CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN - Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech, OT, So., 6-5, 303, Midlothian, Va. (Clover Hill)Virginia Tech sophomore offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher anchored an offensive line that paved the way for a Hokie offense that totaled 370 yards, including 272 on the ground in Virginia Tech’s 31-7 win over then-ninth-ranked Miami.
Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech, C, Jr., 6-1, 267, Gainesville, Fla. (Buchholz) Bedford helped the Georgia Tech offensive line create plenty of space for Yellow Jacket ball carriers, who combined for 317 rushing yards and 406 overall in a 24-7 win against then-18th-ranked North Carolina—a victory that lifted Georgia Tech back into the AP poll at No. 25.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech, DE, Jr., 6-2, 240, Carteret, N.J. (Carteret) Virginia Tech junior defensive end Jason Worilds #6 was active throughout a 31-7 win against ninth-ranked Miami in pressuring Hurricane quarterback Jacory Harris. Worilds had six tackles and was credited with 1.5 quarterback sacks, while adding a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries.
DEFENSIVE BACK – Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech, SS, Jr., 6-1, 210, College Park, Ga. (North Clayton) Georgia Tech junior strong safety Morgan Burnett was credited with both of the Yellow Jackets’ interceptions in a 24-7 win against then-18th-ranked North Carolina. Burnett’s two interceptions give him three for the season—good for second place in the ACC—and 13 for his career, moving him into a tie for fourth in school history. He also made a team-high six tackles.
SPECIALIST – Greg Reid, Florida State, CB, Fr., 5-9, 175, Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) Florida State true freshman cornerback Greg Reid earned his second Player of the Week accolade in as many weeks. Reid was selected as the Defensive Back of the Week last week, and earned Specialist of the Week for racking up 129 yards, exclusively on returns. Despite a 17-7 loss to unbeaten South Florida, Reid handled all three of the Seminoles’ punt returns for a total of 78 yards—a 26.0 yards per return average—including a 68-yarder in the fourth quarter that led to Florida State’s only touchdown.
ROOKIE – Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech, RB, Fr. 5-9, 205, Manassas, Va. (Stonewall Jackson) For the second week in a row and third time in the last four, Virginia Tech freshman running back Ryan Williams topped all ACC newcomers with a game-high 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 34 in a 31-7 win against ninth-ranked Miami. Additionally, Williams hauled in two receptions for 40 yards for a total of 190 all-purpose yards. The redshirt-freshman currently ranks sixth in the nation with 123.0 rushing yards per game and is tied for second with eight scores.