We’ve pushed past the halfway point of this year’s College football season, and we’ve also seen a few international players blossom. However, it’s been a few weeks since we took a closer look at some of the top performers, so let’s dive into some stats.
J.J. Molson: Montreal, Quebec Canada
J.J. Molson is the placekicker for the UCLA Bruins. In his senior season in California, Molson has completed 6 of 10 field goals, including a long of 49 yards. J.J. also handles extra point duties and is a perfect 34-34. Another surprising stat that would get Pat McAfee on his feet and yelling, “For the Brand,” is that Molson has also added a solo tackle this season.
In 44 career games at UCLA, Molson has attempted 70 field goals making 49 of them for a 70% field goal percentage. His longest made field goal is from 50 yards, which he made in the 2018 season. He has also made 145 extra points and amassed 292 points all-time so far.
Jan-Phillip Bombek: Hamburg, Germany
Jan-Phillip Bombek is a senior defensive lineman for Colorado State University. This season with the Rams, Bombek has suited up for all nine games so far, recording 11 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, and five sacks. Jan-Phillip is also responsible for a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Six of the 22 tackles Bombek has been involved in have resulted in a loss of yards for CSU’s opponents.
In two seasons with Colorado State Jan-Phillip as tallied 43 total tackles in 20 career games. Bombek has seven career sacks for a total of -47 yards for opposing quarterbacks. He has the lone fumble recovery this season, and two forced fumbles all time.
Neville Gallimore: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Neville Gallimore made history before even stepping foot on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. As the top-ranked football player in Canada by ESPN, he was the first Canadian high school football player to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Now in his senior season with the Sooners, Gallimore has 13 solo tackles, six assisted tackles, and two forced fumbles. Neville has also added three sacks on the year.
In 46 career games from 2016 to 2019, Neville Gallimore has totaled 137 career tackles, 16 of them resulting in loss of yards. Gallimore has added eight sacks, five forced fumbles, and a pass deflection to his numbers as well. Neville will look to help Oklahoma try to capture that all elusive National Title.
Amen Ogbongbemiga: Calgary, Alberta Canada
Making his second appearance on this list is Oklahoma State University linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga. Amen is flying all over the field making plays this season. He has picked up 40 solo tackles, 23 assisted tackles with 9.5 of them coming in opposing backfields so far. On top of this, Ogbongbemiga has added 3.5 sacks totaling 29 yards lost and has picked off one pass. His best game so far was versus Texas, where he had seven solo, and four assisted tackles. Amen currently sits second in team tackles, 11 behind the leader.
Chuba Hubbard: Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada
The second player who is also making his repeat appearance on this list is Oklahoma State University standout running back Chuba Hubbard. Chuba has carried the pigskin 236 times through nine games racking up an NCAA leading 1604 rushing yards. He’s rushed for 18 touchdowns, ranking him second in the NCAA. Hubbard’s longest run of the season, a 92-yard touchdown came versus TCU in week 10. Chuba hasn’t been as prolific in the passing game, adding just nine receptions for 40 yards. Hubbard’s breakout season has landed him on some experts Heisman Trophy watch lists.
Be sure to check out part one of NCAAF: International Players
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