Miami Hurricanes DEs and Brevin Jordan Sporting News All-Americans

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 23: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Miami Hurricanes defensive ends Greg Rousseau and Quincy Roche and tight end Brevin Jordan were named All-American by the Sporting News on Thursday.

Star Miami Hurricanes rising redshirt sophomore defensive end Greg Rousseau was named first-team preseason All-American by the Sporting News and Temple graduate transfer defensive end Quincy Roche and junior tight end Brevin Jordan were named to the second-team by the iconic magazine on Wednesday.

Rousseau leads the nation among returning players with 15.5 sacks in 2020 and Roche was the second-best pass rusher in the nation to Chase Young of Ohio State as rated by Pro Football Focus in 2019. Young led the nation in sacks in 2019. Miami has the nation’s best-returning pass rusher on each side in 2020.

Rosseau also contributed 54 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2019. Roche had 49 tackles, 19 TFLs, 13 sacks and five pass breakups for Temple in 2019 in earning the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Miami should have the nation’s best pass rush in 2020 with Rousseau, Roche and Jaelan Phillips.

Phillips sat out for the Miami Hurricanes in 2019 after transferring from UCLA and was the nation’s top signee with the Bruins in 2017. Miami finished with 108 TFLs in 2019 for an average of 8.31 per game. That was fourth in FBS. Miami finished 46 sacks in 2019 for an average of 3.54 per game which was sixth nationally.

"DL: Gregory Rousseau, MiamiMiami hasn’t had a defensive lineman taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2003, but Rousseau could change that. He had 15.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss last season, and the 6-6, 251-pound edge rusher had 10 of those sacks in Miami’s last six games."

Sporting News summarized Rousseau above. Every first-team All-American was given a summary, while the second-team All-Americans like Jordan and Roche were just listed. Jordan hopes to comeback this season after missing the final three games of last season with an injury.

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Jordan finished his sophomore season with 35 receptions for 495 yards and two touchdowns. In two seasons with Miami, Jordan has 67 receptions for 782 yards and six TDs. In the new up-tempo, spread offense under new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Jordan’s numbers are expected to rise in 2020.