CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Avery Huff

position

Linebacker

Height

6-3

Weight

215 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Freshman

Hometown

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School

St. Thomas Aquinas

2020 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in nine games in debut season, largely on special teams…Finished with five tackles…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had first tackle of career in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Finished with one tackle in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Saw action at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Had one tackle in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Played in victory over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Competed in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Saw action in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Had two tackles in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action, redshirted to retain eligibility.

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Rated No. 8 inside linebacker and the No. 19 player in Florida by Rivals.com…Rated No. 171 player in Rivals Top250…Ranked as 12th outside linebacker and 32nd player in Florida by 247Sports.com… Listed as No. 27 outside linebacker by ESPN.com…Tallied 38 total tackles (24 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble in senior season…Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas to FHSAA Class 7A state championship game…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee and Texas, among others.