Thursday, September 25, 2008

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Freshmen quarterbacks Russell Wilson from NC State and Miami's Robert Marve (r) headline the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week awards for the games of Sept. 20. Wilson threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Wolfpack to a 30-24 overtime upset win over 15th-ranked East Carolina while Marve tossed two TD's in leading the Hurricanes to a convincing, 41-23 win over Texas A&M.

Joining them this week are Georgia Tech offensive tackle Andrew Gardner, Miami linebacker Glen Cook, Wake Forest safety Kevin Patterson and placekicker Sam Swank.

Wilson earned Offensive Back of the Week as he led the Wolfpack on a seven-play, 55-yard drive to force overtime in NC State's 30-24 overtime win over the Pirates. Miami's Marve claimed Rookie of the Week honors as he completed 16 of 22 passes for 212 yards in leading the Hurricanes to the triumph over the Aggies at College Station.

Georgia Tech's Gardner earns his second Offensive Lineman of the Week honor as he anchored the Yellow Jacket offense that rushed for 438 yards to roll over Mississippi State 38-7. He was previously honored for his play against Jacksonville State on Sept. 1.
Miami's Cook claimed Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after returning a fumble two yards for a touchdown in the Hurricanes' 41-23 triumph over Big 12 foe Texas A&M. Cook also had nine tackles in the game, one shy of a career high.

Patterson took Defensive Back of the Week honors by taking part in three of the Demon Deacons' seven takeaways on Saturday against Florida State. Swank nets his second Specialist of the Week honor as he accounted for all 12 of Wake Forest's points in their 12-3 win over Florida State.

Swank converted on four field goal attempts to set a new school record and move to third place on the ACC field goals list with 69 career three-pointers. He was previously honored for his play against Mississippi on Sept. 8.

(Photos from AP Photo by Steve Cannon and AP Photo/Phil Coale)

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