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#72 Brad Bednar
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 293
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Mentor
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Updated through Sept. 11, 2012

2012: A starter the last two weeks at center in place of injured JoJo Williams, extending his consecutive starts streak to 40 ... he's been a starter at center (2009, '10 & '12) and at left tackle (2011) ... he majors in engineering management and minors in supply chain management, and has a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average at Miami.

SCOUTING REPORT: Enters the 2012 season as the starter at right offensive guard ... Phil Steele’s pre-season magazine projects Bednar as a MAC all-star candidate ... among Miami’s offensive linemen, Bednar is one of the strongest bench-pressers at 315 pounds.

2011: Started all 12 games for Miami as the team's left tackle, extending his consecutive starts streak to 33 ... seven times the RedHawk offensive line helped Miami accumulate more than 400 yards, including a 503-yard performance vs. Army ... for the season, Miami averaged 373 totals yards and 5.4 yards per play, slightly more than their opponents ... the RedHawk passing game averaged 299 yards per contest, a figure that ranked 14th among 120 Division 1 teams.

2010: Started all 14 games and played virtually every snap at center for the MAC champions ... Bednar and his offensive line teammates held an average time of possession edge of five minutes and 53 seconds against their opponents ... Miami's offense averaged 254 yards passing and 98 yards rushing in 2010 ... Bednar was an honorable mention selection on the MAC's All-Academic Team.

2009: Started every game at center for Miami, playing virtually every play the entire season ... earned his first varsity letter ... the RedHawk offensive unit started slowly in its first three games, but averaged 374 yards per contest during the last nine.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team all-state offensive lineman at Mentor, he lettered three times and captained his squad as a senior ... Mentor was the Division I state runnerup in 2006 and `07, compiling an overall record of 24-5 ... underwent major knee surgery in March of 2008, during which a benign tumor was removed and a bone graft was performed. He was in a cast for 12 weeks ... served as a volunteer coach at Mentor High School in 2008 ... a "gray shirt", he enrolled at Miami in January of 2009, participating in spring practice ... prep football coach was Steve Trivisonno ... also lettered in baseball ... an exceptional student, he had a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

PERSONAL: Born January 11, 1990 ... son of Lawrence and Doloris Bednar ... he majors in engineering management and manufacturing, and has nearly a 3.4 cumulative grade-point average at Miami.

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2009................  12  No other statistics
2010................  14  No other statistics
2011................   12  No other statistics
TOTAL...............  38  No other statistics