ACC announces football players of the week – Week 11 2018

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in Week 11 of the 2018 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The following are this week’s honorees:

QUARTERBACK – Daniel Jones, Duke, Jr.; Charlotte, N.C.
Jones’ 547 yards of total offense (361 passing, 186 rushing) in Saturday’s 42-35 win over rival North Carolina is the fifth-highest single-game total in ACC history • Jones became the third player in ACC history with multiple 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing games • Completed 31-of-54 passes for 361 yards with three touchdowns and one interception • Rushed 15 times for 186 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run and another run of 68 yards.

Photos from the Duke vs UNC football game

Duke QB Daniel Jones

Duke QB Daniel Jones, Charlotte, N.C. (photo by Gene Galin.)

RUNNING BACK – Qadree Ollison, Pitt, Sr., RB; Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Ollison rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in Saturday’s 52-22 win over Virginia Tech • Ollison’s scoring runs covered 8, 31 and a record-setting 97 yards • The 97-yard run is the longest play from scrimmage in Pitt history and tied for the longest in college football this year • Ollison now has 1,054 yards rushing on the season and becomes only the sixth player in Pitt annals to achieve multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons • Ollison’s 2,700 rushing yards for his career eclipse Curtis Martin (2,643 from 1991-94) for 10th place on Pitt’s all-time list.

RECEIVER – Kelvin Harmon, NC State, Jr., WR; Palmyra, N.J.
Fourth ACC Receiver of the Week honor this season for the Wolfpack wideout • Harmon tied the NC State single-game record with 15 receptions for 134 yards in last Thursday night’s 27-23 loss to Wake Forest • The 15 catches marked the highest reception total among Power 5 players this season • Registered his fifth 100-yard game of the year while playing every NC State offensive snap in the game (81) • Leads the ACC and ranks fifth in the FBS with 107.2 receiving yards per game.

Photos from the NC State vs Wake Forest football game

Kelvin Harmon, NC State, WR; Palmyra, N.J. (Photo by Gene Galin.)

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt, So., C; Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Helped key Pitt’s historic offensive day in Saturday’s 52-22 win over Virginia Tech • Cited by the coaching staff for multiple big blocks at the point of attack to spring huge runs • Credited with several adjustment calls at the line of scrimmage that proved key as he graded out at 90 percent  • Morrissey spearheaded an attack that saw Pitt pile up a school-record 654 yards in total offense, eclipsing the prior mark of 648 set against Eastern Michigan in 1995 • The Panthers rushed for 492 yards on 36 carries (13.7 avg.), the second-highest single-game rushing total in school history (530 vs. Army, 1975).

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Christian Wilkins, Clemson, Gr., DT; Springfield, Mass.
Wilkins returned to his home state and played a key role as No. 2 Clemson nailed down its fourth straight ACC Atlantic Division title with Saturday night’s 27-7 win at No. 17 Boston College • Wilkins posted five tackles, including one for loss, as part of a defensive line that limited Boston College to nine rushing yards • Also played on offense, appearing at running back on a play-action touchdown pass to tight end Milan Richard.

LINEBACKER – Jalen Johnson, Georgia Tech, Sr., OLB; Oneonta, Ala.
Johnson turned in perhaps the finest performance of his career with a team-high-tying eight tackles and a game-high two tackles for loss in Georgia Tech’s 27-21 win over Miami • Johnson’s two tackles for loss were a career high, while his eight stops were just one shy of his career high of nine, set the previous week at North Carolina • Making Johnson’s tallies even more impressive is the fact that Georgia Tech limited Miami to just 53 offensive plays.

DEFENSIVE BACK  Cameron Glenn, Wake Forest, Sr., S; Stone Mountain, Ga.
Glenn had 11 tackles (seven solo, four assists) in Wake Forest’s 27-23 win over NC State • Glenn, who had six career tackles for loss entering the game, had a career-best four TFLs vs. the Wolfpack • That ties as the most TFLs in a single game by an ACC player in 2018 • In addition, Glenn had his first career sack and two pass break-ups • Glenn helped Wake Forest’s defense hold NC State to just 47 yards rushing, 103 yards below the Wolfpack’s average in ACC games this season.

Cameron Glenn, Wake Forest, S; Stone Mountain, Ga. (photo by Gene Galin)

SPECIALIST – Joe Reed, Virginia, Jr., KR; Charlotte Court House, Va.
With Virginia leading visiting Liberty 24-17 on Saturday, Reed returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a TD, helping spur the Cavaliers to an eventual 45-24 win • Reed finished the game with 193 kickoff return yards, the fifth-best single-game total by an FBS player this season • The kickoff return for a score was the third in Reed’s career, tying for seventh among active FBS players • Also caught two passes, both for touchdowns (14 and six yards).

ROOKIE – Trevor Lawrence, Clemson, Fr., QB; Cartersville, Ga.
Fourth ACC Rookie of the Week selection for Lawrence, who posted career highs in completions (29) and pass attempts (40) in Clemson’s 27-7 win at Boston College • Accrued 295 passing yards and threw his ACC-leading 19th touchdown pass of the season in only his sixth start of the year.