Miami football one of five schools with three AP All-Americans

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The Miami football program was one of five nationally with at least three Associated Press All-Americans as named Monday.

Kicker Jose Borregales was named a first-team All-American and punter Lou Hedley and defensive end Jaelan Phillips were named second-team All-Americans on Monday by the Associated Press. The Miami football program was one of only five that had at least three players named to the AP All-American team.

The All-America honors are the second for the trio. Borregales was named a first-team All-American by CBS Sports and Hedley and Philipps were named to the second-team by CBS. Borregales is on his way to becoming the first consensus All-American Miami football player since safety Antrel Rolle in 2004.

Miami was one of five schools nationally with three or more players named to the AP All-America team. Alabama led the nation with six All-Americans. The other schools with at least three All-Americans were Florida, Ohio State and Notre Dame. This is the first time since 1992, three Hurricanes were named All-American.

Borregales made 18 of his 20 field goal attempts in 2020. Borregales was 8-10 on field goal attempts of 40 yards or more and made all 10 of his attempts of less than 40 yards. On field goal attempts of 40 to 49 yards, Borregales was 6-8 and he made both of his attempts of 50 yards plus.

Borregales made all 35 of his extra-point attempts and had 46 of his 65 kickoff attempts result in touchbacks. With an average of 64 yards per kickoff, Borregales was 15th nationally. With touchbacks on 70.77 percent of his kickoffs, Borregales was 13th. Hedley was equally important at punter.

Hedley was second nationally averaging 47.33 yards per punt. The Australian native helped Miami lead the Football Bowl Subdivision in net punting averaging 48.33 yards. Miami allowed opponents just 5.9 yards in punt returns per game. Hedley is expected to return to the Hurricanes for the 2021 season.

After sitting out the 2019 season, Phillips was a force on the defensive line for Miami in 2020. Phillips tied for the team lead among defensive linemen with DE Quincy Roche with 45 tackles and led the Hurricanes with 15.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. Phillips also had three pass breakups.

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Phillips opted out of the Cheeze-it bowl against Oklahoma State on Tuesday to begin preparing for the NFL Draft. Phillips chose to forego potentially two more seasons of college football. The 2017 top recruit in the country has been projected as a first-round NFL Draft pick. Borregales will play in the Cheeze-it bowl, then turn pro.