GREENSBORO, North Carolina (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week was recognized for their outstanding performances in last weekend’s games.
The selections are determined by a vote of a panel of selected media. Here are this week’s winners:
QUARTERBACK – Devin Leary, State of North Carolina, So., QB, Sicklerville, NJ
Named Walter Camp FBS Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in Saturday’s 27-21 double-overtime win over 9th Clemson • Has 32 of 44 attempted passes (0.727) for 238 yards • Threw for four affected, including two in overtime.
RUNNING BACK – Pat Garwo III, Boston College, So., RB, Levittown, Pennsylvania.
Rushed for 175 yards on a career-high 25 carries in Saturday’s 41-34 win over touring Missouri • Snatched a career 67-yard rush for BC’s first touchdown to crown 99-yard drive • After starting the 2021 campaign with 195 rushing yards in 10 career games, Garwo has totaled 412 rushing yards in the Eagles’ first four games this season.
RECEIVER – Emeka Emezie, NC State, Sr., WR, Waxhaw, NC
Pulled down a career-high 14 receptions in the Wolfpack’s win over No.9 Clemson • His 116 receiving yards were also a career high, as he recorded 46 yards after the catch • His 22-yard touchdown on a pass from Devin Leary in the first quarter was the first offensive touchdown scored against the Tigers all year.
OFFENSIVE LINE FITTER – Ikem Ekwonu, State of North Carolina, So., OT, Charlotte, North Carolina
Played a career-high 102 snaps in Saturday’s 27-21 double-overtime victory over No.9 Clemson • Achieved the highest score on the offensive line as the Wolfpack held the ball for 41 minutes and 48 seconds • Achieved eight pancake blocks and three knockdowns.
DEFENSIVE LINE ASSISTANT – Cody Roscoe, Syracuse, Sr., DL, Houston, Texas
Had two sacks in Orange’s 24-21 win over unbeaten Liberty on Friday night, including a crucial handbag from Liberty QB Malik Willis with four minutes remaining. • Recorded six total tackles. • At 5.0 sacks in the last two games and ranks third in the country with 5.5 sacks this year.
CO-LINEBACKER – Baylon Spector, Clemson, Sr., LB, Calhoun, Ga.
A week after being sidelined with an inflamed knee, he returned to the lineup and recorded 19 tackles, a record for the team at NC State. 2013 • Most tackles by a Clemson player since 2002, when John Leake recorded 21 saves against Maryland • Led a defense that faced 96 games while adjusting to in-game losses to starters James Skalski and Bryan Bresee.
CO-LINEBACKER – Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech, Jr., LB, Thomasville, GA.
Perhaps the biggest contributor to Georgia Tech’s stellar defensive performance in Saturday night’s 45-22 win over No.21 North Carolina • Stuffed the stats sheet with 2.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and eight tackles in total ACC player recorded at least eight tackles, 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss in a single game • Led a defensive effort that allowed Georgia Tech to limit North Carolina’s powerful offense to nearly 21 points and 185 yards below its season-opening average.
DEFENSIVE BACK – Brandon Sebastian, Boston College, Gr., CB, West Haven, Conn.
Made the interception that won Saturday’s 41-34 overtime victory over Missouri.
CO-Specialist – Tayvion Robinson, Virginia Tech, So., KR, Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Scored his first career touchdown on a 60-yard punt return in the second quarter of Saturday’s 21-10 win over Richmond • Average 22 yards per punt return that day • Recorded 76 yards additional over six receptions and ended the day with 140 all-gardens in use.
CO-Specialist – Nick Sciba, Wake Forest, Jr., PK, Clover, SC
Connected on three non-missed field goals in Friday night’s 37-17 road win in Virginia • Improved consecutive number of non-missed field tries to 19, longest active streak in the NCAA • Has field goals for 46, 23 and 35 yards against the Cavaliers, with his 46 yards tying his longest this season • Sciba has a career goalscoring percentage of .901 (64 of 71), the most high in NCAA history.
RECRUIT – Rodney Hammond Jr., Pitt, Fr., RB, Norfolk, Virginia.
Rushed for a career-high 100 yards on 17 carries (5.9 on average) with three touchdowns in Saturday’s 77-7 win over New Hampshire • Became Pitt’s first freshman to rushing for three touchdowns in a game since Dion Lewis had three against Cincinnati Dec 5, 2009 • Hammond also became Pitt’s first freshman to run 100 yards since V’Lique Carter had 137 against Duke October 27, 2018.