Waynmon Steed, Jr.
2021 (Redshirt Junior*): Saw action in all 12 games and made eight starts in breakout season…Ranked second on team with 54 total tackles (24 solo)…Added 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack…Saw action in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Finished with six tackles (one solo) in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Made first start of season against Michigan State (Sept. 18), beginning streak of four straight starts…Finished with eight tackles against Spartans, including 8-yard sack…Had two solo tackles in start against Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Posted six tackles, including five solo stops, against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Totaled four tackles (three solo) against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Tallied six stops in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Had four total tackles in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Credited with six stops against Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Had three tackles at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Totaled two tackles against Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Finished with six tackles in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 27).
2020 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in seven games and made two starts…Posted 15 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss…Had one half-tackle for loss in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Lone tackle in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19) was 1-yard tackle for loss…Finished with one tackle in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Saw action against top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Finished with three tackles (two solo) in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Made first start of career in road win at Duke (Dec. 5), finishing with career-high five tackles…Lone tackle in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12) was half-tackle for loss…Started 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29) and finished with three total tackles, including half-tackle for loss.
2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Did not see any game action while recovering from offseason surgery.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in five games…Totaled three tackles, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery…Made career debut in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8), finishing with two tackles, 1.0 TFL (three yards) and first fumble recovery…Saw action vs. North Carolina (Sept. 27)…Played at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Had one tackle in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Saw action in regular season finale vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24).
2017 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action, redshirted to retain eligibility…Served as member of practice squad.
High School: Consensus-three-star linebacker prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Ranked No. 21 inside linebacker nationwide by Rivals…Rated No. 13 inside linebacker in Top247 Rankings and No. 25 inside linebacker on 247Sports’ Composite Rankings… Suffered torn ACL during senior year… Missed junior season with shoulder injury…Finished sophomore season at Central with 83 tackles, leading team to state championship…High school teammate of fellow early enrollee Navaughn Donaldson at Miami Central…Coached by Roland Smith at Central…Chose Miami over offers from Colorado, LSU and NC State, among others.
* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic