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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Jason Blissett, Jr.

position

Defensive Line

Height

6-4

Weight

262 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Freshman

Hometown

Queens, N.Y.

High School

Poly Prep

2020 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in nine games…Finished with seven total tackles (three solo)…Had one tackle in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Finished with three solo tackles at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Saw time in wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)…Had one tackle in road shutout at Duke (Dec. 5)…Posted two tackles in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12).

2019 (True Freshman): Played in one game in first season…Made career debut in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14) and finished with two tackles and 1.0 TFL…Served as member of practice squad.

High School: Listed as four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports…Rated three-star prospect by ESPN…Ranked as second-best player in New York and No. 27 defensive lineman by 247Sports…Rated No. 3 player in state and No. 44 at his position by Rivals…Listed as No. 3 player in New York by ESPN…Led Poly Prep to appearance in Metropolitan Independent Football League championship game, in which he had nine tackles and ran for 90 yards and touchdown…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Texas A&M, UCF, Tennessee, Boston College, Virginia, Purdue, Rutgers, Minnesota, Indiana and Maryland, among others.