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Brandon Linder
OL #65
Height:
6-6
Weight:
315
Age:
25
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
S.W. Ranches, Fla.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

G
14
GS
14
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 32 32
2016 JAX 14 14
2015 JAC 3 3
2014 JAC 15 15

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Originally drafted in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2014 draft ... Placed on injured reserve on 10/5/15 ...

PRO (Games played/started - 30/30)

• Third-year pro has started in all 30 games he has played
• Switched from RG to C prior to the 2016 season
• Was a third-round pick of the Jaguars in 2014
• First player from the University of Miami ever drafted by the Jaguars
• Became 24th offensive lineman drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history

2016 (w/ JAX - 14/14)

• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Made his first career start at C in team’s season opener
• 9/18 at S.D.: Started at C
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Inactive (knee)
• 10/2 vs. IND: Started at C, helping the team rush for a season-high 136 yards
• 10/16 at CHI: Started at C
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Started at C
• 10/27 at TEN: Started at C
• 11/6 at K.C.: Started at C, helping the team rush for a season-high 205 yards
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Started at C
• 11/20 at DET: Started at C and was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack
• 11/27 at BUF: Started at C
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Started at C and helped the team rush for 154 yards
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Inactive (ankle)
• 12/18 at HOU: Started at C
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Started at C
• 1/1 at IND: Started at C, only to play seven snaps, before leaving the game with a concussion and not returning

2015 (w/ JAX - 3/3)

Placed on season-ending IR because of surgery to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder after injury suffered in Week 3

• 9/13 vs. CAR: Started at RG to kick off his second season with the Jaguars
• 9/20 vs. MIA: Helped the Jaguars rush for 123 yards and did not allow a sack

2014 (w/ JAX - 15/15)

Started 15 games at RG as a rookie ...Part of OL that helped club finish sixth in the NFL in average per rush (4.5)

• 9/7 at PHI: Started at RG in his NFL debut, one of three Jaguars rookies to start on opening day (WR Marqise Lee, WR Allen Hurns)
• 10/19 vs. CLE: Helped pave the way for an offense that rushed for a season-high 185 yards on 35 carries and 176 yards on 10/26 vs. MIA, the fi rst time since 2010 the club eclipsed 150-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games

• 12/28 at HOU: Started at RG and was part of OL that helped team produce 121 yards on 14 carries (8.6 avg.)

COLLEGE (at Miami (Fla.), 2010-13)

• Four-year starter and started 42 games (37 at RG, 2 at LT, 3 at C)
• Finished career with 35 TD-resulting blocks and 275 key blocks/knockdowns
• As a senior, named team’s Most Valuable Player after leading team with 90 percent grade for blocking consistency, 11 TD-resulting blocks and 84 knockdowns
• Majored in health education

PERSONAL

• Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
• Named U.S. Army All-American and was rated the third-best center in the country by Rivals.com
• Helped team compile a 28-1 record during his nal two seasons and captured the Class 5A state title as a junior
• Twitter handle is @BrandonLinder65

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