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Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest University will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 17. The induction ceremony will take place at half time of the Demon Deacons’ home game with NC State.

The five new inductees include former football All-American Steve Vallos and 2005 ACC football Player of the Year Chris Barclay;, Rhodes Scholar and five-time All-American track and field athlete Michelle Sikes, field hockey All-American Lauren Crandall and former ACC golf champion John Gerring.

The five will be honored at a luncheon on Saturday at noon at Bridger Field House.

Former basketball star Chris Paul was voted into the Hall of Fame last year but has had to defer his induction due to his responsibilities with the NBA All-Star game this weekend.

All five inductees for the class of 2017-18 will attend Saturday’s ceremonies.

In addition, Tal Jobe will be recognized with the Gene Hooks Award. The Gene Hooks Achievement Award recognizes a former Wake Forest athlete, manager, coach or administrator who has exhibited traits of integrity, charity, leadership and who embodies the Pro Humanitate spirit that Dr. Gene Hooks, former Director of Athletics, exhibited over his 45 years associated with Wake Forest.

Jobe was a standout football and basketball athlete at Mebane High School and then at Eastern Alamance High following its opening in 1962. Tal played freshman basketball for the Demon Deacons in 1963-64 and graduated in 1967 with a degree in physical education. He spent 13 years teaching and coaching at Graham Middle School before going to Eastern Alamance High. He coached 69 different teams over his 32 years, leading Eastern Alamance to the 1991 state 3-A boys basketball championship and was inducted into the Eastern Alamance Hall of Fame. In 2004, Tal was inducted into the city of Mebane’s Sports Hall of Fame and in 2017 the gym at Eastern Alamance was named in his honor. He retired from the Alamance-Burlington School District in 2001 after 32 years and returned to Wake Forest where he served in the athletics department in a variety of roles including that of baseball clubhouse manager and working with game operations for multiple sports.,

Here is a brief look at each of the five inductees:

Chris Barclay

Barclay, Wake Forest’s all-time rushing leader, was the Atlantic Coast Conference football Player of the Year in 2005 when he carried the ball 218 times for 1,127 yards. He broke into the Demon Deacon lineup as one of just three true freshmen to see action in 2002. He led the team in rushing in 2003 with 1,192 yards and earned second team All-ACC honors. As a junior in 2004, Barclay had 1,010 yards on 243 carries and was named first team All-ACC. He capped his career in 2005 with another first team All-ACC selection and his recognition as the league’s Player of the Year.

For his career, Barclay finished with 4,032 rushing yards and set school records at the time for career points (240), rushing touchdowns (40), all-purpose yards (4,930), 200-yard rushing games (3) and 1,00-yard rushing seasons (3). He was the first player in ACC history to lead the league in rushing yards during the regular season in three consecutive seasons and was also the first ACC player with three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Named team MVP as both a junior and senior, Barclay is one of just three Demon Deacons to earn the award in back-to-back seasons, joining Norm Snead (1959-60) and Brian Piccolo (1963-64).

Lauren Crandall

Crandall (’07) was also a first ballot inductee. She was a three-time All-American in field hockey and a member of two of Wake Forest’s national championship teams in 2003 and 2004. A native of Doylestown, Pa., Crandall was the ACC Tournament MVP in 2006, a two-time ACC All-Tournament selection and a two-time NCAA All-Tournament selection. She earned first team All-ACC honors three times and was the first Wake Forest player to earn All-South Region honors all four seasons. Crandall was a first team All-American in 2005 and 2006 after earning third team All-America honors in 2004. Following her collegiate career, Crandall played for the U.S. at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile in 2006 and led the team in scoring. She went on to become a member of the USA Field Hockey Olympic teams in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

John Gerring

Gerring (’57), originally from Union, S.C., was the Heritage Committee’s selection for Hall of Fame induction. Gerring played golf for the Deacons from 1953-57 and won ACC medalist honors in 1957 with rounds of 69-72-141 at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem. Gerring had entered the final round trailing teammate Sonny George by two strokes. Gerring’s efforts helped the Deacons win the 1957 ACC team title by eight strokes over North Carolina.

