POWERED BY

Football

Williams named ACC wide receiver of the week

Nov 12, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) carries the ball while Pittsburgh Panthers defensive back Dane Jackson (11) attempts the tackle during the first half at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams was named the ACC’s wide receiver of the week in the Tigers’ loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Williams had 15 receptions for 202 yards and a touchdown in Clemson’s one-point loss to Pitt. His 15 receptions were second-most in Clemson history, and his 202 receiving yards tied for second-most.

Williams joined Sammy Watkins as the only players in Clemson history to reach 200 yards receiving in a single game. The 202 receiving yards were the second-most by any FBS player over the weekend and the third-most by any ACC player so far this year.

His 15 receptions were the most by any FBS player this past weekend, and he was only the fifth player to have 15 catches in a game this season.

Pitt leads the way with three Player of the Week selections following the Panthers’ 43-42 upset win. Quarterback Nathan Peterman was voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Week, while Matt Galambos earned Co-Linebacker of the Week honors and placekicker Chris Blewitt was the Specialist of the Week.

Peterman also earned recognition as the Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week, marking the seventh time in 11 weeks this season that an ACC quarterback has received that award.

Georgia Tech and Duke each saw two players recognized following their wins over ranked teams.  The Yellow Jackets’ Parker Braun received the nod as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, and Lawrence Austin was named the Defensive Back of the Week for their play in a 30-20 road win at Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils’ Joe Giles-Harris shared the Linebacker of the Week honor following a 28-27 win over rival North Carolina, while Duke freshman quarterback Daniel Jones was the ACC Rookie of the Week.

Louisville’s Devonte Fields earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades.

The ACC weekly honor is the third of the season for Duke’s Jones, while the Panthers’ Blewitt was recognized for the second time.

The ACC Football Player of the Week selections are determined by a vote of a 14-member media panel. Selections are announced via Facebook.com/theACC Mondays at noon by the ACC Digital Network.  Be sure to like Facebook.com/theACC and opt in for live alerts to be the first to be notified.

Staff Reports

Latest News