Colleges

Bernard, Cooper, Wilson earn ACC weekly honors

Posted October 29, 2012
Updated October 30, 2012

— Giovani Bernard returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown in the final seconds of North Carolina’s 43-35 win over rival North Carolina State and on Monday was named the ACC special team player of the week.

Bernard also led the team with eight receptions for 95 yards and tacked on 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Despite missing two games, Bernard is 17th in the nation with 930 rushing yards and sixth in the nation with 90 points scored.

On Monday, Bernard was named one of 16 semifinalsts for the Maxwell Award which honors the collegiate player of the year. He is one of three sophomores up for the award and one of only two players from the ACC joining Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel.

UNC offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper was also honored by the conference as the Offensive Lineman of the Week after playing 85 snaps. Cooper has yet to allow a sack all season.

NC State defensive back C.J. Wilson had an interception and a forced fumble Saturday against the Tar Heels and was rewarded with Co-Defensive Back of the Week honors. Wilson shared the recognition with Florida State’s Donald Darby who had four tackles against Duke as the Seminoles limited Connor Vernon and the Blue Devils to just 129 passing yards.

Other weekly ACC honors went to Clemson quarterback Taj Boyd, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Maryland defensive end Joe Vellano, Florida State linebacker Christian Jones and Maryland freshman wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

5 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • StunGunn Oct 29, 2012

    All players are very deserving, but so is Glennon. His numbers would have been even more impressive had his recievers not dropped at least seven footballs. Yardage like Glennon put up usually win games.

    I'm really happy for Gio, and I'm going to enjoy watching him play the remaining games because I'm pretty sure he'll be playing Sundays next year. Gio is a one in a million player - talented, hard working, and humble.

  • VT1994Hokie Oct 29, 2012

    I agree with these three, but Glennon should be listed. Boyd and Watkins racked up some huge numbers. Boyd set a record at Clemson with huge yardage.

  • Turheel Oct 29, 2012

    I admit that I haven't seen Taj Boyd's numbers, but Mike Glennon picked UNC's secondary apart and had receivers drop 5 or 6 passes that hit them right in the numbers. I'm glad UNC rode to victory on Gio's performance, but Glennon passed for 467 yards and was sensational. Good job Mike. GO HEELS!

  • 1UNC Oct 29, 2012

    Ther should be an award for coach TOB. He's the one that elected not to run the clock out and to kick it to Geo instead of out of bounds. The win wouldn't have been posible without him.

  • Tarheel born Oct 29, 2012

    It should have been special teams, running back, and offensive player of the game. Not greedy but really who outplayed him this week?

    GO HEELS!!

  • Premier League Soccer: Crystal Palace vs. Burnley

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL Playoffs: Teams TBD

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL Draft Coverage

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL Draft Coverage

    Friday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL Hockey Playoffs

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

NHL Scoreboard
Wednesday, Apr 26
Nashville 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
St. Louis 
Edmonton 7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 MST9:30 EST6:30 UAE (+1)22:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Anaheim 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Buffalo 2:05 PT3:05 MT4:05 CT5:05 ET3:05 MT5:05 ET10:05 GMT6:05 北京时间
Norfolk 
Indianapolis 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET4:05 MT6:05 ET11:05 GMT7:05 北京时间
Pawtucket 
Louisville 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 
Charlotte 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Toledo 
Gwinnett 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Rochester 
Lehigh Valley 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Columbus 
Syracuse 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Durham 
Norfolk 4:35 PT5:35 MT6:35 CT7:35 ET5:35 MT7:35 ET12:35 GMT8:35 北京时间
Buffalo 
LOTTE Champ (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1C. Kerr-20F
2tI. Chun-17F
2tS. Jang-17F
2tL. Ko-17F
5A. Sharp-16F
6S. Ryu-15F
7tA. Jutanugarn-14F
7tS. Lewis-14F
9tC. Clanton-13F
9tD. Kang-13F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Shenzhen Intl (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1B. Wiesberger - z-16F
2T. Fleetwood - y-16F
3tG. Bourdy-15F
3tR. Fisher-15F
5tF. Zanotti-14F
5tD. Lipsky-14F
5tD. Frittelli-14F
8tT. Jaidee-13F
8tT. Olesen-13F
8tA. Levy-13F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
ATP Scoreboard
Tuesday, Apr. 25
Barcelona Open (ATP)
First Round
N. Basilashvi3     
T. Daniel3     
D. Brown4     
B. Tomic5     
J. Struff 
P. Herbert 
K. Khachanov 
T. Bellucci 
D. Istomin 
H. Chung 
R. Olivo 
R. Dutra Silv 
H. Zeballos 
S. Giraldo 
Second Round
(4) D. Thiem3     
K. Edmund1     
(8) A. Zverev 
N. Almagro 
(9) R. Gasquet 
Y. Sugita 
(13) D. Ferrer 
K. Anderson 
(7) P. Carreno Bu 
A. Seppi 
(17) B. Paire 
M. Granollers 
(14) M. Zverev 
D. Evans 
 
Hungarian Open (ATP)
 
WTA Scoreboard
Tuesday, Apr. 25
Istanbul Cup (WTA)
First Round
(5) S. Cirstea6 6    
F. Ferro3 1    
(7) T. Pironkova2 4    
B. Eraydin6 3    
(3) I. Begu0     
T. Maria0     
K. Kucova 
K. Flipkens 
(4) E. Bouchard 
J. Cepelova 
K. Chang 
A. Kalinskaya 
S. Sorribes T 
I. Soylu 
S. Errani 
S. Hsieh 
 
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (WTA)