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73 Sam Isaacson

Class: R-Senior Position: OL Height: 6-7 Weight: 315 Previous School: Liberty Christian Academy Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.

2018 (R-Jr.):
• Saw playing time in nine games, including a start at right tackle against Idaho State
• 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-So.):
• Saw playing time in 10 contests, missing Liberty's season-opening win at Baylor
• Helped protect quarterback Stephen Calvert, allowing the sophomore to set school records in passing yards (3,363), completions (257) and touchdowns (29)
• If Liberty's offense was eligible for 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 in fewest passes intercepted (6)

2016 (R-Fr.):
• Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Competed in all 11 games, making nine starts at right tackle
• Made first career start during season opener at Virginia Tech
• Helped Liberty earn a ranking of No. 19 in the country in fourth-down conversion percentage (63.2 percent/12-of-19)
• Helped the Flames rank No. 37 in the country in turnover margin (0.36)
• Contributed to Liberty being ranked No. 18 in the country in fewest penalties (56) and fewest penalties per game (5.09)
• Helped the Flames rank second on the Big South in passing offense (205.3 yards per game) and tied for the conference lead with 18 passing touchdowns
• Contributed to Liberty being ranked third in the Big South in scoring offense, averaging 27.5 points per game
• Helped freshman quarterback Stephen Calvert throw for 1,931 yards, third most by a freshman in program history

2015 (Fr.):
• Redshirted

Prep:
• Graduated from Liberty Christian Academy
• Moved up to the varsity team as a sophomore, helping the Bulldogs win a conference and state championship
• Led Liberty Christian Academy to back-to-back conference and state championships as a junior
• Named first-team all-conference as a junior and senior
• 2014 Titan Trophy nominee (best rising senior in Central Virginia)
• Named to the 2014 "Dirty Dozen" team, comprised of the best linemen in Central Virginia
• Played nose guard during his senior year
• 2014 VISAA first-team all-state selection as a senior
• Ranked as a Virginia top-12 offensive tackle prospect by Rivals.com in 2015
• Listed No. 71 on the 2015 Roanoke Times Top 100 Virginia High School prospects list
• Played basketball and participated in track & field (shot put)

Personal:
• Son of Timothy and Rosemarie Isaacson
• Graduated in May 2019 with a degree in Sport Management
• Birthday is April 28