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Chris

Rumph II

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#96

Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Buchholz

Bio

Career Statistics

2019: Reserve defensive end ... could also see playing time at linebacker ... in 13 career games (1 start), owns 25 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, one fumble recovery, one PBU and two QB pressures ... has played 348 career snaps ... has five games with 2+ tackles including a career-high seven stops at Georgia Tech in 2018 ... recorded 2.0+ TFL twice with a career-best 4.0 at Georgia Tech in 2018 ... the 4.0 TFL matched the Duke single-game freshman record and rank tied for seventh on the program’s overall single-game TFL chart. 

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018:
First team USA Today Freshman All-America pick ... played in all 13 games with one start ... earned starting assignment at Georgia Tech ... totaled 25 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, one fumble recovery, one PBU and two QB pressures ... received ACC Rookie of the Week honors after recording seven tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery in the victory at Georgia Tech ... fumble recovery came with 2:41 left in the third period and set up Duke’s game-winning score ... had 2+ tackles in five games including a season-high seven stops at Georgia Tech ... recorded 2.0+ TFL twice with 2.0 at Baylor in addition to the outing versus the Yellow Jackets ... booked first career sack at Northwestern and 1.0 sack a week later at Baylor ... credited with a PBU against N.C. Central ... on Duke’s freshman single-season chart, ranks tied for sixth with 8.0 TFL ... the 4.0 TFL versus Georgia Tech tied Todd DeLamielleure (Wake Forest, 1998) for the Duke single-game freshman record and tied for seventh on the program’s overall single-game TFL chart ... on the field for 348 snaps.

2017: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Buchholz High School for coach Mark Whittemore ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 72 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... two-time first team all-state pick ... during senior season, logged 105 tackles, 21.0 TFL, 18.0 sacks, one INT and two fumble recoveries as Buchholz went 8-3, captured the 7A District 3 championship and secured a state playoff berth ... earned first team all-state honors and was named the Large School Player of the Year by The Gainesville Sun ... also a first team all-area pick and Super 11 choice by The Gainesville Sun ... received 2016 USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Florida second team accolades ... in junior season, totaled 102 tackles, 23.5 TFL, 13.5 sacks and one INT as squad went 10-2 with a state playoff appearance.

PERSONAL: Born October 19, 1998 ... majoring in public policy while minoring in sociology ... son of Chris and Kila Rumph ... father lettered four seasons (1991-92-93-94) as a linebacker at South Carolina, totaling 141 career tackles while helping the Gamecocks to the program’s first bowl victory with a 24-21 win over West Virginia in the Carquest Bowl to cap the 1994 campaign, and currently is a member of the football staff at Tennessee following previous collegiate coaching stints at South Carolina State (2002), Memphis (2003-05), Clemson (2006-10), Alabama (2011-13), Texas (2014) and Florida (2015-17).

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