami over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma.