The regular season accolades continue for several Miami Hurricanes, as kicker Jose Borregales, defensive end Jaelan Phillips and punter Lou Hedley were all named to the AP All-America team on Monday.
Miami Hurricanes kicker Jose Borregales was named to AP All-America first team while punter Lou Hedley and defensive end Jaelan Phillips were both named to the second team. pic.twitter.com/GA9Wtxe5ja— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) December 28, 2020
Borregales was named first-team All-American, part of a very successful season, which was his lone year playing for the Canes. Borregales went 18-20 in his field goals in the regular season, and a perfect 57-57 on extra points. His longest kick of the year came against Louisville in week two, that one from 57 yards.
Borregales hitting a 57 yard field goal was one of my favorite moments of this season. Don’t @ me pic.twitter.com/6HrTQF2D5r— Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) December 28, 2020
Last week, Borregales was named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the nations best kicker. He was also named first-team All-ACC. Borregales is the first Miami player to be named 1st-team AP All-American since 2004.
Jose Borregales is the first player to be named to the AP All-American first-team from Miami since Antrel Rolle in 2004. pic.twitter.com/NO1qfw21oS— Robby Espin (@CanesAccess) December 28, 2020
Phillips’ story is well known, a former namer-one recruit coming out of high school, transferred to Miami after spending two injury-filled years at UCLA, and nearly quit football. However, he put together a monster 2020 season, where he finished with 45 tackles, 8 sacks and 15.5 TFLs. Phillips announced that he’ll be declaring early for the NFL Draft.
Jaelan Phillips Vs. FSU pic.twitter.com/qN2AYjAv2H— (@CaneFilms) September 27, 2020
Say it with me now: Jaelan Phillips, first round pick.— Canes Legacy (@CanesLegacy) December 6, 2020
What a monster performance from him tonight. pic.twitter.com/BIbb2u8d5B
Hedley, in his 2nd season at Miami, continued to a reliable weapon at punter. In 2020, Hedley averaged 47.3 yards per punt, which was second in the nation. Hedley was named a finalist for the Ray Guy Award for best punter.
Congratulations to Lou Hedley on being named Second Team All-American by the @AP! pic.twitter.com/71cxs3MDtg— GO ‘CANES! (@83_87_89_91_01) December 28, 2020