OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Cooper Helfet, Duke, TE, Jr., 6-4, 240, Kentfield, Calif. (Redwood & Santa Rosa Junior College) Helfet helped Duke to a 55-48 win over Virginia, catching seven passes for a career-high 122 yards and one touchdown. His scoring reception covered 30 yards. Five of his seven catches produced first downs, and he averaged 17.4 yards per reception. On Duke's game-winning, 91-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes, Helfet caught two passes for 30 yards and two first downs.
DEFENSIVE BACK - DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson, S, Sr., 6-1, 215, Tallahassee, Fla. (Amos P. Godby) McDaniel had three tackles, a quarterback pressure and a crucial interception in Clemson's win over NC State Saturday. His interception was clutch as it came in the end zone when NC State had a first and goal from the Tigers' seven. The pick kept State off the board on that possession in the game that Clemson eventually won, 14-13. It was the 15th INT of McDaniel's career, which ties for second best in school history (17).
ROOKIE - Stephen Morris, Miami, QB, Fr., 6-2, 183, Miami, Fla. (Monsignor Pace) Morris, a true freshman making his first career start, completed 18-of-30 passes against Maryland, but none was bigger than the final completion for a 35-yard touchdown to Leonard Hankerson with 37 seconds to play. The touchdown pass gave the `Canes a 26-20 win and capped off an impressive debut for the rookie. Morris threw for 286 yards, a single-game high for any UM quarterback this season, and also rushed for 13 yards.