University of Miami Athletics

Ousman Traore


Offensive Line




310 lbs.


Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior


College Park, Ga.

Previous School

Hutchinson C.C.

High School

Hapeville Charter





Ousman Traore - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore*): Saw action in 10 games as reserve on offensive line…Saw most significant action of season in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11), where offense totaled 375 yards…Played against Michigan State (Sept. 18) and Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Saw time against Virginia (Sept. 30) and North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Played in wins over NC State (Oct. 23) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Played at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Saw time in wins over both Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) and Duke (Nov. 27) to close out season.

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore):  Saw action in eight games and made two starts…Made first start of career in opener against UAB (Sept. 10), helping lead offense to dominant performance with start at left guard…Offense piled up 337 rushing yards in win over Blazers – second-most recorded by a Miami team against an FBS opponent since the Hurricanes joined the ACC in 2004 and most in any game since 2016…Saw action in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26) in which Miami gained 517 yards, including 200 rushing yards…Started at left guard in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Saw action in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Sophomore): Saw action in two games during regular season…Made career debut in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Saw action in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Served as member of practice squad.

Before Miami: Spent 2018 season at Hutchinson Community College…Made 11 starts in lone season and earned all-conference recognition…Chose Miami over offers from LSU and East Carolina, among others

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