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Tackling The ACC's Top Defensive Performances Week 1

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Robert Welsh (No. 94) led Syracuse onto the field, then had a sack and a pick in the Orange's season-opening lost to Penn State. Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images.
Robert Welsh (No. 94) led Syracuse onto the field, then had a sack and a pick in the Orange's season-opening lost to Penn State. Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images.

Week 1 stats: 6 tackles (4 solo,) 1 sack, 1 INT

In his first career start, Welsh made quite an impact. He was disruptive at the line of scrimmage, made plays in the backfield and even registered his first career interception.  Although Syracuse did not play well as a team, Welsh made his presence felt and will be somebody to watch as the season progresses.