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SOTU Awards: Freshman of the Year — TE Brevin Jordan

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Jordan was one of the nations most dynamic tight ends despite being just a freshman

TE Brevin Jordan was the easy choice for Freshman of the Year.
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It was no secret that Brevin Jordan was going to make an immediate impact for the Hurricanes offense in his first year. He was the number one rated tight end in the country coming out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas and the expectations were high for both him and Will Mallory.

Despite finishing the season third in receiving and second in receptions, it is easy to argue that there were a lot of opportunities left out there for Jordan. He was a mismatch almost every time he was on the field and the Hurricanes failed to utilize him to his maximum potential.

Regardless, there were moments where his greatness protruded. One of the highlights of his career at Miami will always be the game-winning 41-yard touchdown catch he made against Florida State to complete the comeback and give Miami their second consecutive win over the Seminoles. There weren't many moments this year to get overly excited about, but that certainly was one of them.

Now, sit back and think about the fact that Jordan caught 32 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns as a true freshman. Imagine what the possibilities are with him in an offense ran by Dan Enos, who coached John Mackey Award winner Hunter Henry at Arkansas in 2015. Henry caught 51 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns that year. I don't believe it’s too farfetched to project Jordan to put up similar numbers at some point in his career as a Hurricane.

This past season Enos was at Alabama, where he was involved in an offense that had Irv Smith Jr. go off for 44 receptions, 710 yards, and seven touchdowns while averaging 16.1 yards per catch.

Jordan seems to be just scratching the surface of the tight end he could potentially be one day, but for now we’ll just call him the Freshman of the Year.

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