Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
St. Thomas Aquinas
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2016 (Junior): Started first eight games of season at center before suffering season-ending shoulder injury…Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) at center, helping lead offense to 373 rushing yards and 523 total yards…Made second straight start of season at center against FAU (Sept. 10) and helped lead offense to 470-yard performance, including 279 rushing yards…Started at center in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17), guiding offense to 549 total yards…Made fourth straight start of season at center in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Started at center against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Started at center and helped lead Miami to 363 yards against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Made seventh start of season at center at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Started at center at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Helped lead offense to 534-yard performance in win over Pittsburgh with start at center (Nov. 5)….Suffered season-ending injury against Panthers.
2015 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games, serving as team’s center…One of only two players on offense line to start every game at same position…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): Made career debut against FAMU…Saw time on offensive line against Duke, helping lead way to 426-yard performance…Made first start of career at left guard against Georgia Tech…Started at left guard against Cincinnati, helping offense finish with 621 total yards…Helped guide offense to 456-yard performance in road win over Virginia Tech, making third straight start at left guard…Started at left guard against North Carolina, paving way for 494 total yards and 295 rushing yards.
High School: Participated in Under Armour All-American Game … First-team Class 7A All-State selection … Named first-team All-Broward by Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel … Brother of former Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman and current Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Linder … Coached by Rocco Casullo at St. Thomas Aquinas … Posted 4.0 GPA at St. Thomas Aquinas HS.