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University of Miami Athletics
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Tirek Austin-Cave

position

Linebacker

Height

6-1

Weight

220 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Pennsauken, N.J.

High School

Camden

2020 (True Freshman): Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had first two tackles of career in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Saw action at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Had one tackle in home win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Played in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Saw action in come-from-behind victory at NC State (Nov. 6).

High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 24 inside linebacker and No. 16 player in New Jersey by Rivals.com…Ranked the No. 26 Inside linebacker and No. 15 player in the state by 247 Composite…Listed as the No. 44 player at his position and No. 14 player in New Jersey by ESPN…Helped lead Camden to an appearance in the New Jersey Central Group 2 state championship game…Finished the 2019 season with 148 tackles, 11 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt…As a senior, was named a Butkus Award nominee and earned first team all-conference, first team All-South Jersey and first team all-state honors…Chose Miami over offers from Baylor, Kansas State, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others.