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    59Damian Bounds

    Class: R-Senior Position: OL Height: 6-2 Weight: 290 Previous School: Stockbridge HS Hometown: Ellenwood, Ga.

    2020 (R-Sr.):
    • Played in 10 games, starting eight contests at left guard
    • Helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 9 nationally in rushing offense (252.4 yards per game), No. 15 in total offense (482.7 yards per game) and No. 16 in scoring offense (38.2 points per game)
    • Liberty ranked No. 12 in the country in first down offense (273)
    • Liberty ranked No. 15 in the nation in time of possession (32:58)
    • Liberty ranked No. 22 in the country in team passing efficiency (154.51)
    • Liberty ranked No. 8 in fourth-down conversion percent (77.3 percent)
    • Liberty ranked No. 17 in third-down conversion percent (48.0 percent)
    • Helped block for Malik Willis, who led all FBS quarterbacks with 944 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns

    2019 (R-Jr.):
    • Started all 13 games at left guard
    • Graded out at 88.7 percent in 2019
    • Helped the Flames record 39 pancake blocks during the season
    • Was part of an offensive line that helped quarterback Stephen Calvert finish his career as Liberty’s all-time leader in career passing yards (12,025) and touchdowns (93)
    • Liberty’s offensive line allowed Calvert to post the longest streak in the country among FBS quarterbacks by completing 295 passing attempts without an interception in 2019
    • Liberty finished the 2019 season ranked No. 21 nationally in passing yards per game (288.9)
    • Liberty finished the 2019 season ranked No. 32 in total offensive yards per game (439.4)
    • Protected a pair of 1,000-yard performers in running back Frankie Hickson (1,041 yards rushing) and wide receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden (1,396 receiving yards)

    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 in passing touchdowns during the season

    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:
    • Graduated from Stockbridge High School
    • Three-year letter winner in 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
    • Completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in December 2020
    • Birthday is May 11

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