Julian Hernandez - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#62 Julian Hernandez


Class Graduate
Height 6'4"
Weight 310
Hometown Davie, Fla.
High School St. Thomas Aquinas

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As a Graduate (2023)
• SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Started all 12 games at center

As a Senior (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Started and played in 10 games, totaling 621 snaps, all at center
• Posted four games with a Pro Football Focus pass block grade of 73.0 or better
• Did not allow a sack and conceded just one quarterback hit
• Called for just two penalties on the year

As a Junior (2021)

• Played in all 12 games, starting the final 10 games at center
• Allowed just one sack and two quarterback hits on 713 total snaps
• Earned a Pro Football Focus Pass Block Grade over 80 in two games (UConn and Ole Miss)

As a Sophomore (2020)
• Played in five games and started four at left guard, versus Mississippi State, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri
• Part of an offensive line that provided pass protection for the Commodores to rank 31st nationally in completion percentage (63.8)
• Worked with an offense that increased its total offensive yards per game, passing yards per game, passing yards per completion, passing yards per attempt and third-down conversion percentage from 2019 to 2020
• Provided pass protection for Ken Seals, who set the Vanderbilt freshman record with 1,928 passing yards
• Blocked for a trio of Seals’ 300-yard passing games, the third most in a Commodore career

As a Freshman (2019)
• One game played as true freshman offensive lineman
• Made first collegiate appearance in win over East Tennessee State

The Hernandez File
• Prepped at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
• Three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports
• Two-time all-area first team
• Led team to 25-5 record over final two prep seasons
• Team averaged 45.5 points/game during senior season
• Full name is Julian Michael Hernandez
• Born in Miami
• Son of Julio Hernandez and Michele Santos
• One sister, Olivia
• Played baseball before pursuing football career
• Majored in human and organizational development and earned a graduate degree in human development studies