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Brandon Linder
G #65
Miami (Fla.)
S.W. Ranches, Fla.
Career Stats
TOTAL 18 18
2015 JAC 3 3
2014 JAC 15 15
Recent Games
1 CAR L 9-20
2 MIA W 23-20
3 @NE L 17-51
4 @IND L 13-16

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

PRO: Second-year pro has started in all 17 games he has played ... Was a thirdround pick of the Jaguars in 2014 ... Four-year starter at Miami ... First player from the University of Miami ever drafted by the Jaguars … Became 24th offensive lineman drafted by the Jaguars in franchise history …

2015: 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 ... 9/27 at N.E.: Started at RG in team’s road opener ... 10/4 at IND: Inactive ...

2014: 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) ... Helped pave the way on 10/19 vs. CLE for an offense that rushed for a season-high 185 yards on 35 carries and 176 yards on 10/26 vs. MIA, the first time since 2010 the club eclipsed 150-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games ... Was inactive on 11/9 vs. DAL with a shoulder injury ... Started at RG on 12/28 at HOU and was part of OL that helped team produce 121 yards on 14 carries (8.6 avg.).

COLLEGE: Four-year starter … Started 42 games (37 at RG, 2 at LG, 3 at C) … Finished career with 35 TD-resulting blocks and 275 key blocks/knockdowns … Majored in health education …

2013: Started all 13 games, 10 at RG and three at LT … Second-team All-ACC selection by the league’s coaches and received All-ACC first team honors from The NFL Draft Report … Named team’s Most Valuable Player after leading team with 90 percent grade for blocking consistency, 11 TD-resulting blocks and 84 knockdowns … Did not allow a sack …

2012: Started all 12 games at RG … Third-team All-ACC selection by Phi Steele … Earned All-ACC honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches … Anchored an OL that paved way for the third-best passing offense (295.4) in ACC …

2011: Started all 12 games at RG … Tied for team-best with 90 percent blocking consistency … Made only seven mental errors … Allowed only 1.5 of the 19 sacks allowed and posted eight TD-resulting blocks, along with 68 knockdowns …

2010: Appeared in all 12 games with five starts as a true freshman … Named to All-ACC Freshman Team … Recorded 48 knockdowns and four TD-resulting blocks … Graded out above 90 percent for last seven games of the regular season … Played four different positions against Georgia Tech and earned ACC Player of the Week honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: 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 final two seasons and captured the Class 5A state title as a junior.

PERSONAL: Single … Resides in Southwest Ranches, Fla. … Full name: Brandon Linder … Twitter handle is @BrandonLinder65.

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