University of Miami Athletics
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Trajan Bandy

position

Defensive Back

Height

5-9

Weight

180 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Columbus

2018 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM

2018 (Sophomore): Enjoyed breakout  season, starting all 13 games and earning All-ACC third-team honors…Posted career-high totals in tackles (36), tackles for loss (4.5), interceptions (three), fumble recoveries (two) and passes defended (eight)…Wore new “Turnover Chain” five times, more than any player…Started and had one solo tackle in season opener against LSU (Sept. 2)…Ejected for targeting penalty in first quarter against Tigers and missed remainder of game…Recovered first fumble of career in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8), becoming first Hurricane to wear new turnover chain…Started and had strong performance at Toledo (Sept. 15), finishing with three total tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, one PBU and first interception of season…Pick was second of career…Started and had one PBU in win over FIU (Sept. 22)…Posted career-high six tackles (four solo) and added 1.5 tackles for loss (six yards) in start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Started and had one tackle in win over Florida State (Oct. 6)…Put together dominant outing in start at Virginia (Oct. 13), recording two interceptions and three total tackles…Multi-interception game was first of career and first by Hurricane since Michael Jackson vs. Syracuse in October 2017…Tied career mark with six total tackles and added two PBUs at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Had three solo tackles in start vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Started and recorded three tackles (two solo) at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Recorded five total tackles (four solo) and 1.0 TFL (four yards) in start at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Posted five tackles, one fumble recovery and 1.0 TFL in start in regular season finale vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27).

2017 (True Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games and made three starts…Finished with 25 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss…Added six pass breakups and had one interception returned for touchdown…Six pass breakups were tied for third-most on team…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with two total tackles (one solo)…Had three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 TFL (one yard) in win over Toledo (Sept. 23)…Credited with first PBU of career against Rockets…Posted three tackles (all solo) in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Saw action against Florida State (Oct. 7) and Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Made first career start in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21) and finished with one solo tackle and two PBUs…Had three tackles (one solo) and 0.5 TFLs in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Started and finished with two tackles in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Recorded first interception of career and returned it 65 yards for touchdown in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Had one tackle against Fighting Irish…Totaled four tackles (one solo) and added one PBU in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had one PBU against Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2) and finished with three total tackles…Finished with three tackles (all solo) and one PBU in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Rated as 30th-best cornerback by 247Sports…Earned No. 33 ranking in state of Florida by 247Sports… Rated as 267th prospect nationwide on ESPN300…Participated in The Opening in 2016…Earned Top 300 PrepStar All-America ranking…Named First Team All-Dade by Miami Herald…Totaled pair of returns for touchdowns as senior…Coached by Chris Merritt at Columbus High School…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Oklahoma and Colorado, among others.