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Miami Hurricanes DT RJ McIntosh named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

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A strong game in a great season earns worthy recognition

Syracuse v Miami Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Following yet another strong game vs North Carolina, Miami Hurricanes DT RJ McIntosh was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday afternoon.

Here’s more on this weekly award from Miami Athletics:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami junior defensive lineman RJ McIntosh was among those recognized with weekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference, as announced Monday.

McIntosh, who was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, joins Braxton Berrios (Receiver of the Week, Oct. 9), Darrell Langham (Co-Receiver of the Week, Oct. 16), Michael Badgley (Specialist of the Week, Oct. 16), Christopher Herndon IV (Receiver of the Week, Oct. 23) and Michael Pinckney (Linebacker of the Week, Oct. 23) as Miami honorees through the first nine weeks of the season.

McIntosh tied for the team lead and posted a career mark with 11 total tackles in a 24-19 win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Oct. 28.

The junior standout, who has started every game on the interior of the defensive line for the past two seasons, added one tackle for loss and one PBU in the win.

McIntosh ranks second among players on the defensive line with 28 total tackles this year, and has compiled 5.5 tackles for loss and six PBUs – the second-most on the Hurricanes, trailing only defensive back Malek Young.

McIntosh has been flat out dominant this season, and his performances in the last 2 games has been proof positive of that fact. And, while his stats are very good for a DT, McIntosh’s strong play has helped his fellow DL make plays in key situations for the Cane all season long.

Congrats on the award, RJ.

Go Canes