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70 - Sergio Render Position: Offensive Guard
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 310 lbs.
High School: Newnan
Hometown: Newnan, Ga.
 
photo Is slated to start at right guard despite seeing only limited work during the spring following off-season knee surgery ... Started every game last season as a true freshman ... Had his share of ups and downs, but earned first-team freshman All-America honors from scout.com and second-team honors from Rivals.com ... Also selected to the ACC all-freshman team named by The Sporting News ... Led the line in knockdown blocks with 37 ... Would have benefited from some more reps in the spring, but has the size, strength and athletic ability to be a special player.

2006: Earned the starting right guard job during the preseason ... Graded 80 percent over 40 plays during the opener against Northeastern ... Had one knockdown block in that game ... Played 47 snaps in the UNC game, posting four knockdowns ... Had four more knockdowns against Duke ... Played all but one offensive down against Cincinnati ... Picked up three knockdowns in consecutive games against Georgia Tech, BC and Southern Miss ... Graded 82 percent in the USM game ... Had a season-best six knockdowns against No. 10 Clemson ... Play every offensive snap at Miami, grading 84 percent and posting three knockdown blocks ... Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at Wake Forest ... Posted six knockdowns and a season-high grade of 90 percent ... Ended the regular season with a pair of knockdowns against Virginia that pushed his total to a team-leading 37 ... Got the start in the bowl game against Georgia in his home state ... Played 663 plays on offense during the regular season ... Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the season ... Saw only limited work during off-season and spring workouts.

High School: A two-way lineman for Coach Robert Herring at Newnan High ... Graded out at 85 percent in his blocking assignments and recorded over 100 pancake blocks his last two seasons ... A two-time all-area honoree ... Helped his team to a 12-2 record and place in the state playoffs his junior year ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Rated as the No. 7 center in the nation and the No. 27 player in Georgia by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 67 offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state of Georgia by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 41 player in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 91 player in the Southeast Region by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report Named to PrepStar's postseason All-Southeast Region team ... Competed as a heavyweight on the school's weight lifting team ... Helped the school to a state title ... Was also a weight man on the track team.

Personal: Sergio Orlando Render ... Born 9/13/86 in LaGrange, GA ... Lives with his aunt and uncle, Kerri and Eric Geter ... Enrolled in university studies.

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