Sophomore safety Daivon Ellison recorded a career-high 11 tackles and forced the first fumble of his career in Syracuse's loss to South Florida on Saturday. He was one of the few defensive bright spots for the Orange as he filled in for the injured Kielan Whitner.
In his first start at strong safety, Ellison notched a career-high and team-best 11 tackles last Saturday against South Florida. He also forced the first fumble of his career when he jarred the ball free from USF receiver Rodney Adams in the first quarter. Ellison's 11 stops (eight solo) are the most for an Orange defender so far this season.
The strong outing comes one week after Ellison picked up his first interception of his career versus Louisville. He picked up Heisman hopeful Lamar Jackson and returned it 50 yards.