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ACC Players of the Week

North Carolina senior quarterback T.J. Yates headlines a list of six players honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced Monday by the ACC.

Yates, who claimed his second recognition of the season, threw for a school-record 439 yards and three touchdowns in the Tar Heels’ 37-35 win at then-No. 24 Florida State. He became the first player in school history to register two 400-plus passing games in a career and currently has the top two performances in the conference this year. The win was the first for North Carolina in Tallahassee.

Virginia Tech had two players recognized as sophomore linebacker Bruce Taylor was named the defensive lineman of the week and his classmate tailback David Wilson was the specialist of the week. It was Taylor’s second honor of the season. Duke junior tight end Cooper Helfet was selected the offensive lineman of the week for the second-straight week, while Clemson senior safety DeAndre McDaniel earned defensive back of the week honors. Miami quarterback Stephen Morris was tabbed the rookie of the week.

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