Nine Miami football players named All-ACC up from five in 2019

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - SEPTEMBER 19: (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Nine Miami football players were named All-ACC on Tuesday up from five in 2019.

Nine Miami football players were rewarded by being named All-ACC on Tuesday following the number 18 Hurricanes 8-2 season. Miami improved from 6-7 to 8-2 this season and nearly doubled their five players who were named All-ACC in 2019. Kicker Jose Borregales was the only Miami played named first-team All-ACC.

Borregales made all 35 of his extra-points and 18 of 20 field-goal attempts this season. Borregales was 6-8 on field goals from 40-49 yards and made both of his attempts from 50 yards or more. With three wins this season of five points or fewer Borregales turned close losses in 2019 into wins in 2020.

Named All-ACC second-team from Miami were Junior tight end Brevin Jordan, redshirt junior defensive end Jaelan Phillips, redshirt junior safety Bubba Bolden and redshirt junior punter Lou Hedley were all named to the All-ACC Second Team. Jordan is the only player of the above mentioned who repeated All-ACC.

Jordan was first-team All-ACC in 2019. In 2020, Jordan caught 30 passes for 480 yards and five touchdowns. Jordan had 35 receptions for 495 yards and two TDs last season. Jordan tied for the Miami team lead in receptions, receiving yards and TDs. The Miami offense was greatly improved from last season.

Phillips had 45 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks before announcing he was entering the 2021 NFL Draft and would not play in the Cheez-it Bowl on December 29 against Oklahoma State. Bolden leads Miami with 65 tackles and has four tackles for loss, one sack, three pass breakups and four forced fumbles.

In his second season with Miami, Hedley has been an equally important part of the Miami football team as Borregales has been this season Hedley finished second nationally averaging 47.2 yards per punt. Twenty-four of Hedley’s 46 punts were fair catches, 19 were more than 50 yards and 13 were inside the 20.

Senior wide receiver Michael Harley and redshirt senior defensive end Quincy Roche were selected to the All-ACC Third Team. Harley set career highs and leads Miami entering their bowl game with 49 receptions for 730 yards and six TDs. Roche has 45 tackles, 14.5 TFLs and 4.5 TFLs.

Redshirt senior quarterback D’Eriq King and junior defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition. King had a tough battle with Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, Sam Howell of North Carolina and Ian Book of Notre Dame. King helped transform the Miami offense in 2020.

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King has completed 63.5 percent of his passes for 2,570 yards, 22 TDs, five interceptions and run for 520 yards and another four TDs. Silvera has 31 tackles, seven TFLs and one sack helping to solidify for the middle of the defensive line that has been hit hard by COVID absences at the end of the season.