In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?
And who from Wake is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Best of 2023
At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.
Below, find Wake’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.
Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!
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Good: Mitch Griffis, QB
We had some doubts about how this offense would run without Sam Hartman, but Griffis has calmed those concerns. He’s thrown for 999 yards and nine touchdowns, and though he’s taken far too many sacks on his own accord, he’s moving forward in the right direction.
Great: Jacob Roberts/DaShawn Jones, LB/CB
Leading the way with five sacks, Jacob Roberts is picking his blitz locations perfectly.
DaShawn Jones has three picks to lead the team and his additional pass breakup indicates just how sharp he’s been in coverage.
Grand: DeVonte Gordon/Michael Jurgens/Luke Petitbon, LT/LG,C
The trio of linemen — when on the left side together — have proven too much for opponents. DeVonte Gordon, the longtime tackle, has shown his talents yet again, while Michael Jurgens and Luke Petitbon have flashed in both facets this year.
Wonderful: Jasheen Davis, EDGE
What a season it’s been so far for Davis. As good as Wake’s offense has been over the last decade, Jasheen Davis has taken this defense to new heights.
He’s a commanding presence off the edge and has 4.5 sacks so far this season. Yet, he’s been in the backfield on what feels like every dropback for their opponents.