During the 1957 season, Gerring was Wake Forest’s medalist in five of seven home matches in an era where teams played dual matches rather than strictly tournaments. He was Wake Forest’s top golfer in 1955, ’56 and ’57 before serving in the Rifle Company of the United States Army following graduation.

John has served as a PGA golf professional for over 50 years. A member of the PGA Hall of Fame, Gerring was named the National PGA Professional of the Year in 1981. He has served as the club professional at a number of prestigious courses including Peachtree in Atlanta, the Atlanta Country Club, Sea Island Golf Club and Bloomfield Hills Country Club. Most recently, Gerring was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Association Hall of Fame.

Michelle Sikes

Sikes (’07) was elected in her first year of eligibility, is one of the most decorated student-athletes in Wake Forest history. A mathematical economics major, she received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in 2007, becoming just the third student-athlete in school history to earn the award. On the track, Sikes was just as impressive. The Lakewood, Ohio native won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 5,000 meters in 2007 with a meet and school record of 15:16.76, becoming the first Demon Deacon female student-athlete to win an NCAA individual track championship. She was the ACC indoor 5,000 meters champion in 2007 and won the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters in 2007. Sikes was a five-time All-American and an eight-time All-ACC honoree, earning all-league honors three times in cross country, three times in outdoor track and twice in indoor track. To this day, Sikes continues to hold school records in the 1,500 meters, mile, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. She was the ACC Performer of the Year at the 2007 outdoor championships and a four-time All-ACC Academic honoree. Sikes was the 2006-07 Marge Crisp Award winner as Wake Forest’s female student-athlete of the year. She earned the Edwin G. Wilson Scholar-Athlete of the Year award from Wake Forest in 2007 and was the recipient of the ACC Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics that same year. Besides the Rhodes Scholarship, Sikes received the Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship from the ACC.

Steve Vallos

Vallos (’06) was elected to the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Vallos earned first team All-ACC honors at offensive tackle in 2006 as he helped the Demon Deacons win the ACC Championship. A native of Boardman, Ohio, Vallos earned first team All-America honors in 2006 from both Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News while being named a second team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation. He twice earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors in 2006 and finished his career with 48 career starts, the most-ever among Deacon offensive linemen. Vallos was a second team All-ACC pick as a sophomore and an honorable mention all-league honoree as a junior when he helped pave the way for ACC Player of the Year Chris Barclay. A seventh round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2007 NFL Draft, Vallos played seven seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks, Browns, Eagles, Jaguars and Broncos, earning a berth in Super Bowl XLVIII with the Denver Broncos.

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Greensboro, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Justin Jackson of North Carolina leads the official 2016-17 season award winners and All-ACC basketball team announced by the league on Sunday.

Jackson, a junior from Tomball, Texas, was the choice of 24 members of the voting panel (15 ACC head coaches, selected media) that cast ballots for this year’s postseason honors. Wake Forest’s John Collins placed second with 15 votes.

The voting panel selected NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr. as the ACC Freshman of the Year.  Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner was voted the ACC Coach of the Year, while Virginia Tech’s Seth Allen earned recognition as Sixth Man of the Year. Wake Forest’s Collins was voted the ACC’s Most Improved Player, and Georgia Tech junior Ben Lammers received the nod as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.
Jackson and Collins are joined on the All-ACC first team by Duke sophomore Luke Kennard, Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson and Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell. Jackson, Kennard and Colson are also among the 15 college players that were named to the John R. Wooden Award national ballot on Saturday.
 
