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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Will Mallory

position

Tight End

Height

6-5

Weight

245 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School

Providence School

2020 (Junior): Saw action in all 11 games and made seven starts…Hauled in 22 passes for 329 yards with four touchdowns…Ranked fifth in receptions, fifth in yards and third in touchdown catches…Saw action in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Caught 17-yard touchdown pass in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept 19)…Started in romp of rival Florida State and had 10-yard reception (Sept. 26)…Had five-yard catch in start at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Had two touchdowns and totaled 51 receiving yards in start against Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Multi-touchdown performance was first of career…Started and finished with two catches totaling 58 yards in home win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Finished with career-high six receptions for 58 yards, including one touchdown reception, in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Caught two passes totaling 21 yards in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Started final two games of regular season against Duke (Dec. 5) and North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Had 10-yard reception against Blue Devils…Finished with two grabs against Tar Heels…Had four catches totaling 67 yards, including long reception of 44 yards, in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts in second season….Caught 16 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns…Started season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24)…Scored first touchown of season on 11-yard grab in start at North Carolina (Sept. 17)…Started in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Had 59 receiving yards on two catches in start vs. Central Michigan (Sept. 21), including 38-yard reception…Saw action against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Started against Virginia (Oct. 11)…Saw action against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Played at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Started in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Finished with 17-yard touchdown reception in start versus Louisville (Nov. 9)…Set career marks with four catches for 71 yards against FIU (Nov. 23)…Had 29-yard reception against Panthers…Started and set career high with 93 receiving yards on four catches in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Four catches against Blue Devils tied career mark, set previous week…Had 32-yard reception against Duke…Caught four passes for 42 yards in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

2018 (True Freshman): Saw action in 10 games and made one start during regular season…Caught five passes for 37 yards with one touchdown…Had long catch of 13 yards…Made career debut in season opener vs. LSU (Sept. 2)…Started and recorded touchdown on first reception of career, 2-yard catch vs. Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Saw action in wins vs. Toledo (Sept. 15) and FIU (Sept. 22)…Played against North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Saw actoin vs. Florida State (Oct. 6) and at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Played at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Had 7-yard reception at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Had career-high three catches for career-best 28 yards at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Had career-long 13-yard reception vs. Hokies.

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com…Rated as third-best tight end prospect by ESPN.com…Ranked among top 300 recruits by ESPN.com (No. 190)…Ranked as eighth-best tight end and 37th-best prospect in state of Florida by 247Sports.com…Listed as No. 8 tight end and No. 30 prospect in Florida by Rivals.com…Participated in The Opening in summer of 2017…Selected to 2017 Florida Times-Union Super 11 High School Football Team…Caught 46 passes for 900 yards and hauled in 12 touchdowns during junior season…Battled injuries for most of senior season, but was dominant when playing…Caught 11 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in first game back from injury in 2017…Finished senior year with 21 catches for 364 yards and three touchdowns…Father, Mike, played college football at Michigan…Chose Miami over offers from Georgia, Michigan, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State and USC, among others.