Two key members of Georgia Tech’s upset of ninth-ranked Florida State join three student-athletes from Pitt among the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.
The Yellow Jackets’ Jamal Golden was recognized as both the ACC Defensive Back of the Week and the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s National Defensive Player of the Week for his play in the 22-16 win over the Seminoles. Lance Austin, who delivered a 78-yard return of a blocked field goal attempt for Georgia Tech’s winning touchdown as time expired, was voted the ACC Specialist of the Week.
Pitt’s trio of ACC weekly honorees following the Panthers’ 23-20 win at Syracuse include Tyler Boyd (Receiver), Matt Galambos (Linebacker) and running back Qadree Ollison (Rookie).
Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk was tabbed as ACC Offensive Back of the Week, while North Carolina’s Landon Turner was named Offensive Lineman of the Week and Louisville’s Trevon Young the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
UNC’s Turner was honored as an ACC Player of the Week for the third time this season, while Pitt’s Boyd, Galambos and Ollison were each recognized for the second time.