The 6-foot-8 Jackson is seventh among ACC scorers at 18.3 points per game, and his 85 field goals from 3-point range rank second in the conference.  Jackson also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while helping lead the Tar Heels to a 26-6 overall record, the ACC regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Jackson has posted 16 games this season of 20-or-more points and has led UNC in scoring in 13 of the last 19 games. He has connected on at least five 3-point shots in five games this season and has 11 games with at least four made 3-pointers.
Duke’s Kennard is the only unanimous selection to this year’s All-ACC first team and leads the conference in scoring at 20.1 points per game. The Franklin, Ohio, sophomore ranks second among ACC players in 3-point field goal percentage (.450), sixth in overall field goals percentage (.504) and fourth in free-throw percentage (.847). He has scored in double figures in 30 of Duke’s 31 game, eclipsing the 20-point mark a team-high 16 times and registering three games of 30-or-more points.
Wake Forest’s Collins leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.623), ranks third among conference scorers with 19.1 points per game and is second in rebounding with 9.8 per contest. After averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting one game as a freshman in 2015-16, Collins is a major reason the Demon Deacons (18-12) enter this year’s New York Life ACC Tournament on a high note and with a strong case for NCAA Tournament consideration. The West Palm Beach, Florida, sophomore has been a model of consistency, scoring 20-or-more points in 12 consecutive games late in the season – tops in the ACC this year and the most at Wake Forest in more than four decades. He has posted double-doubles in 15 games.
Notre Dame’s Colson leads all ACC players with 18 double-doubles this season, including 10 in conference play. The 6-foot-5 junior from New Bedford, Massachusetts, leads the league in rebounding at 10.4 per game and is the 10th leading scorer at 17.0 points per game. In leading the Fighting Irish to a 23-8 overall mark and a No. 3 ACC Tournament seed, Colson has posted seven 20-point, 10-rebound performances this year. All seven of those performances have come against Power 5 conference teams, including four ACC opponents.
Louisville’s Mitchell averages 15.9 points per game while leading the ACC in steals with 2.13 per outing, and the sophomore has been at his best during the stretch run of the regular season. Over the last 18 games, Mitchell is averaging 19.2 points per game and has made 55-of-132 3-point field goal attempts (.417). He has scored in double figures 23 times this season. The Greenwich, Connecticut, native has scored at least 16 points in 10 of his last 11 games and has nine 20-point games this season.
 

After being overwhelmingly chosen as the ACC preseason Freshman of the Year by the league’s media members last October, NC State’s Smith met expectations by ranking fifth among ACC scorers with 18.5 points per game and leading the league in assists with 6.3 per contest. Smith has also registered 60 steals in 31 games (1.94 per game), second among ACC players in that category. The Fayetteville, North Carolina, native became the only player in conference history to register two triple-doubles in the same season and has scored at least 30 points in an ACC-best four games.

Smith is joined on the All-ACC second team by Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon (16.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Georgia Tech’s Lammers (14.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg), North Carolina’s Joel Berry II (15.1 ppg, 3.7 apg) and Virginia’s London Perrantes (12.8 ppg, 3.9 apg).
Pitt’s Michael Young (19.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame (17.3 ppg, 6.2 rpg), Syracuse’s Andrew White III (17.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), Miami’s Davon Reed (15.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg) and Duke’s Jayson Tatum (16.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg) comprise the All-ACC third team.
Georgia Tech’s Pastner, who won 167 games in his seven seasons at head coach at Memphis, was chosen the ACC Coach of the Year in his first year with the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech began the season having lost its top four scorers from the last season’s squad that tied for 11th place in the ACC and was tabbed for a next-to-last finish in the league’s preseason media poll. Instead, Pastner’s team will open play in the ACC Tournament on Tuesday following a 17-win regular season that includes victories over nationally-ranked conference opponents North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame.
Virginia Tech’s Allen has come off the bench in 24 of the 29 games in which he has appeared, averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds while playing close to 29 minutes per contest. The redshirt senior from Woodbridge, Virginia, has scored in double-figures 21 times and enters the New York Life ACC Tournament with 20-or-more points in three of his last seven games. Allen played pivotal roles in both Virginia Tech’s one-point wins over Clemson with a big steal and a 3-pointer in the final 1:31 in a road win Jan. 22 and the game-winning shot with 3.8 seconds left at Blacksburg on Feb. 21.
Georgia Tech’s Lammers leads the ACC and ranks third nationally with 3.32 blocked shots per game (103 in 31 games). The 6-foot-10 native of San Antonio, Texas, is third among ACC rebounders, with over two-thirds of his 284 total rebounds coming at the defensive end. Lammers has also been a reliable inside defender for the Yellow Jackets, who have limited their opponents to a collective .398 shooting percentage from the floor and 67 points per game.
NC State’s Smith and Duke’s Tatum are joined on the All-ACC Freshman Team by Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac (12.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg), Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie (15.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg) and Boston College’s Ky Bowman (14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg).
Virginia’s Isaiah Wilkins, Louisville’s Mitchell, Miami’s Reed, Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Duke’s Matt Jones join Georgia Tech’s Lammers on the 2016-17 All-ACC Defensive Team.
 
