Thursday, October 11, 2007

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Oct. 8, 2007

OFFENSIVE BACK--Matt Ryan, Boston College, Quarterback, 6-5, 220, Sr, Exton, Pa. Ryan completed 24-of-32 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns in Boston College's win over Bowling Green. His 71-yard touchdown pass to Justin Jarvis in the third quarter was the longest of the season and the longest touchdown pass of his career

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN--Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina, Tackle, 6-7, 295, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn. In the Heels win over Miami, Reynolds recorded eight knockdown blocks as the Tar Heels piled up 186 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Against a Miami defense which was tops in the league overall and second in sacks, the Tar Heels to more gained 400 yards and allowed only two sacks.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN--Dave Philistin, Maryland, Linebacker, 6-2, 231, Jr., Manchester, N.H. Philistin, an inside linebacker, registered a career-high 21 tackles in Maryland's win over Georgia Tech. His stop of Tashard Choice on a Yellow Jacket two-point conversion attempt late in the game denied Georgia Tech's opportunity to tie and preserved the Maryland win.

DEFENSIVE BACK--Jamie Silva, Boston College, Safety, 5-11, 210, Sr., East Providence, R.I. In the Eagles' 52-24 rout of Bowling Green, Silva tied a Boston College single-game record with three interceptions, one of which he returned 65 yards for the first touchdown of his career.

SPECIALIST--Connor Barth, North Carolina, Place kicker, 6-1, 190, Sr., Wilmington, N.C. Against Miami, Barth made four field goals for the first time in his career to extend his school record for most consecutive made field goals to 19. In the 33-27 win, he connected from 33, 51, 35 and 20 yards to boost a Tar Heel special teams unit that made several big plays on the day.

ROOKIE--Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech, Quarterback, 6-1, 206, Fr., Hampton, Va. In Saturday's 41-23 win at Clemson, Taylor accounted for 183 yards of total offense. He rang up 118 yards on the ground, including a 52-yarder late in the game to seal the win, along with 65 through the air. Taylor threw for one touchdown and no interceptions.

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