Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week for September 15
Sept. 15, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Duke's Thaddeus Lewis and Virginia Tech's Brett Warren headline Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week for the games of Sept. 11-13. Lewis accounted for 258 yards of total offense and threw for 317 yards, completing 25-of-35 passes for three touchdowns in the Blue Devil's 41-31 victory over Navy. Warren notched 15 tackles in the Hokies' 20-17 win over Georgia Tech. Joining them this week is Clemson center Thomas Austin, Duke outside linebacker Vincent Rey, North Carolina kicker Jay Wooten and Virginia Tech freshman running back Darren Evans.
Lewis earned Offensive Back of the Week as he extended his national leading consecutive completions without an interception to 206 completions. Clemson's Austin tallied 12 knockdowns in Clemson's win over NC State to claim Offensive Lineman of the Week. A junior, Austin brought leadership to the Tiger line that started three red-shirt freshmen for the first time in 65 years.
Virginia Tech's Warren took Defensive Lineman of the Week honors adding a forced fumble and a half tackle for loss to go along with 15 tackles in the win over Georgia Tech. Rey took Defensive Back of the Week honors by anchoring the Duke defense that held Navy's vaunted rushing attack to only 207 yards, over 250 yards off their national leading rushing average. Rey also returned a fumble 37-yards for a touchdown to help secure the 41-31 victory over Navy.
North Carolina kicker Wooten booted three field goals in the Tar Heels' 44-12 rout over Rutgers. Wooten earns his first Specialist of the Week honor after tying the freshman school single-game record for made field goals. Virginia Tech's redshirt freshman running back Evans captured Rookie of the Week honors. Evans galloped for 94 yards on 19 attempts and scored a touchdown in his third consecutive game.
OFFENSIVE BACK--Thaddeus Lewis, Duke, QB, 6-2, 200, Jr., Opa-Locka, Fla.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN--Thomas Austin, Clemson, C, 6-3, 315, Jr., Camden, SC
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN-- Brett Warren, Virginia Tech, ILB, 6-1, 223, r-Sr., Warrenton, Va.
DEFENSIVE BACK--Vincent Rey, Duke, OLB, 6-0, 240, Jr., Far Rockaway, N.Y.
SPECIALIST--Jay Wooten, North Carolina, PK, 6-3, 185, Fr., Laurinburg, N.C.
ROOKIE--Rookie - Darren Evans, Virginia Tech, RB, 6-0, 215, r-Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.