clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Standish Dobard

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Standish Dobard

Junior - TE - 6'4 262 - New Orleans, La (Edna Karr H.S.)

Dobard hauled in 7 catches for 147 yards last season as Clive Walford's primary back-up.

Also saw a lot of action in 2 TE sets and proved to be an effective blocker.

Rated the #4 TE in the country by ESPN coming out of H.S.

Had a nice spring and came out of camp as the frontrunner to start at the position.

Summary:  Dobard has more than enough physical talent to be an excellent tight end. He simply needs to be consistent in his route running and with his hands.  His blocking is already game ready.  Brad Kaaya is still a young QB, and he is still going to look to intermediate/middle routes often, so there will be plenty of opportunity. The chemistry seen between Kaaya and Dobard this spring gives Stan a heads up. But raw and super talented JUCO transfer Jerome Washington as well as sophomore Chris Herndon will provide plenty of competition, so Dobard needs to stay on top of his game.   I have a feeling Dobard holds them off as the #1 TE, and has a nice season in the 30-35 catch range with about 5 TDs, not to mention factors in big time as a blocker in the running game. He also needs to protect the ball when he runs after the catch, something the big man also does very well.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.