Triangle players honored by ACC after Saturday sweep
Posted October 8, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. — After a Triangle sweep on Saturday with North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke all winning at home, each team was honored with representatives on the ACC Players of the Week list.
Giovani Bernard was named the conference’s Offensive Back of the Week after a career day in which he racked up 262 rushing yards on 23 carries with a pair of touchdowns. The total was the most ever against Virginia Tech and the fifth highest total in school history.
NC State’s Thomas Teal had two tackles for loss and was part of a defense that had four sacks as he was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Duke’s Walt Canty was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after a 14-tackle performance that included three tackles for loss.
Sean Tapley, from UNC, was also named the specialist of the week by accumulating 152 return yards on four tries including a 94-yard return for a touchdown. The return for score was the first surrendered by Virginia Tech in an FBS-record 237 consecutive games.
Other ACC weekly winners were Clemson offensive lineman Tyler Shatley and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins as well as Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs.