Fernando Velasco
# 75
Center - C
Height: 6-4  Weight: 318
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   Jefferson County
Previous Experience
  3L
Hometown
   Wrens, Ga.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 06/26/2006
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Sr., 6-4, 318
Wrens, Ga. (Jefferson County)

2007: Appeared in 12 games making 12 starts
*Twice named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (9/3 for his efforts vs. Oklahoma State and 11/12 for his efforts vs. No. 18 Auburn)
*Moved to center in spring and earned starting job

2006: Started every game
*OL ranked second in the SEC in fewest sacks allowed with 17
*Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win
*Named team’s Most Improved Offensive Player
*Recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship
*Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week Honors after performance in the win over UAB
*Named Most Improved Offensive Lineman after spring drills

2005: Redshirted and key member of the scout team
*Recipient of Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship
*Part of 10-3 SEC Championship team

2004: Saw action as key backup and helped the Bulldogs roll up nearly 400 yards per game
*Earned the first start of his career in the win against Vanderbilt
*Recipient of Iron Man Award (players who do not miss a practice or summer workout during the year) at conclusion of the ’04 season
*Listed as number two split guard at conclusion of spring
*Team went 10-2 capped by an Outback Bowl victory

2003: Served as backup in offensive line most of the 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”
*Team went 10-3 SEC Eastern Division Championship team

High School: Jefferson County, coached by J.B. Arnold
*Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50 in Georgia and Class AAA First Team All-State as a senior; A four-year starter
*GSWA 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

Born: Feb. 22, 1985; Major: Health and Physical Education