2016-17 All-ACC Teams, Honors
All-Atlantic Coast Conference
(5 points per 1st team vote, 3 points per 2nd team vote, 1 point per 3rd team vote)
 
FIRST TEAM                   School                      Points
Luke Kennard                   Duke                             *265
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina              256
John Collins                      Wake Forest                  255
Bonzie Colson                  Notre Dame                   253
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                      231
 
SECOND TEAM                                                              
Dwayne Bacon                 Florida State                  141
Dennis Smith Jr.              NC State                          126
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                 109
Joel Berry II                      North Carolina              102
London Perrantes            Virginia                             90
 
THIRD TEAM                                                                 
Michael Young                 Pittsburgh                        85
Jaron Blossomgame       Clemson                           67
Andrew White III             Syracuse                           67
Davon Reed                      Miami                               66
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                  51
 
ALL-HONORABLE MENTION (10-or-more points)                  
Kennedy Meeks               North Carolina                34
Matt Farrell                      Notre Dame                     25
Zach LeDay                       Virginia Tech                   24
Jerome Robinson            Boston College                23
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                    20
Seth Allen                          Virginia Tech                   18
Jamel Artis                        Pittsburgh                        17
V.J. Beachem                    Notre Dame                     12
Steve Vasturia                  Notre Dame                     11
Tyler Lydon                     Syracuse                           10
                                                                                           
ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM                                                  
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   50
Isaiah Wilkins                 Virginia                             41
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                         39
Davon Reed                      Miami                               25
Xavier Rathan-Mayes     Florida State                    19
Matt Jones                         Duke                                  19
                                                                                           
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM                                                  
Dennis Smith                   NC State                            51
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                    51
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                  50
Josh Okogie                      Georgia Tech                   49
Ky Bowman                      Boston College                32
                                                                                           
ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR                                          
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina                24
John Collins                      Wake Forest                    15
Bonzie Colson                  Notre Dame                        8
Luke Kennard                   Duke                                    5
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                           1
 
ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR                                   
Dennis Smith                   NC State                            36
Jayson Tatum                   Duke                                    8
Josh Okogie                      Georgia Tech                      3
Ky Bowman                      Boston College                  3
Jonathan Isaac                  Florida State                       3
                                                                                           
ACC COACH OF THE YEAR                                             
Josh Pastner                     Georgia Tech                   24
Roy Williams                   North Carolina                   8
Mike Brey                         Notre Dame                        7
Leonard Hamilton           Florida State                       4
Danny Manning               Wake Forest                       3
Buzz Williams                 Virginia Tech                     3
Jim Larrañaga                   Miami                                  2
Rick Pitino                        Louisville                           2
                                                                                           
ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                  
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   37
Isaiah Wilkins                 Virginia                               6
Kamari Murphy               Miami                                  4
Matt Jones                         Duke                                    3
Xavier Rathan-Mayes     Florida State                       1
Dennis Smith                   NC State                               1
Steve Vasturia                  Notre Dame                        1
                                                                                           
ACC MOST IMPROVED                                               
John Collins                      Wake Forest                    26
Ben Lammers                   Georgia Tech                   15
Matt Farrell                      Notre Dame                        9
Justin Jackson                  North Carolina                   1
Luke Kennard                   Duke                                    1
Donovan Mitchell           Louisville                           1
                                                                                           
ACC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR                                   
Seth Allen                          Virginia Tech                   43
Tadric Jackson                 Georgia Tech                      4
Frank Jackson                  Duke                                    3
Marcquise Reed               Clemson                              2
Markell Johnson              NC State                               1
 
*Denotes unanimous

 

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ACSMA announces 2017 All-ACC Basketball teams and individual awards http://chathamjournal.com/2017/03/05/acsma-announces-2017-acc-basketball-teams-individual-awards/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 04:08:48 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7349 Lewisville, NC – ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson leads the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) post-season awards and all-conference team announced on Sunday. Jackson was named on 20 of 49 ACSMA ballots to win the Player…

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Lewisville, NC – ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson leads the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) post-season awards and all-conference team announced on Sunday.

