DURHAM, N.C. – Duke defensive end Chris Rumph II was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team, according to an announcement by the organization Wednesday.
This marks the 16th consecutive campaign the Blue Devils have had at least one Freshman All-America pick, dating back to the 2003 season.
Rumph II, from Gainesville, Fla., collected 24 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, two quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup. He is tied for 36th in the ACC in sacks and tied for second among the league’s freshmen. His 8.0 tackles for loss are the sixth most in a year by a rookie at Duke and tied for the second most by an ACC rookie this season.
In his first career start, Rumph II booked seven tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack and one fumble recovery in Duke’s 28-14 victory at Georgia Tech. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Week following the performance.
The ACC had five representatives on the USA Today Freshman All-America squad with Rumph II, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and defensive lineman Xavier Thomas and Syracuse safety Andre Cisco and kicker Andre Szmyt named to the team.