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    65Thomas Sargeant

    Class: R-Senior Position: OL Height: 6-2 Weight: 295 Previous School: Atlee HS Hometown: Mechanicsville, Va.

    2020 (R-Sr.):
    • Started all 11 games at center, pushing his start streak to 47-consecutive games
    • Rimington Award Watch List member (top center in college football)
    • VaSID All-State first team honoree
    • Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent first team
    • CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
    • 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 center for the Flames
    • 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.):
    • Started all 12 games at center for the Flames
    • 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 Stephen 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.):
    • Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
    • Started all 11 games, serving as Liberty’s center throughout the 2017 season
    • Graded at 93 percent by the coaching staff in 2017, finishing the year with 70 knockdowns and one sack allowed
    • 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 Atlee High School in Mechanicsville, Va.
    • Earned first team all-conference and second team all-region honors during senior season
    • Named second team all-conference as a junior

    Personal:
    • Son of Cheryl and Rob Sargeant
    • Uncle, Gordon Burks, played football at Hampden-Sydney
    • Graduated in May 2019 with a degree in Criminal Justice
    • Graduated in May 2021 from the Helms School of Government with a master’s degree in National Security
    • Birthday is April 11

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