College football season never really ends, and it turns out it isn’t just us Canes fans already talking about this upcoming 2020 year, the national media is doing so as well.
ESPN came out with their “Way-Too-Early All-America team” for this next season, and one of our Hurricanes made the list. Not that it should come to a surprise to anyone, but redshirt sophomore defensive end Gregory Rousseau made an appearance.
Greg Rousseau makes ESPN’s way too early All-American team. https://t.co/0CMgFHW3du— Big Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) January 23, 2020
Rousseau will enter the 2020 season as one of the top DE’s in college football, after a spectacular 2019 campaign, where he racked up 15.5 sacks and also 19.5 TFLs, which is pretty amazing considering he didn’t crack the starting lineup until week-six. Rousseau was second in the nation in sacks behind Chase Young from Ohio State.
Rousseau blows past the FSU guard like he’s playing freshman level on NCAA Football. His 12th sack on the year pic.twitter.com/FIfkoVcGwA— Big Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) November 6, 2019
On the list, Rousseau is one of two defensive ends mentioned, with Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux on the other side. FSU’s defensive tackle Marvin Wilson also made the list.
May I add, I was a tad-bit surprised not to see Miami tight end Brevin Jordan on the way-too-early All-American team. Instead, Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth was chosen. That being said, I fully expect to see Jordan’s name and more of Rousseau on any preseason lists as we get closer to September.