Atlantic Coast Conference Announces ACC Football Players of the Week for October 13
Oct. 13, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia Running Back Cedric Peerman and North Carolina Linebacker Quan Sturdivant headline the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week for the games of Oct. 11. Peerman rushed for 173-yards on 16 carries including runs of 79 and 60 yards in the Cavaliers’ 35-20 win over East Carolina. Sturdivant returned an interception 32-yards for a touchdown in North Carolina’s 29-24 win over Notre Dame. Joining them this week are Virginia Tackle Eugene Monroe, Georgia Tech Defensive End Derrick Morgan, North Carolina Place Kicker Casey Barth and Virginia Defensive End Matt Conrath.
Peerman scored twice and amassed 199 all-purpose yards to claim the Offensive Back of the Week award. He also became the second player in school history and the first since 1948 to rush for 60-yards twice in a game. North Carolina’s Sturdivant took Defensive Back of the Week accolades by making 10-tackles in addition to the touchdown he scored on the first possession of the second half. Sturdivant now ranks fifth in the conference in tackles with 35.
Virginia’s Monroe claimed Offensive Lineman of the Week honors as he helped the Cavalier offense to 202 rushing yards against East Carolina’s rushing defense. He helped provide excellent pass protection, allowing only one sack in the game. Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan was named Defensive Lineman of the Week with 10 tackles, four for a loss and 2.5 sacks in Georgia Tech’s 10-7 win over Gardner-Webb. He also deflected a potential game-tying field goal in the waning moments to help preserve the win.
North Carolina’s Barth kicked a freshman school record three field goals in the Tar Heels’ 29-24 win over Notre Dame to take Specialist of the Week honors. He made attempts from 41, 24 and career-long 42-yards. Virginia’s Conrath was named Rookie of the Week as he tallied two tackles in Virginia’s win over East Carolina. He also posted a sack and a forced fumble on the same play as he stripped the ball from the Pirate quarterback early in the fourth quarter. The turnover gave the UVa offense the ball and set them up for a touchdown that put the game out of reach.
OFFENSIVE BACK—Cedric Peerman, Virginia, RB, 5-10, 208, Sr., Gladys, Va.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN—Eugene Monroe, Virginia, Tackle, 6-6, 315, Sr., Plainfield, N.J.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN—Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech, DE, 6-4, 270, So., Coatsville, Pa.
DEFENSIVE BACK—Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina, OLB, 6-2, 230, So., Oakboro, N.C.
SPECIALIST—Casey Barth, North Carolina, PK, 5-11, 170, Fr., Wilmington, N.C.
ROOKIE—Matt Conrath, Virginia, Defensive End, 6-7, 269, R-Fr., Oak Lawn, Ill.