Cincinnati Football: Bearcats defensive trio included on Bruce Feldman’s annual freak list

Cincinnati Bearcats senior hybrid safety Deshawn Pace against the Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats senior hybrid safety Deshawn Pace against the Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats defensive trio Jowon Briggs, Dontay Corleone and Deshawn Pace were included on Bruce Feldman’s annual freak list!

Heading into each college football campaign, Feldman releases the highly-anticipated list to spotlight the most athletic players in the country.

Scott Satterfield’s coaching staff will certainly lean on Briggs, Corleone and Pace to bring experience as the program adjusts to Big 12 play.

The Bearcats defense has been a formidable force for years but they will face new challenges in a conference known for high-powered offenses.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats defensive trio included on Bruce Feldman’s annual freak list

Briggs will continue to be a key part of the defense alongside defensive linemen Eric Phillips Jr, Malik Vann, Justin Wodtly and more!

Corleone became a dominant force in his impressive freshman campaign and will be a leader on the defensive front going forward.

Despite adjusting to a new position during the offseason, Pace is expected to play a major role in Bryan Brown’s defense this season.

Pace developed into a dynamic and versatile defensive player and has been an integral part of the Bearcats success in recent years.

Cincinnati Football: Deshawn Pace continues transition to star position ahead of senior campaign

As the countdown to the regular season continues, Pace seems poised to make his senior year a defining chapter in his career.

Pace racked up a team-high four interceptions and 95 tackles in 2021 before totaling 62 tackles and one interception last year.

The Colerain High School product is preparing to play the hybrid star position so he’ll line up as a nickel back or weakside linebacker.

With a high level of experience and expertise gained from previous seasons, Pace is hoping to elevate his impact to new heights!

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