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  • Butkus Award Winner
  • The Athletic All-America First Team
  • ESPN All-America Team
  • CBS Sports All-America First Team
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Associated Press ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Associated Press First Team All-ACC
  • All-ACC First Team
  • Nagurski Trophy Finalist
  • Bednarik Award Finalist
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist
  • Nagurski Trophy Player of the Week (Clemson)
  • Bednarik Award Player of the Week (Clemson)
  • ACC Linebacker of the Week (Clemson)
  • Preseason All-ACC Team

"I so genuinely enjoy watching Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah play football. He’s so sudden and smart." — ESPN host Mike Golic Jr.

"No. 6 [Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah] is a freak show." — Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

"On the defensive side, this is where I think they’re different than they have been in years past. But I think they can match up with just about everyone in the country defensively from a speed standpoint. You look at Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and what he’s able to do as an off-the-ball linebacker, who can play in that overhang in the slot, cover guys, blitz off the edge, come through the A-gap or the B-gap. This is a defense that has the speed to compete with any team in the country, and I’m convinced of that at this point.” — ESPN analyst Todd McShay.


The 2020 Butkus Award winner, ACC Defensive Player of the Year and widely considered among the elite defensive players across the country regardless of position, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has totaled 56 tackles this season, which ties for the lead on Notre Dame’s defense, also leading the team with 11.0 tackles-for-loss. He has been responsible for forcing multiple turnovers, including an interception, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles this season. He has added three pass breakups.

His first-career interception came at Pitt, setting up a Notre Dame touchdown drive. In the win over then-No. 1 Clemson, Owusu-Koramoah posted nine tackles (seven solo), 0.5 sack, 2.0 TFL, one forced fumble and the fumble recovery touchdown, which was the first score of his career. Three plays later, he forced a Clemson fumble, which was also recovered by the Irish.

Owusu-Koramoah ranks 11th among all FBS players with two fumble recoveries this season. He ranks tied for fifth among all ACC players in forced fumbles (0.27 per game).