You already know about James Conner, Roberto Aguayo, and Kendall Fuller. But, unless you're a Duke fan, there's one member of the media's preseason All-ACC team you might not know by name: middle linebacker Gregson Street Bridge. At an imposing 11'9, Bridge takes on anyone foolish enough to run through the middle and pulverizes them, sending more than a few opponents into the locker room. Does Gregson Street Bridge play dirty? Watch the tape and judge for yourself.
BAM. Just hits high and follows through. Guessing Enterprise will mostly be calling tosses in the running game after that.
That's one of those plays where you understand why the refs threw the flag for targeting - I mean, it just looks so nasty at full speed - but when you go to the replay, you can see Bridge is set, doesn't leave its foundation, and isn't blindsiding the opponent. This is a clean, head-on play. Unfortunate, yes. But clean. One final clip.
Back to back big plays! The first one's going to make the highlight reels, but don't sleep on the second - even when the opponent tries to slow down and find a hole, Gregson Street Bridge reads the play correctly and stays in his zone. That's the kind of recognition that will have this Bridge doing its thing at the next level, destroying trucks in Oakland or Nashville. Great stuff.