Young Receives ACC Weekly Honor

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GREENSBORO, NC -- On Monday ACC weekly awards were announced and Clemson's Kyle Young
received honors for his play against Missouri. Young was named ACC offensive lineman
of the week.


OFFENSIVE BACK - Chris Weinke, QB, Florida State

A 6-5, 240-pound senior out of St. Paul, Minn., Weinke completed 25-of-38 passes for a career-high 443 yards and two touchdowns in Florida State's 26-21 victory at Georgia Tech Saturday night. In leading the Seminoles to their fourth come-from-behind victory in the last six games, Weinke became the school's all-time leading passer with 6,433 yards and improved his record to 23-1 as the starting quarterback.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - Kyle Young, OG, Clemson

Young, a 6-3, 270-pound junior out of Clemson, S.C., graded 80 percent for his 55 plays of action in Clemson's 62-9 win over Missouri. Young had seven knockdown blocks and made a key block on three of Clemson's six rushing touchdowns. Clemson had 481 yards of total offense, including 206 on the ground.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Julius Peppers, DE, North Carolina

A 6-6, 270-pound defensive end, Peppers played a major role in North Carolina's 35-14 victory over Wake Forest Saturday night. The Bailey, N.C. sophomore had two quarterback sacks and returned a fumble 12 yards for the go-ahead and game-winning touchdown against the Deacons. The QB sacks were for 10 and 17 yards in losses.

DEFENSIVE BACK - Tommy Polley, WLB, Florida State

Polley, a 6-5, 233-pound senior linebacker from Baltimore, Md., was a dominant force in Florida State's 26-21 win over Georgia Tech Saturday night in Atlanta. In his first start since suffering a knee injury, Polley led the team with 12 tackles, including eight solo efforts and one tackle for a loss.

SPECIALIST - Bosley Allen, WR, North Carolina

Allen, a 6-1, 190-pound sophomore from Bradenton, Fla., returned seven punts for 153 yards in North Carolina's 35-14 victory over Wake Forest, including a 78-yarder for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Allen's scoring jaunt was Carolina's first punt return for a TD since 1996 and the ninth-longest in school history. In addition, Allen had two catches for 111 yards, including a 60-yard scoring pass with 6:31 left to play in the contest.

ROOKIE - Philip Rivers, QB, NC State

For the second straight week, NC State QB Philip Rivers has been tabbed as the ACC Rookie of the Week. The 6-5, 221-pounder from Athens, Ga., completed 31 of 52 passes for 401 yards and five touchdowns in leading the Wolfpack from a 15-point second half deficit to a 41-38 victory over Big Ten foe Indiana. The five touchdown passes is an ACC single game record for a freshman while the 401 yards is the second highest by a freshman in league history.

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