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University of Miami Athletics

Thurston Armbrister






222 lbs.


Redshirt Freshman


Hollywood, Fla.

High School

Hollywood Hills HS

Thurston Armbrister - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2014 (Senior): Delivered standout performance in start against Louisville, recording five tackles (four solo), one sack (18 yards), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Recorded three tackles, including two sacks, against FAMU, and added second forced fumble of season…Led team with nine tackles (five solo) against Arkansas State, including one sack (11 yards)…Tied for team high with seven tackles (three solo) and first career PBU against Nebraska…Led defense with six tackles (five solo) in win over Duke…Had five tackles, including one sack for loss of eight yards, against Georgia Tech…Recorded four tackles and one TFL in start against Cincinnati…Had three tackles, including one TFL, in start against Virginia Tech…Started against North Carolina, did not record any stats…Added three tackles in start against Florida State…Totaled five tackles (four solo) and 0.5 TFL in start against Virginia…Credited with three tackles and 0.5 TFL in start against Pittsburgh…Recorded three tackles in Duck Commander Independence Bowl start against South Carolina.

2013 (Junior): Played in all 13 games, making six starts at outside linebacker … Recorded 33 tackles, 5.0 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks and one fumble recovery … Had two tackles, 2.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack in season-opening win over FAU … Tallied four solo stops and recovered fumble in upset win over No. 12/9 Florida … Second sack of season came in road win at USF … Had five tackles and QB hurry in comeback road win at North Carolina … Had career-high six tackles in road loss at Duke … Tallied five tackles in home win over Virginia … Added four tackles vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl … Earned letter.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, starting four at outside linebacker, including last three games … Earned first letter … Finished ninth on team with 40 tackles (25 solo stops) … Added 2.0 tackles for loss … Recorded at least one tackle in every game … Made career-first start in season opener at Boston College … Career-first TFL – one-yard loss – came in loss to North Carolina … Tallied four tackles in win vs. Virginia Tech … Recorded career-high six tackles in back-to-back games to close season vs. USF and at Duke.

2011 (True Freshman): Participated on practice squad, did not see any action.

High School: Played safety at Hollywood Hills HS for head coach Scott Barnwell … Late addition to Miami’s signing class in June 2011 … Also played basketball and ran the 400 meters at Hollywood Hills.

2012 12-4 25 15 40 2.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 13-6 25 8 33 5.0 14 2.0 8 0 1 0 0 0
2014 13-13 38 18 56 8.0 65 5.0 54 2 1 1 0 0
CAREER 38-23 88 41 129 15.0 81 7.0 62 2 2 1 0 0