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Fernando Velasco
Fernando  Velasco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wrens, Ga.

High School:
Jefferson County

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 315

Position:
SG

Birthdate:
02/22/1985

Experience:
2VL

High School: Jefferson County..... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 in Georgia and Class AAA First Team All-State.....Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAA First Team All-State.... Prep Star All-Region..... Augusta Chronicle First Team All-Area and Dream 16....RIVALS Top 75 Offensive Tackles and Top 25 in Georgia..... Borderwars Top 50..... "Who's Who" among high school students.....four-year starter.....High School Coach: J.B. Arnold.

College: 2003 -- Served as backup in offensive line most of '03 season.......recipient of Iron Man Award which is presented to a player who "shows up every day for work, never late, and strains his potential in every endeavor".....part of Georgia team that won 32 games from 2001-03 and ranked among the top five teams nationally in winning percentage during that time....

2004 -- Solid spring....listed as number two split guard at conclusion of spring practice...earned the first start of his career in the win against Vanderbilt...saw action as key backup lineman the rest of the season as he helped the Bulldogs roll up nearly 400 yards per game...recipient of Iron Man Award (players who do not miss a practice or summer workout during the year) at conclusion of the '04 season.....part of team that posted 42-10 record from 2001-04 (sixth best in the country), three straight seasons of 10 or more wins, three straight bowl victories, and three consecutive national top six finishes...2005 -- Listed as number two TG at conclusion of spring...redshirted during '05 season....Recipient of Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship... 2006 -- Named Most Improved Offensive Lineman at conclusion of spring drills....listed as number one SG heading into fall....Major: Health and Physical Education.

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