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Brian Balom

position

Safety

Height

6-0

Weight

200 lbs.

Class

Fifth-Year Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Miramar, Fla.

High School

Miramar

Twitter

@trxppybandz

Instagram

@trxppybandz

 

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Brian Balom - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2022 (Third-Year Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 11 games, largely on special teams…Saw time in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with one solo tackle.

2021 (True Freshman*): Did not see any game action while recovering from offseason surgery.

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in 10 games and made one start in first season…Finished with 10 total tackles (six solo)…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had first tackle of career in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Posted three tackles (two solo) in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Finished with career-high five tackles (three solo) at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Saw action in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Played in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Competed in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Played in road victory at Duke (Dec. 5)…Had one tackle in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Made first start of career in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 46 safety and No. 74 player in Florida by 247 Sports…Rated the No. 77 safety nationally by ESPN…Had 28 tackles (25 solo), two tackles for loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior…Helped Miramar medal in the men’s 4x400m relay at the FHSAA state track and field championships…Chose Miami over offers from Indiana, Louisville, Utah, West Virginia, Northern Illinois, Toledo, FAU and FIU, among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic

2023 (Fourth-Year Sophomore): Saw action in six games and served as member of special teams units…Posted three total tackles…Had one solo tackle in season opener vs. Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Added two stops on special teams against Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Played in win at Temple (Sept. 23)…Saw time in wins against Virginia (Oct. 28) and at Boston College (Nov. 24).

2022 (Third-Year Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 11 games, largely on special teams…Saw time in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), finishing with one solo tackle.

2021 (Second-Year Freshman): Did not see any game action while recovering from offseason surgery.

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in 10 games and made one start in first season…Finished with 10 total tackles (six solo)…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had first tackle of career in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Posted three tackles (two solo) in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Finished with career-high five tackles (three solo) at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Saw action in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Played in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Competed in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Played in road victory at Duke (Dec. 5)…Had one tackle in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Made first start of career in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 46 safety and No. 74 player in Florida by 247 Sports…Rated the No. 77 safety nationally by ESPN…Had 28 tackles (25 solo), two tackles for loss, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior…Helped Miramar medal in the men’s 4x400m relay at the FHSAA state track and field championships…Chose Miami over offers from Indiana, Louisville, Utah, West Virginia, Northern Illinois, Toledo, FAU and FIU, among others.

Personal: Intends to major in sociology.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic