A seasoned veteran who could be poised for a big senior season … Entering his fourth year as a starter, having started 39 of 40 games played … Was a second-team All-ACC selection at guard in 2008 … Is big, strong and athletic … His 864 plays on offense ranked second on the team before he moved from right guard to left guard for the Orange Bowl, where he started … Also ranked second in overall plays (918, including 54 on special teams) before missing the bowl game … Posted 45 knockdown blocks from his right guard position during his last eight games … Did not participate in spring drills following shoulder surgery … Will move to left guard this fall … A physical player who will be looked to for leadership.
2008: Started and played every offensive down against ECU … Graded 82 percent on 61 plays against Furman … Played every snap and got an 89 percent rating in the Georgia Tech game … Went the distance (66 snaps) at UNC with three knockdown blocks … Worked all 70 snaps at Nebraska with three knockdowns … Posted nine knockdowns in the WKU game … Added nine more at Boston College … Played every offensive down and collected four knockdowns against FSU … Picked up five more knockdowns in the Maryland game … Played every offensive snap in the Duke game with four knockdowns … Also had four knockdowns against Virginia … Posted six knockdowns during Tech’s ACC title game win over BC … Underwent shoulder surgery following the Orange Bowl … Did not participate in off-season workouts or spring practice.
2007: Started at right guard … Posted nine knockdown blocks in the opening game against ECU … Played 57 snaps at LSU … Worked 72 offensive snaps against Ohio … Had six knockdowns versus William & Mary … Sat out the first quarter of the UNC game … Ended up playing 39 snaps against the Tar Heels … Was in for all 55 plays at Clemson … Posted five knockdowns in the Duke game … Picked up seven more knockdowns and graded 85 percent in the BC game … Added six knockdowns at Georgia Tech and eight against Florida State … Graded 90 percent with three knockdowns against Miami … Picked up four more knockdowns in the win at Virginia … Earned a grade of 87 percent and collected eight knockdowns in the win over BC in the ACC title game … His 380-pound jerk during the off-season was the second-best on the team.
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 Southern Miss game … Had a season-best six knockdowns against No. 10 Clemson … Played 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 human development.