Friday, October 19, 2007

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OFFENSIVE BACK--Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech, Running Back, 6-1, 205, RS-Sr, Riverdale, Ga. Choice racked up 204 yards rushing on 37 carries. Choice currently places sixth on the Georgia Tech all-time career rushing list, and leads the ACC with 840 yards on the ground in 2007.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN--Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech, Tackle, 6-6, 298, RS-Jr., Tyrone, Ga. At Miami on Saturday, Gardner had three knockdown blocks, helping to keep the Hurricane defensive line at bay in the Yellow Jackets' 17-14 win. Gardner threw a key block on Georgia Tech's second touchdown of the day.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN--Brett Warren, Virginia Tech, Inside Linebacker, 6-1, 238, RS-Jr., Clifton, Va. Starting for the first time in his career at Duke on Saturday, Warren compiled 11 total tackles, including three for loss and one quarterback sack.



DEFENSIVE BACK--Durell Mapp, North Carolina, Outside Linebacker, 6-2, 235, Sr., Burlington, N.C. In the Tar Heels' close loss to No. 7 South Carolina, Mapp registered a game-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo stops. He added 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and one forced fumble as the North Carolina defense shut out the Gamecocks in the second half, giving up only 62 yards over the final 30 minutes of play.

SPECIALIST--Sam Swank, Wake Forest, Placekicker, 6-2, 206, RS-Jr., Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Swank, the ACC's third leading scorer a year ago, booted a season-best 48-yard field goal with 1:40 to play to give the Demon Deacons a 24-14 lead over Florida State on Thursday night.For the year, Swank is 5 for 5 on field goal attempts and is tied atop the league rankings for field goal percentage.

ROOKIE--Josh Adams, Wake Forest, Running Back, 6-0, 180, RS-Fr., Cary, N.C. In Thursday night's nationally-televised 24-21 win over Florida State, Adams carried 18 times for a career-best 140 rushing yards and a touchdown. He also caught a team-high six passes for 29 yards and a score, giving him 169 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns on the night.

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