ACC Football Players of the Week:Teal(N.C. State), Bernard(UNC) and Canty(Duke) on the list

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GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – NC State sophomore defensive tackle Thomas Teal headlines a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Teal tallied six tackles, including two loss, as the Wolfpack upset No. 3 Florida State, 17-16.

Walt Canty, a senior safety for Duke, posted a game-high 14 tackles in the 42-17 win over Virginia as the Blue Devils improved on their best start since 1994.

Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins, the Receiver of the Week, caught seven passes for 173 yards in the 47-31 win over Georgia Tech. Teammate Tyler Shatley was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping the offense accumulate 601 yards of total offense.

The Offensive Back of the Week, North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard, set a career high with 262 yards rushing in the 48-34 win over Virginia Tech. Sean Tapley, the Specialist of the Week, became the first player to return a kickoff for a touchdown against the Hokies since 1993 as he scored on a 94-yard return.

Maryland’s Demetrius Hartsfield, the Linebacker of the Week, finished with 10 tackles as the Terrapins won their ACC opener, 19-14, over Wake Forest. Teammate Stefon Diggs was named the Rookie of the Week for the second time this year after catching five passes for 105 yards.