BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after collecting 35/10/2.5. Totaled 43/16/5.5 as a junior after sophomore numbers of 21/5/2.
POSITIVES: Low-playing defender who stuffs the run in the middle of the field. Quick off the snap, rarely off his feet and keeps driving up the field. Hustles and works to get involved in the action. Solid head for the position and immediately recognizes the action.
NEGATIVES: Straight line player that lacks the smooth change of direction or ability to chase the play from the backside. Slow adjusting off the initial block and lacks balance.
ANALYSIS: A team-oriented player that does the little things to improve, Pugh's abilities to stuff the middle make him a natural nose tackle or middle guard.