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59 Damian Bounds

Class: R-Junior Position: OL Height: 6-1 Weight: 300 Previous School: Stockbridge HS Hometown: Ellenwood, Ga.

 

2018 (R-So.):
• Saw playing time in the first 10 games of the season, serving in a backup role at center
• Helped Liberty finish the season averaging 261.5 passing yards per game, which would have ranked No. 33 in the country if the Flames were eligible for the FBS national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process)
• The Flames allowed 21 sacks during the season, which would have ranked No. 39 in the country
• Protected a pair of 1,000-yard performers in running back Frankie Hickson (1,032 yards rushing) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (1,037 receiving yards)
• Allowed quarterback Buckshot Calvert to throw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, helping him become the program's all-time career leader with 65 career touchdown passes

2017 (R-Fr.):
• Saw playing time in nine of Liberty's 11 games, mostly at left guard
• Helped protect quarterback Buckshot Calvert, allowing the sophomore to set a school record in passing yards (3,363), completions (257), and touchdowns (29)
• If Liberty's offense was eligible for FCS national rankings (not eligible due to FBS transition process), the Flames would have ranked No. 12 in total offense (449.2 yards per game) and No. 9 in passing offense (309.9 yards per game)
• The Flames would have also ranked No. 9 in the country (FCS) in fewest passes intercepted (6)

2016 (Fr.):
• Redshirted during the season

Prep:
• Three-year letter winner from Stockbridge High School
• Named best offensive lineman as a freshman on the ninth-grade team
• Honorable mention all-region as a sophomore
• Two-time all-region honoree as a junior and senior
• Helped lead Stockbridge High School to a 4A state title during his junior season
• Best Offensive Lineman award winner as a senior while earning first-team all-state honors
• Played basketball in high school

Personal:
• Son of Damian Bounds and Charisse Tate-Upshaw
• Exercise Science major
• Birthday is May 11