ACC Football: Players of the Week Announced
Virginia Tech and Duke each have three players honored
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech and Duke each placed three players on the list of Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honorees after their teams won important league games on Saturday.
Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after leading the Hokies to a Coastal Division road win at 14th-ranked Miami. Hokies center David Wang was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week, and Joshua Stanford earned ACC Co-Receiver of the Week honors.
Duke redshirt freshman DeVon Edwards was named the ACC Rookie of the Week after returning two interceptions for touchdowns and returning a kickoff 100 yards for another score in a 38-20 win over NC State. The Blue Devils’ Kenny Anunike was recognized as the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, and Kelby Brown as ACC Co-Linebacker of the Week.
Florida State’s Kermit Whitfield, whose 97-yard kickoff return closed out the scoring in the third-ranked Seminoles’ 59-3 win at Wake Forest that clinched a berth in the 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game, earned recognition as ACC Specialist of the Week. Other honorees include Miami’s Allen Hurns as ACC Co-Receiver of the Week, Boston College’s Steele Divitto as Co-ACC Linebacker of the Week and Pitt’s Ray Vinopal as ACC Defensive Back of the Week.
OFFENSIVE BACK – Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech, Sr.-R, QB, 6-6, 260, Lynchburg, Va.
Thomas led the way as the Hokies went on the road and upset No. 14 Miami to get back into the thick of the Coastal Division chase. The redshirt senior connected on 25 of 31 passes (80.6 percent) with two touchdowns and no interceptions for 366 yards while running for 42 yards to give him 408 yards of total offense. Thomas’ first touchdown throw set a school record for career scoring passes, and he became the first quarterback under veteran head coach Frank Beamer to have 300 or more yards passing in back-to-back games.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – David Wang, Virginia Tech, Jr.-R, C, 6-2, 291, Ashburn, Va.
Playing all 81 snaps, Wang had a big game for the Hokies up front in the win at Miami, helping pave the way for 549 yards of total offense (183 rushing; 366 passing). Wang graded out at 86 percent for the game and recorded a career-high 16 knockdowns in the conference road win.
CO-RECEIVER – Joshua Stanford, Virginia Tech, Fr.-R, WR, 6-1, 189, Mississauga, Ontario
For the second game in a row, Stanford played a big role in the Hokies’ offensive attack, this time in the important Coastal Division road win at No. 14 Miami. Stanford caught a career-high seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, a nifty 32-yarder that gave Tech a 28-14 lead in the second quarter.