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Gregory Rousseau

position

Defensive Line

Height

6-7

Weight

265 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Sophomore

Hometown

Coconut Creek, Fla.

High School

Champagnat Catholic

2019 All-ACC, First Team
2019 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
2019 All-America, Second Team (FWAA)
2019 Freshman All-America (several outlets)

2019 (Redshirt Freshman): Had breakout season in first year as starter, seeing action in all 13 games and making seven starts…Selected to All-ACC First Team and named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, becoming only second Hurricane to earn honor and first since 2008…Named to All-America Second Team by Football Writers Association of America and selected Freshman All-America by several outlets…Led ACC in sacks (15.5) and tackles for loss (19.5), ranking second and ninth in FBS, respectively…Sack total tied second-highest single-season mark in program history…Saw action in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24), finishing with two solo tackles (both for loss) and first sack of career…Two TFLs totaled 10 yards lost, including nine-yard sack…Delivered another strong outing at North Carolina (Sept. 7), finishing with 1.5 tackles for loss and second sack of career (four yards)…Had one solo tackle in home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Forced and recovered fumble on strip-sack in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)…Wore turnover chain for first time in career in game versus Chippewas and finished with two total tackles…Had two solo tackles and 9-yard sack against Virginia Tech (Oct. 5)…Earned first start of career against Virginia (Oct. 11) and delivered dominant outing, finishing with seven total tackles (two solo), two tackles for loss (11 yards) and 10-yard sack…Added one forced fumble and one quarterback hurry in win over Cavaliers…Started against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19) and had three total tackles (two solo)…Finished with three sacks and seven tackles in start at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26), marking first three-sack game by Hurricane since 2011…Topped performance at Pitt with dominant outing at Florida State (Nov. 2), finishing with career-best eight tackles, including career-high five tackles for loss and four sacks in win over Seminoles…Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for performance against FSU…Started and had one solo tackle and one PBU in win over Louisville (Nov. 9)…Started and finished with five tackles (two solo) in start versus FIU (Nov. 23)…Enjoyed dominant outing in final start of season in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30), finishing with career-best nine tackles (two solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks…Finished regular season with 14 sacks, moving into sole possession of fourth place in program history for sacks in single season…Named to All-ACC First Team…Became Miami’s second winner of ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors and first since Sean Spence in 2008…Earned All-ACC first-team honors from Associated Press…Selected to All-America Second Team by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)…Started and finished with five total tackles and 1.5 sacks (11 yards) in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

2018 (True Freshman): Saw action in just two games before suffering season-ending ankle injury…Totaled five tackles…Saw action and made career debut in season opener against LSU (Sept. 2)…Totaled career-best five tackles (one solo) in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)

High School: Rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com…Listed as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com…Rated as the 15th-best athlete in the country by Rivals.com…Saw significant action on both sides of the ball…Helped guide Champagnat Catholic to a 9-2 record and its second Class 2A state title in school history…Anchored a defense, which limited University Christian to just 233 total yards in the state championship…As a senior, tallied 80 tackles and 10 sacks – including nine tackles and three sacks in the state championship game…Was named to the 2016 Miami Herald First Team All-Dade Football Team as an athlete…Earned Second Team All-State honors as a wide receiver in 2016…Caught 28 passes for 467 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016…He also tallied 44 tackles during his 2016 campaign…Chose Miami over offers from Georgia, LSU and Oregon.