Boston College’s Williams leads way after record-breaking performance
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College running back Andre Williams, who shattered a pair of league rushing records with his performance on Saturday, leads the group of eight Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.
Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after rushing for a league single-game record 339 yards in the Eagles’ 38-21 win over NC State. The outburst lifted Williams’ rushing total for the fall to 1,810 yards in 10 games, eclipsing the previous ACC single-season rushing record of 1,798 yards set by Virginia’s Thomas Jones in 1999.
Other ACC honorees this week include Boston College’s Matt Patchan as Offensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson’s Martavis Bryant as Receiver of the Week, North Carolina’s Kareem Martin as Defensive Lineman of the Week, Duke’s Kelby Brown as Linebacker of the Week, Duke’s Deondre Singleton as Defensive Back of the Week, North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer as Specialist and Co-Rookie of the Week, and Maryland’s William Likely as Co-Rookie of the Week.
The ACC Offensive Back of the Week honor is the second of the season for Williams, who was also cited on Sept. 9. Duke’s Brown was recognized as ACC Linebacker of the Week for the third time this season and the second time in as many weeks. North Carolina’s Martin picked up his second ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honor.