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OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Will Jackson, Georgia Tech, Jr., OG-OT, 6-3, 285, Knoxville, Tenn. Jackson, who has played guard the majority of his college career, made the move to tackle prior to the Virginia game and responded with one of his best performances. Jackson helped the Tech offense put up remarkable numbers against the Cavaliers: 56 points, 461 rushing yards, 9.2 yards per rushing attempt, and 594 yards of total offense.
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DEFENSIVE LINE - Cornellius Carradine, Sr., Florida State, DE, 6-5, 267, Cincinnati, Ohio Carradine was once again a force for the nation's top-ranked rushing, scoring, pass efficiency and total defense as the Seminoles limited the Demon Deacons to 126 total yards and posted their second consecutive shutout of the season. FSU has yet to yield a touchdown in 2012, in no small part due to the senior defensive end, who has picked up the slack after All-American Brandon Jenkins' season-ending injury. Carradine finished with three tackles, including a team-high 2.5 quarterback sacks, and added two quarterback pressures against Wake Forest. Through three games he leads the team in tackles with 12.
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DEFENSIVE BACK - Ross Cockrell, Duke, R-Jr., CB, 6-0, 180, Waxhaw, N.C. Cockrell led Duke to a 54-17 win over N.C. Central by carding six tackles, two interceptions and two pass breakups. Cockrell's first interception set up a 20-yard field goal by Ross Martin, and he returned the second interception of the night 32 yards for a touchdown. Cockrell is currently tied for the national lead in both passes broken up (6) and total passes defended (9) while ranking tied for third in interceptions (3). With two broken passes broken up against NC Central, Cockrell moved into a tie for eighth place on Duke's career chart (22).
SPECIALIST - Kyshoen Jarrett, Virginia Tech, So., PR, 5-10, 180, Tannersville, Pa. Pennsylvania native Kyshoen Jarrett went back home and electrified his friends and family in attendance with a 94-yard punt return for a touchdown in Virginia Tech's loss at Pittsburgh. The return was the second-longest in school history behind Frank Loria's 95-yard return in 1967 against Miami and was the longest under head coach Frank Beamer. It is the fourth-longest scoring punt return in conference history and the longest since 1970 when South Carolina's Dick Harris returned one 97 yards for a score against North Carolina.
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