ACC Releases Conference Players of the Week

The Atlantic Coast Conference released their conference’s players of the week on Monday afternoon for week three of the season. Per usual, the players selected were voted on by a 14-member media panel. Florida State and North Carolina each had two players selected, which was tied for most in the ACC on the week. Here are the honorees.


Offensive Back: So. QB Brad Kaaya, Miami

  • 25 for 42 for a career-high 379 yards and two touchdowns in a 36-33 OT win over Nebraska


Offensive Lineman: Sr. OG Landon Turner, North Carolina

  • Graded out at 90% for the third consecutive week, and recorded 11 knockdown blocks in UNC’s 48-14 victory over Illinois.
  • Aided UNC in their offensive effort in which they recorded 471 total yards, which included 254 yards rushing.


Receiver: Jr. WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

  • 10 catches, 154 yards, and a game-tying touchdown catch in the final minute of regulation, in the Panthers’ 27-24 heartbreaking loss against Iowa.
  • Boyd is now second all-time at Pitt, as he has recorded 184 career catches.


Defensive Lineman: So. DT Harold Landry, Boston College

  • Career-high 11 tackles, including seven solo tackles in a 14-0 loss to Florida State on Friday night.
  • 4.5 of his 11 tackles were for loss, and he also recorded 1.5 sacks on the evening.


Linebacker: r-Sr. LB Terrance Smith, Florida State

  • Six tackles, including 2.5 for loss, as well as a game-clinching forced fumble in Florida State’s win over Boston College.
  • Spearheaded a defensive effort in which the ‘Noles only surrendered 195 total yards to the Eagles.


Defensive Back: Jr. CB Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

  • Six tackles, and a 36-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, that iced his team’s 14-0 win against Boston College.
  • Ramsey’s six tackles included five solo stops.


Specialist: Jr. WR Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

  • After a dry spell, Switzer broke out in a win against Illinois, putting his elite return ability on display. He returned five punts for 168 yards, which included an 85-yard return for a touchdown, and another 71-yard return that set up a field goal.
  • Switzer’s sixth career punt return touchdown tied an ACC record, and extended his own personal school record at North Carolina.


Rookie: Fr. QB Kendall Hinton, Wake Forest

  • Hinton replaced injured QB John Wolford on the third play from scrimmage in Saturday’s 17-14 win at Army. He went 15 of 27 for 159 yards, and ran for two touchdowns.
  • Hinton was instrumental in setting up the game-winning field goal on the final drive of the game, as he led a 12-play, 64-yard drive.


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