Jaelan Phillips and Miami Hurricanes specialists CBS Sports All-Americans

Oct 10, 2020; Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2020; Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes Defensive end Jaelan Phillips was named first-team All-American and kicker Jose Borregales and punter Lou Hedley were named second-team All-Americans by CBS Sports on Wednesday morning.

A day after earning second-team All-ACC, Miami Hurricanes defensive end Jaelan Phillips was named first-team All-American by CBS Sports. Phillips finished the 2020 season with 45 tackles and led Miami with 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks before opting out for the Cheez-it Bowl against Oklahoma State on December 29.

Phillips finished fifth nationally in TFLs and 10th in sacks. Patrick Jones II and Rashad Weaver of Pittsburgh beat out Phillips as the first-team All-ACC DEs. Phillips and Weaver were named first-team All-American defensive linemen by CBS Sports and Jones was named a second-team All-American.

Jose Borregales was the only Miami Hurricanes player named first-team All-ACC and was a second-team All-American named by CBS Sports with punter Lou Hedley. Borregales made all 35 of his extra-points and 18 of 20 field-goal attempts in 202. Borregales was 6-8 on field goals from 40-49 yards and 2-2 on FGAs 50 plus.

With three wins this season of five points or fewer Borregales turned close losses in 2019 into wins in 2020. Borregales was third nationally with 18 made field goals and 11th with 20 attempts. Borragales was one of only two kickers in FBS in 2020 to make over 90 percent of his FGAs with at least 20 attempts.

Hedley had been critical in the improvement of the Miami special teams over the past two seasons. Hedley finished second nationally averaging 47.2 yards per punt. Hedley had 24 of his 46 punts result in fair catches, 19 were more than 50 yards and 13 were inside the 20. Hedley helped Miami finished first in FBS in net punting.

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Three players being named All-American is a testament to the 8-2 regular season Miami just completed. With all three being transfers it could help the Hurricanes as they seek to replenish the roster for the 2021 season through the portal. Manny Diaz and his staff have evaluated talent exceptionally well through the portal.