Jackson was named on 20 of 49 ACSMA ballots to win the Player of the Year award and was a unanimous choice for the All-ACC first team, along with Duke sophomore Luke Kennard. Wake Forest sophomore finished second in the Player of the Year voting, with 14 votes. He also made the All-ACC first team, along with Notre Dame junior Bonzie Colson and Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell.

Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner won Coach of the Year honors in his first season in the ACC, edging out North Carolina’s Roy Williams, 15 votes to 14. Yellow Jackets junior Ben Lammers was voted Defensive Player of the Year, Virginia Tech’s Zach LeDay was named Sixth Man of the Year and Collins was voted Most Improved Player.

Jackson, a junior from Tomball, TX, finished seventh in the ACC in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game. He was second in the conference with 2.66 3-pointers per game, in helping to lead the Tar Heels to their 31st ACC regular season championship.

Kennard, a sophomore from Franklin, OH, led the ACC in scoring, averaging 20.1 points per game. He also finished in the top ten in several other categories, including field goal percentage (sixth), 3-point field goal percentage (second), free throw percentage (fourth).

Collins, a sophomore from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, led the conference in field goal percentage (.623), finished second in rebounding (9.8) and third in scoring (19.1 ppg). He was the main reason the Demon Deacons won seven more ACC games this season than last.

Colson, a junior from New Bedford, MA, led the ACC in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and finished 10th in scoring (17.0 ppg). He was also a top ten producer in field goal percentage (fourth – .523), free throw percentage (ninth – .807) and blocked shots (sixth – 1.42 pg).

Mitchell, a sophomore from Greenwich, CT, led the league in steals (2.13) and finished 12th in scoring (15.9 ppg).

NC State freshman Dennis Smith, Jr., the ACC’s assists leader (6.26, to go along with 18.5 ppg) leads the second team. He’s joined by Pittsburgh senior Michael Young (19.9 PPG, 6.8 rpg), Florida State sophomore Dwayne Bacon (16.9 ppg), North Carolina junior Joel Berry, II (15.1 ppg) and Clemson redshirt senior Jaron Blossongame (17.3 ppg, 6.2 ppg).

The third team consists of Georgia Tech junior Ben Lammers (14.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.32 bpg), Virginia senior London Perrantes (3.9 apg), Syracuse graduate transfer Andrew White, III (17.9 ppg), North Carolina senior Kennedy Meeks (9.1 rpg) and Boston College sophomore Jerome Robinson (8.7 ppg).

Thirteen of the 15 ACC schools are represented by at least one player on the first, second and third teams. Only regular season champion North Carolina has more than one player (three, one on each team).

Lammers was the leading vote-getter for Defensive Player of the Year as well as the All-Defensive Team. He’s joined on that team by Collins, Colson, Mitchell and Virginia junior Isaiah Wilkins.

Smith is only the second NC State player to win the Freshman of the Year award and the first since Hawkeye Whitney shared the award with Duke’s Mike Gminski in 1977. He received 41 of 49 possible votes to easily outdistance Duke’s Jayson Tatum. He and Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac are joined on the All-Freshman Team by Tatum, Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie and Miami’s Bruce Brown.

