Carswell Named ACC DB of the Week
THOMAS JONES LEADS VIRGINIA'S THREE
ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK SELECTIONS
OFFENSIVE BACK - Thomas Jones (TB) Virginia
For the second straight week and third time this season, Virginia's Thomas Jones has been tabbed as ACC Offensive Back of the Week. A 5-10, 207-pound senior out of Big Stone Gap, Va., Jones rushed for a career-high 210 yards, the seventh-highest single game total in Virginia history, in Virginia's 45-40 win at #17 Brigham Young. This was Jones' third 200-yard game of his career, tying an ACC record. Jones rushed a career-high 35 times against the nation's seventh-ranked defense. Jones had two touchdown runs of 23 and 45 yards. He also had one reception for seven yards.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Brian Wolverton (G) Wake Forest
Wolverton, a 6-5, 310-pound senior guard graded out at 94 percent on the day and helped the Deacon offense to a 314-yard rushing effort in Wake Forest's 31-7 win over 25th-ranked NC State. His play was particularly important as the Deacons had several injuries to other starting linemen, including starting guard Sam Settar and tackles Todd Hollowell and Marlon Curtis.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Bryan Ray (DE) Wake Forest
Ray a 6-3, 250-pound junior from Wheaton, Md., had another strong outing for the Deacons in their 31-7 win over No. 25 NC State. Ray had six tackles, including five tackles for losses of 26 yards and three sacks of Wolfpack quarterback Jamie Barnette for losses of 24 yards. He also forced Barnette to fumble deep in State territory, which set up a 4-yard TD pass on the very next play to give Wake a 14-0 first quarter lead.
DEFENSIVE BACK - Robert Carswell (S) Clemson
Carswell, a 6-0, 208-pound junior had the finest all-around game of his three-year career in the Tigers' game at No. 8 Virginia Tech (S23). Carswell had two interceptions inside the Tiger 10-yard line and 16 tackles, including eight first hits and eight assists in helping to hold the Virginia Tech offense to just 17 points, including just three points in the second half. The Hokies scored two defensive touchdowns in the last three minutes of play.
SPECIALIST - Peter Warrick (WR) Florida State
Warrick, a 6-0, 195-pound senior from Bradenton, Fla., had an ACC-high of 234 all-purpose yards in the Seminoles' 42-10 win at North Carolina. Warrick had his third 100-yard game of the seasons, catching four passes for 105 yards. In addition, Warrick ran one time for 16 yards and returned three punts for 115 yards, including a 75-yard first quarter return for a touchdown. Warrick became only the second Seminole ever to reach the 3,000-yard receiving mark with 3,024 yards on 166 career catches.
ROOKIE - Jerton Evans (S) Virginia
Evans, a 5-11, 186-pound true freshman, starting at safety against one of the nation's most heralded aerial attacks, had two interceptions in Virginia's 45-40 win over Brigham Young. Evans' second interception came on BYU's final drive of the game which thwarted the Cougars' comeback bid with 1:37 left to play. The Lynchburg, Va., product also had two solo tackles in the game and played on special teams.