Rueben Bain, Jr.
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2023 ACC DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
2023 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM
2023 (True Freshman): Delivered dominant regular season in debut collegiate campaign, earning ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors…Selected to All-ACC Third Team…Finished with 37 tackles…Had 9.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, which ranked tops among all defensive linemen…Cracked starting lineup in third game and did not relinquish starting role over final 10 games…Had first tackle of career in win over Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Made first start of career and recorded first career sack in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Totaled three tackles in start at Temple (Sept. 23)…Finished with three total tackles in start against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7)…Delivered strong outing at North Carolina (Oct. 14), totaling 1.5 tackles for loss and 6-yard sack…Earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week and ACC Rookie of the Week honors after impressing in 2OT win over Clemson (Oct. 21)…Had career-high eight stops, including two solo sacks totaling 13 yards, in victory against Tigers…Delivered another strong game in win over Virginia (Oct. 28), finishing with career-high 2.5 tackles for loss, including second straight multi-sack game (two for 11 yards), as part of seven-tackle performance…Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for second straight week after game against Cavaliers…Had one tackle for loss in start at NC State (Nov. 4)…Started and posted three stops at Florida State (Nov. 11)…Added three tackles against Louisville…Finished with 4-yard sack and two total tackles in regular season finale win at Boston College (Nov. 24).
High School: Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Listed as No. 70 overall player nationally in247Sports Composite Rankings…Rated as No. 73 overall player in country in ESPN300…Checked in as No. 10 defensive end in nation by 247Sports and ESPN…Ranked No. 102 overall by Rivals…Listed as No. 12 defense end nationally by Rivals…Selected to Under Armour All-America Game…Helped lead Miami Central to four state titles…Totaled 77 sacks during standout high school career…Earned 2022 Nat Moore Trophy, awarded to South Florida’s top player…Tabbed 2021 MaxPreps Junior All-American…Named 2021 Miami Herald 5A-IND Co-Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 60 tackles, 48.5 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks and three forced fumbles…Anchored Miami Central defense that gave up just 15.4 points per game. Chose Miami over offers from Florida State, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Louisville, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas, among others.
Personal: Intends to major in studio art with a focus in photography.