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Jalen Rivers

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-5

Weight

325 lbs.

Class

Fourth-Year Redshirt Sophomore

Hometown

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School

Oakleaf

Twitter

@jalenrivers01

Instagram

@1kbigj

 

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Jalen Rivers - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 All-ACC, Second Team

2023 (Redshirt Junior): Served as one of top performers on offensive line, earning All-ACC second-team honors…Played key role on line that was named to midseason honor roll for Joe Moore Award, honoring nation’s top unit…Started all 12 games at left tackle with Hurricanes… Started in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1) and helped lead Hurricanes to 493 yards of total offense, including 243 rushing yards…Made start in win against Texas A&M (Sept. 9), leading Hurricanes to 451-yard explosion against talented Aggies defense…Helped pave way to 589 yards of offense against Bethune-Cookman (Sept .14) with start…Started at Temple (Sept. 23) where Hurricanes had season-high 323 rushing yards…Made starts against both Georgia Tech (Oct. 7) and at North Carolina (Oct. 14)…Started against Clemson (Oct. 21), where Hurricanes totaled 211 yards of rushing offense against one of nation’s top defensive units and won in 2OT…Started against Virginia (Oct. 28)…Started in back-to-back road games at NC State (Nov. 4) and at Florida State (Nov. 11)…Paved way for 489 yards of offense in start against Louisville (Nov. 18), which entered game ranked among top defensive units…Led Hurricanes to 532 yards of offense against Boston College (Nov. 24) in regular season finale, most yards gained by Miami against ACC competition all season.

2022 (Third-Year Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in nine games and made seven starts…Served as one of team’s top-graded offensive linemen…Missed tail end of season to injury…Played at left guard in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), with offense totaling 605 yards…Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 6)…Started in win over Southern Miss (Sept. 10), with offense totaling 445 yards…Started against Texas A&M (Sept. 17), helping offense total 367 yards…Started against North Carolina (Oct. 8) with offense compiling 538 yards…Started in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15), aiding offense to 449 yards…Helped offense to 327 yards as a starter against Duke (Oct. 22)…Started in win at Virginia (Oct. 29)…Started against Florida State (Nov. 5) before exiting the game with an injury.

2021 (True Freshman*): Emerged as team’s starting left guard out of camp but injury shut down season three games in…Started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4) at left guard…Started in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11), where offense totaled 375 yards…Started against Michigan State (Sept. 18), helping lead Hurricanes to 440 yards of offense…Suffered leg injury versus Spartans that ended season.

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in seven games in debut season…Made career debut in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Played in home wins over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17) and Virginia (Oct. 24)…Competed in road win at Duke (Dec. 5) and in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked No. 35 overall in the ESPN300…Rated the No. 5 offensive tackle and No. 4 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 15 offensive tackle and No. 23 player in Florida by 247 Composite…Ranked No. 145 in the Top 247 Composite…Rated the No. 19 offensive tackle nationally and No. 37 player in Florida by Rivals…Listed as the No. 212 player on the Rivals Top 250…Selected to participate in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…Earned all-state and all-county honors…Also competed in basketball, weightlifting and track & field, winning a state championship in the shot put…High school teammate of fellow #Category20 signee Chantz Williams…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Penn State, South Carolina, USF, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia Tech, among others.

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