Even through a struggling 6-6 regular season, there were several players for the Miami Hurricanes who shined bright enough to have their presence felt. One of them was defensive end Gregory Rousseau, who was awarded the ACC Defensive Rookie Of The Year.
The 2019 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year hails from The U!— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 4, 2019
Congrats, @Greg_R5! pic.twitter.com/hSXnigabmk
The redshirt freshman exploded onto the scene for the Canes in 2019, as he led the ACC with 14 sacks, which was second in the nation behind Chase Young of Ohio State.
Rousseau: game changer. Miami clinging to a lead in the 4th, 3rd and 10, gets the sack and forces a fumble. pic.twitter.com/JeHGRGyAvi— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) October 14, 2019
The highlight game from Rousseau this season came in early November, when the phenom recorded four sacks against the Florida State Seminoles in Miami’s 27-10 victory.
Greg Rousseau. 7 sacks the last 2 games. He is absolutely incredible pic.twitter.com/mLvj6gISGp— make some changes (@hurricanesmarsh) November 6, 2019
He also tallied 18.0 TFLs, which is 10th in the nation. Rousseau will be a force on Miami’s defense for the next couple years.