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Navaughn Donaldson


Offensive Line




350 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Central

Navaughn Donaldson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2017 Freshman All-America (ESPN, FWAA)
2017 All-ACC, Honorable Mention

2020 (Senior): Played in two games after spending most of year rehabbing from offseason surgery…Made season debut in rout of Duke (Dec. 5)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Junior): Started all 12 games in which he participated…Made first start of career at left guard in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), helping Hurricanes outgain Gators, 308-306…Start vs. Florida was 23rd of career…Started at left guard at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Made start at left guard in home victories over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Started at left guard against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Made start at left guard in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Started at left guard against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Helped Miami win back-to-back road games with start at left guard at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) and at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Started at left guard in home win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Made starts at left guard in games versus FIU (Nov. 23) and in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Did not play in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl versus Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26), missing game due to injury suffered in regular season finale.

2018 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games and made 12 starts in second season…Shifted from right guard to right tackle prior to season, but moved back inside midway through year…Made six starts at right tackle and five starts at right guard…Started season opener vs. LSU (Sept. 2), making first ever start at right tackle…Helped Miami outgain Tigers with 342 yards of total offense…Started at right tackle 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) with start at right tackle…Made fourth straight start at right tackle against FIU (Sept. 22), leading Miami to 488-yard performance on offense…Started at right tackle against North Carolina (Sept. 27) and helped offense compile 354 yards, including 229 rushing yards…Made sixth straight start at right tackle against Florida State (Oct. 6)…Started at right guard vs. Virginia (Oct. 13)…Made second straight start at right guard at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Started at right guard vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Saw action at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Started at right guard in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Started at right guard in win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24), when Miami totaled 345 yards, including 293 rushing yards…Started at right guard in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (True Freshman): Played significant role in first season, starting 10 of 13 games at right guard, missing two games due to injury…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Recognized with one ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor…Made career debut and started season opener at right guard and helped lead offense to 550-yard performance against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2)…Made second straight start of season at right guard in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) that included 587 yards of total offense and 254 rushing yards…Started at right guard in win at Duke (Sept. 29), where Miami piled up 409 yards of offense…Started at right guard in win at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Did not play against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14) or Syracuse (Oct. 21) due to injury…Saw action at right guard 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 right guard, leading offense to 429-yard performance including 210 rushing yards…Played important role in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11), starting at right guard and helping guide offense to 374 yards, including 237 rushing yards…Earned first ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for performance against Fighting Irish…Started at right guard against Virginia (Nov. 18)…Started at right guard at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24) and in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Started at right guard in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

High School: Consensus four-star offensive line prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Selected to 2017 Under Armour All-America Game…Ranked No. 6 offensive tackle nationwide and No. 43 prospect regardless of position by Rivals…Rated 89 prospect nationwide on ESPN300…Ranked seventh-best player at position by ESPN…Rated No. 71 player nationwide on 247Sports Composite Rankings and No. 81 in Top247 rankings…Preseason All-America by USA TODAY entering senior season at Miami Central…Won state championship junior year with Rockets…High school teammate of fellow early enrollee Waynmon Steed…Coached by Roland Smith at Central…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Louisville, among others.