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University of Miami Athletics

Donald Chaney, Jr.


Running Back




210 lbs.


Fourth-Year Redshirt Sophomore


Homestead, Fla.

High School

Belen Jesuit







Donald Chaney, Jr. - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Fourth-Year Redshirt Sophomore): Enjoyed impressive rebound season for Hurricanes after missing nearly all of 2022 to injury…Started two games and saw action in 11, missing just one…Ranked third on Hurricanes with 478 rushing yards…Averaged 5.1 yards per rush, carrying 94 times (second-most on team)…Had 38 yards on eight carries with one touchdown run in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Totaled three carries in win over Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Had seven caries for 73 yards with one touchdown in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Started at Temple and posted 61 yards on nine attempts, including long run of 25 yards, in road win over Owls (Sept. 23)…Had dominant outing against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7), recording first career 100-yard game…Had career-high 24 carries for 106 yards against Yellow Jackets…Finished with five attempts for 23 yards at North Carolina…Recorded 63 yards on 17 attempts in 2OT win over Clemson (Oct. 21)…Had 12 carries for 85 yards and season-long run of 29 yards at Florida State (Nov. 11)…Rushed three times for 11 yards in regular season finale at Boston College (Nov. 24).

2022 (Third-Year Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in only one game while recovering from offseason surgery…Made first appearance of the season rushing for eight yards on two carries against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

2021 (Second-Year Freshman*): Saw action in first two games of season before suffering season-ending injury…Rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries with one touchdown…Added one catch…Had seven carries for 23 yards in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Totaled 21 yards on four carries, including one touchdown rush, in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11).

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in all 11 games in first collegiate season…Ranked third on Hurricanes with 322 rushing yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry on 68 carries…Scored three rushing touchdowns…Added 11 receptions for 143 yards in first season…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10), rushing for 52 yards on eight carries…Averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had long rush of 33 yards in win over Blazers…Finished with seven carries in road win over top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Scored first two rushing touchdowns of career in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Finished with seven carries for 35 rushing yards, including scoring runs of 2 and 5 yards…Added 15-yard reception against Seminoles…Had one carry and one reception at Clemson (Oct. 10)…Totaled 18 yards on five carries in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Led Hurricanes with 43 rushing yards in win over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Had 1-yard touchdown run and finished with 10 carries against Cavaliers…Had three carries for 14 yards in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Also caught one pass against Wolfpack…Posted 25 rushing yards on eight carries, including long rush of 9 yards, in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Posted career-high 143 all-purpose yards – including career-high 62 rushing yards and career-high 81 receiving yards – in win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Averaged 6.9 yards per carry against Blue Devils (nine carries) and tied for team lead with four receptions, including long reception of 56 yards…Had four carries and one reception in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Finished with 44 receiving yards on three receptions in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 26)…Added six carries for 50 yards against Cowboys in season finale.

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked as the sixth-best running back and No. 46 player overall by…Rated the sixth-best running back and No. 42 player nationally by ESPN…Listed as the No. 5 running back and No. 35 player overall by 247 Composite…Selected to participate in the 2020 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2019…Leaves Belen Jesuit as the school’s all-time leading rusher having totaled 4,511 yards and 60 touchdowns on 442 carries over the course of five seasons…Was a two-time Dade County Player of the Year…Chose Miami over offers from Florida State, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M, Michigan, Syracuse, Boston College and South Carolina, among others.

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