CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized for their standout performances in Week 11 of the season. The selections are determined by a vote of a select media panel. The following are this week’s honorees:
QUARTERBACK – Kyron Drones, Virginia Tech, QB, Pearland, Texas
Drones completed 12-of-17 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns to lead Virginia Tech to a road win over Boston College, snapping the Eagles’ five-game winning streak. He also rushed 20 times for a season-high 135 yards to finish the game with 354 yards of total offense in the 44-28 win. The honor is the second weekly conference award for Drones this season.
CO-RUNNING BACK – Omarion Hampton, North Carolina, RB, Clayton, N.C.
The ACC’s leading rusher, Hampton compiled 169 yards on 31 carries with a touchdown while adding a career-high eight receptions for 47 yards in North Carolina’s 47-45 double-overtime win over Duke. His 31 rushing attempts were the most by a Tar Heel since Ryan Houston had 37 carries for 164 yards against Duke in 2009. This season, Hampton has recorded 13 rushing touchdowns and 1,236 rushing yards in 10 games. This marks his third conference weekly honor of the season.
CO-RUNNING BACK – Dan Villari, Syracuse, TE, Massapequa, N.Y.
Villari set a new Syracuse record for most rushing yards by a tight end, the highest total on record by an FBS tight end in at least a decade. He ran for 154 yards on 17 carries, averaged 9.1 yards per carry, and scored a touchdown. He entered the game with two career carries for three yards collegiately. Villari’s total was part of a Syracuse offensive effort that ran the ball for 392 yards and two scores in the victory over Pitt at Yankee Stadium.
RECEIVER – Jacolby George, Miami, WR, Lauderhill, Fla.
George finished with a career-high 153 yards on five catches, including two touchdowns, in the road game at No. 4 Florida State. With quarterback Emory Williams making the first road start of his career, George proved to be his go-to weapon. George totaled 131 yards after the catch for the game, including a career-long 85-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that put Miami in striking distance – one of his two touchdown catches on the day. The weekly award is the second of the season for the Florida…