Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OFFENSIVE BACK--Eron Riley, Duke, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 200, Junior, Savannah, Ga. In Saturday's game at Navy, Riley caught six passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns. Duke still lost.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN--Christian Capote, Clemson, Offensive Tackle, 6-4, 300, Senior, Miami, Fla. Against NC State on Saturday, Capote led all offensive linemen with a 91 percent film grade. In the Tigers' 42-20 win, he registered a career-high 11 knockdown blocks as the Clemson offense totaled 340 yards rushing and 608 overall.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN--Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Virginia, Def. End, 6-3, 279, Sophomore, Richmond, Va. In the Cavaliers' 28-23 home win against Georgia Tech on Saturday, Fitzgerald scored a touchdown for the Virginia while collecting five tackles, including 2.5 for loss, a forced fumble and a sack.

DEFENSIVE BACK--Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, Cornerback, 5-9, 191, Junior, Pahokee, Fl. With 1:10 remaining in the third quarter and his team down 24-3, Smith picked off a pass in his own end zone and raced 100-yards for the score.

SPECIALIST--Darrell Blackman, NC State, Wide Receiver, 5-10, 205, Senior, Williamsport, Pa. In the Wolfpack's home game against the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, Blackman had 200 yards of all-purpose yardage.

ROOKIE--Josh Adams, Wake Forest, Running Back, 6-0, 180, Freshman, Cary, N.C. Adams, a redshirt freshman from nearby Cary, N.C., carried the ball a career-high 20 times for 91 yards in Wake Forest's comeback victory over Maryland on Saturday

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