Russell Wilson and Nate Irving(N.C. State), Bruce Carter(UNC), Danny O’Brien(East Forsyth HS/Maryland) ACC’s Top Players this week

Posted by Andy Durham on September 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from the ACC offices and the headquarters at Grandover, plus from www.wralsportsfan.com:

Greensboro/Raleigh, N.C. — Two North Carolina State University football players are among the six players recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week Monday.

Quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Nate Irving, a redshirt-senior middle linebacker, each set career bests Saturday in the Wolfpack win over Georgia Tech.

Wilson accumulated a career-high 368 passing yards – which ranks 18th in school history – and three scores while passing to 10 different receivers.

Irving, who was honored as the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week Sunday, tallied a career-high 16 tackles against the Yellow Jackets, including 4.5 for loss.

Also recognized were Miami’s Orlando Franklin, the offensive lineman of the week selection, and North Carolina’s Bruce Carter, the defensive back honoree. Virginia Tech’s Chris Hazley was named specialist of the week, while Maryland’s Danny O’Brien(East Forsyth HS) earned rookie of the week honors.

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