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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Jalar Holley

position

Defensive Line

Height

6-2

Weight

285 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Freshman

Hometown

Queens, N.Y.

High School

Buford

2020 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in seven games…Finished with six total tackles…Made season debut in home opener versus UAB (Sept. 10)…Played in top-20 road win at Louisville (Sept. 19)…Posted two tackles in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Had one tackle in road shutout at Duke (Dec. 5)…Finished with career-best three tackles in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12).

2019 (True Freshman): Saw action in two games in first season…Made career debut in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Saw action in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26)…Served as member of practice squad.

High School: Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Rated No. 37 player at position and No. 78 in state by Rivals.com…Ranked as No. 58 defensive tackle by 247Sports.com…Listed as No. 59 player at position by ESPN.com…Led Buford to 2018 Georgia Class AAAAA regional final…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Auburn, Arkansas, Arizona State, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, NC State, Ole Miss, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF and Virginia Tech, among others.