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Iowa State’s OC calls Thibodeaux the “best D-end” in football


#This week #Oregon sophomore #Defensive #End #Kayvon #Thibodeaux was voted an #Associated #Press #All-American following his second straight stellar season for the #Ducks. #Now facing #No. 10 #Iowa #State on #Saturday in the 50th edition of the #Fiesta #Bowl, #Thibodeaux has the full attention of the #Cyclones.

“#Certainly his length is first and foremost. #He has a presence there, just with his ability to extend and press defenders, and uses his length to his advantage, and tremendous pass rusher,” said #Iowa #State offensive coordinator #Tom #Manning. “#But I think he’s a really explosive guy, and not just in pass rushing.”

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#Thibodeaux came to #Oregon as a five-star recruit in 2019 and instantly made his presence known as an elite pass-rusher off the edge. #He set the #Oregon program record with a team-high 9.0 sacks and also finished with1 4.0 tackles for loss. #He was a #Freshman #All-American and the #Pac-12 #Defensive #Freshman of the #Year in 2019. #His goals going into the 2020 season was to become more than just a pass-rusher and become an every-down defensive lineman. #Mission accomplished in 2020. #He finished the year with 32 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, and three pass breakups.

“#He’s a very unique player and is really, really talented, and certainly have a ton of respect for him,” ISU’s #Manning continued. “I wish we didn’t play against him, but he’s really fun to watch him play as well.”

#Thibodeaux’s performance in the #Pac-12 #Championship #Game against USC was one of the best individual performances of the year. #He finished the game with five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack, and double-digit quarterback pressures against USC’s #Kedon #Slovis.

“#Obviously he’s probably the best D-end in college football so he’s going to demand a lot of attention,” said #Manning. “#So really, you’re always going to know where he is at as far as the run game. #But it’s probably more the passing game, just so you can get those blocks and you can’t give him what he wants.”

The #Ducks and the #Cyclones will face off #Saturday, #January 2nd from #Glendale, #Ariz. in the 50th edition of the #Fiesta #Bowl. The game will be broadcast on ESPN and kicks off at 1 p.m. PT.

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