ACSMA ACC All-Conference Teams
First Team 1–2—3 Points
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (Jr.) 49–0–0 *147
Luke Kennard, Duke (Soph.) 49–0–0 *147
John Collins, Wake Forest (Soph.) 45–4–0 143
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 42–6–1 139
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 35–9–1 124
*unanimous
     
Second Team 1–2—3 Points
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (Fr.) 5–33–7 88
Michael Young, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 6–28–10 84
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State (Soph.) 4–25–13 75
Joel Berry, II, North Carolina (Jr.) 2–25–13 69
Jaron Blossongame, Clemson (RS-Sr.) 1–17–20 57
Third Team 1–2—3 Points
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 0–16–18 52
London Perrantes, Virginia (Sr.) 2–15–15 51
Andrew White, III, Syracuse (Gr. Transfer) 1–9–17 38
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina (Sr.) 2–11–8 36
Jerome Robinson, Boston College (Soph.) 1–5—14 27
Honorable Mention 1–2—3 Points
Jamel Artis, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 0–5—9 19
Davon Reed, Miami (Sr.) 0–4—10 18
Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 0–0—17 17
Jayson Tatum, Duke (Fr.) 0–5—5 15
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame (Jr.) 0–3—9 15
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State (Fr) 0–4—6 14
Grayson Allen, Duke (Jr.) 0–3—8 14
Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest (Jr.) 0–3—5 11
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse (Soph.) 0–2—7 11
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 0–3—4 10
Defensive Team Votes
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 46
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 37
Isaiah Wilkins , Virginia (Jr.) 26
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 18
John Collins, Wake Forest (Jr.) 13
Freshman Team Votes
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State 49
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State 49
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech 43
Jayson Tatum, Duke 42
Bruce Brown, Miami 29
Player of the Year Votes
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (Jr.) 20
John Collins, Wake Forest (Soph.) 14
Luke Kennard, Duke (Soph.) 9
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 4
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 1
Michael Young, Pittsburgh (Sr.) 1
Coach of the Year Votes
Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech 15
Roy Williams, UNC 14
Leonard, Hamilton, Florida State 8
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech 4
Danny Manning, Wake Forest 4
Mike Brey, Notre Dame 2
Rick Pitino, Louisville 2
Defensive Player of the Year Votes
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 28
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville (Soph.) 8
Bonzie, Colson, Notre Dame (Jr.) 5
Freshman of the Year Votes
Dennis Smith, Jr. 41
Jayson Tatum, Duke 4
   
Most Improved Votes
John Collins, Wake Forest (Jr.) 23
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (Jr.) 9
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame (Jr.) 6
Sixth Man Votes
Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 20
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech (RS-Sr.) 11

 

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Greensboro, NC – Florida State and North Carolina led the way with two honorees apiece as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Football Players of the Week on Monday.

Florida State’s Terrance Smith was cited as the ACC Linebacker of the Week for his play in Friday night’s 14-0 conference road win at Boston College, while the Seminoles’ Jalen Ramsey earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for the second week in a row.

North Carolina’s Landon Turner was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Tar Heels’ 48-14 win over Illinois, while teammate Ryan Switzer was named the ACC Specialist of the Week for his record-setting effort on punt returns.

Also recognized were Miami sophomore Brad Kaaya (Offensive Back of the Week), Pitt junior Tyler Boyd (Receiver of the Week), Boston College sophomore Harold Landry (Defensive Lineman of the Week) and Wake Forest freshman Kendall Hinton (Rookie of the Week).

ACC Football Players of the Week are selected by a 14-member media panel.

OFFENSIVE BACK – Brad Kaaya, Miami, So., QB, 6-4, 209, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kaaya enjoyed a career day through the air as he guided the Hurricanes to a 36-33 overtime win over visiting Nebraska. Kaaya finished the day 25-of-42 for a career-high 379 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The California native has now thrown a touchdown pass in 16 consecutive games. His second-half interception against the Cornhuskers was his first in 110 attempts.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Landon Turner, North Carolina, Sr., OG, 6-4, 325, Harrisonburg, Va.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Landon Turner, North Carolina, Sr., OG, 6-4, 325, Harrisonburg, Va.Turner earned ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades for the second time this season following his performance in the Tar Heels’ 48-14 victory over visiting Illinois. The senior offensive guard graded out at 90 percent (his third straight game at 90 percent or better) and recorded 11 knockdown blocks. Turner led an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped UNC post 471 total yards, including 254 on the ground. The Tar Heels averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

