TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – True freshman defensive end Joshua Kaindoh was named the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive lineman of the week Monday, sharing the honor with Trent Harris of Miami. Kaindoh recorded a team-high six tackles and four sacks against Delaware State as FSU held the Hornets to just 15 rushing yards, the fewest in 105 games under head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Kaindoh, from Baltimore, entered Saturday’s game with nine tackles on the season and no sacks. Kaindoh’s four sacks against the Hornets are tied for the most of any player in the country in a game this season and were the most for a Seminole since DeMarcus Walker had 4.5 in the season opener against Ole Miss in 2016. Kaindoh’s sack total ranks second among freshmen in FSU history, trailing FSU Hall of Famer Ron Simmons’ five in 1977.
Kaindoh is the fifth different Seminole, and second defensive end, to earn ACC Player of the Week honors in 2017. Defensive end Josh Sweat and defensive back Derwin James were recognized after the Alabama game, kicker Ricky Aguayo against Wake Forest and running back Cam Akers as offensive back and rookie against Syracuse.
Kaindoh enters this weekend’s Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown at Florida with 15 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. The game will be broadcast Saturday at 12:00 p.m. on ESPN.