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Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Named ACC Defensive POY



The Notre Dame football team have dominated the major awards this year in the ACC football conference.

Fighting Irish running back Kyren Williams was named conference Rookie of the Year, Brian Kelly was named Coach of the Year and now Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

For the season, Owusu-Koramoah collected a team-leading 56 tackles along with 11 tackles-for-loss, one interception, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. The senior linebacker has already won the 2020 Butkus Award for the top linebacker in the country and is a finalist for both the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski Trophy.

Miami, Fla. defensive end Jaelan Phillips was the runner-up for as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, followed by Pitt defensive end Rashad Weaver, who finished third, and then Panther defensive end Patrick Jones.

It comes as now surprise that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year along with the ACC Player of the Year. Lawrence is the overwhelming favorite to be the top overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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