RECEIVER – Tyler Boyd, Pitt, Jr., WR, 6-2, 200, Clairton, Pa.
Boyd had 10 receptions for 131 yards, including the game-tying touchdown catch with 52 seconds left in the Panthers’ 27-24 road loss at Iowa. Boyd had three catches for 32 yards on the game-tying drive, including one that converted a fourth down. With his second consecutive game with 10 or more catches, Boyd moved into second all-time at Pitt with 184 career receptions and is only 18 shy of the record held by Devin Street (202 receptions from 2010-13). Boyd, who posted the 12th 100-yard receiving game of his 28-game collegiate career, is the nation’s active career leader in receptions per game (6.57), and ranks third in receiving yards per game (95.0) and all-purpose yards per game (140.89). He is the ACC leader in each of those categories.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Harold Landry, Boston College, So., DT, 6-3, 245, Fayetteville, N.C.
Landry recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including seven solos stops, in the Eagles’ 14-0 loss to No. 9 Florida State on Friday night, including a career-high 4.5 tackles for a loss of 27 yards. He also had 1.5 sacks for losses of 18 yards and helped the BC defense limit FSU’s offensive unit to just one touchdown. After the Seminoles’ 83-yard scoring drive on their opening possession, Landry and the BC defense allowed just 134 total yards the remainder of the game, including only 20 rushing yards in the second half. Landry and the Eagles limited FSU standout sophomore Dalvin Cook to just 54 rushing yards without a score after he entered the game averaging 211 yards per game with five touchdowns.

LINEBACKER – Terrance Smith, Florida State, Sr.-r, LB, 6-4, 230, Decatur, Ga.
Smith’s dominant performance in Florida State’s 14-0 victory at Boston College keyed the Seminoles to their first shutout on the road since 2003. Smith had six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter on the game’s biggest play. Smith forced the ball free from BC’s Jon Hilliman, and teammate Jalen Ramsey scooped up the ball and returned it for a touchdown to give the Seminoles breathing room in what had been a 7-0 game. Smith spearheaded a defensive effort that allowed Boston College just 195 yards of total offense, with the FSU 39-yard line the Eagles’ deepest point of penetration. It marked the first time Boston College had been shut out since 2010.

DEFENSIVE BACK – Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, Jr., CB, 6-1, 222, Smyrna, Tenn.
Ramsey earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. Ramsey continued to solidify himself as one of the nation’s top defensive players, leading the charge in FSU’s 14-0 victory at Boston College. Ramsey scored on a 36-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter with the Noles clinging to a 7-0 lead and had six tackles, including five solo stops. Ramsey led a pass defense that allowed only five completions on 15 attempts for 56 yards. Ramsey contributed to the Seminoles’ lone interception on the night by blanketing his receiver and enabling safety Lamarcus Brutus to make the pick.

SPECIALIST – Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, Jr., WR, 5-10, 185, Charleston, W. Va.
SPECIALIST – Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, Jr., WR, 5-10, 185, Charleston, W. Va.Switzer returned five punts for a total of 168 yards in Saturday’s 48-14 win over Illinois, breaking a 64-year-old UNC single-game record previously held by Bud Carson, who had 166 yards on eight returns against NC State in 1951. In addition to an 85-yard return for a touchdown, Switzer had a 71-yarder that set up a UNC field goal. With his sixth career punt return for a touchdown, Switzer tied the ACC record and extended his own UNC school record.

ROOKIE – Kendall Hinton, Wake Forest, Fr., QB, 6-0, 185, Durham, N.C.
Hinton was called on to replace injured starter John Wolford, who was injured on Wake Forest’s third play from scrimmage in Saturday’s 17-14 win at Army. Hinton finished 15-of-27 through the air for 159 yards and ran for both of Wake Forest’s touchdowns. Hinton scored on a 15-yard run in the third quarter to tie the game at 7-7 and added a 7-yard run early in the fourth quarter to put the Demon Deacons ahead 14-7. Hinton closed the game by leading the Deacons on a 12-play, 64-yard drive to set up Mike Weaver’s game-winning field goal. Hinton delivered several clutch plays in the final march, including running 13 yards on third-and-9 from the Wake 8-yard line to keep the drive alive.

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