Three Tigers Receive ACC Player of the Week Honors
Offensive Back - Woodrow Dantzler, QB, Clemson
Woodrow Dantzler, a graduate student from Orangeburg, S.C., eclipsed his
previous offensive efforts with a Clemson record of 518 yards of total
offense in the Tigers' 45-37 victory at NC State. In addition to
completing 23 of 27 passes for 333 yards and four touchdown passes, the
quarterback ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns of his own. While
breaking seven Clemson records for the game, Dantzler became the
school's all-time career leader in total offense. He also became the
first quarterback in ACC history to record 4000 yards passing and 2000
yards rushing in a career.
Offensive Lineman - Kyle Young, C, Clemson
Kyle Young graded at 90% for 81 plays and had a season-high 19 knockdown
blocks in Clemson's 45-37 win over NC State. Quarterback Woodrow
Dantzler followed the center all day en route to his record-breaking
offensive performance of 517 yards of total offense. The graduate
student from Clemson, S.C. graded at 100% on pass blocking and did not
allow a sack on the day. The 567 yards of total offense was the most by
a Clemson team on the road since 1903.
Defensive Lineman - E.J. Henderson, ILB, Maryland
E.J. Henderson, a junior inside linebacker for the Terrapins, matched a
career high with 18 tackles, 13 of which were unassisted, in Maryland's
20-17 comeback victory over Georgia Tech. In addition to his four
tackles for loss, the Aberdeen, Md., native recovered a fumble and ran
32 yards for the game's first touchdown. Henderson recorded one
quarterback sack while playing every defensive snap against the Yellow
Defensive Back - Dexter Reid, FS, North Carolina
Dexter Reid had eight tackles, and interception, and a touchdown in
North Carolina's 30-24 victory over ACC foe Virginia. While it was the
second consecutive game in which Reid picked off a pass, this one
resulted in a 67-yard, fourth quarter touchdown return and a Tar Heel
victory. Reid also had eight tackles on the day, six of which were solo
efforts, and two pass breakups.
Specialist - Nick Novak, PK, Maryland
Nick Novak kicked the game-tying and game-winning field goals, as
Maryland remained undefeated in its nationally televised, 20-17 victory
over ACC foe Georgia Tech. The red shirt-freshman from Charlottesville,
Va., kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal as time expired in
regulation to give the Terrapins a chance to continue their perfect
season. A few minutes later in overtime, Novak kicked a 26-yard field
goal that proved to be the game-winner for Maryland.
Rookie - Derrick Hamilton, WR, Clemson
Derrick Hamilton made eight receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in
Clemson's 45-37 victory over NC State. The freshman from Dillon, S.C.
set a new school record for receiving yardage in a game with the 106
yards. His 31 receptions on the year place him just three shy of the
Clemson freshman season record, and he ranks second in the nation for
receptions per game by a freshman.