Louisville senior DE Elvis Dumervil has 20 sacks through 11 games this season, just four away from the NCAA record of 24. He has earned three BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week Awards, was named FOXSports and CNN/SI Midseason All-American and is one of 12 semifinalists for the 36th Rotary Lombardi Award.
The King Sets NCAA Record
Dumervil (Miami, Fla.) was unblockable in his first two games of 2005. The 6-0 end set an NCAA record for sacks in consecutive games with nine. Dumervil set an NCAA record for sacks in a game with six against Kentucky on September 4 and picked up half as many last week against Oregon State to give him nine in two games. Pat Swilling of Georgia Tech held the old mark of eight in 1995.
CAREER: Ranks second in school history with 32.0 sacks... has appeared in 42 games with 22 starts... three-year letterwinner... has 43 tackles for loss, which ranks third in school history... set a school record for most career
forced fumbles with 10.
2005: Second on the team with 63 tackles...leads the nation in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles... broke an NCAA record for forced fumbles in a season with nine... registered six tackles and 2.5 sacks versus Cincinnati... tied the NCAA record for fumbles caused with eight when he forced one
at Cincinnati... notched three sacks against Florida Atlantic... set an NCAA record with nine sacks in consecutive games.... set the school record for fumbles caused in a season with five... named the co-BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week with his three sack performance against Oregon State... set a BIG EAST and school record with six sacks against Kentucky... recorded a career-high 11 tackles and seven tackles for loss... Named the WalterCamp National Defensive Player of the
Week... selected the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week.
2004: Started all 12 games...led the team with a career-high 10 sacks... registered seven tackles and three sacks against Tulane... credited with five tackles against Houston... recorded a pair of sacks versus TCU... notched five tackles versus Miami... credited with five tackles and three for a loss against ECU... registered three tackles against Army... recorded five tackles and a sack in the season opener versus Kentucky.