Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Week 5 Players of the week

With only 9 weeks to go down the Road To Tampa Bay, we take a look at the headlining players from Week 5!

OFFENSIVE BACK—Cameron Sexton, North Carolina, QB, 6-1, 190, Jr., Laurinburg, N.C.
Was 11 of 19 for 242 yards and two touchdowns, With time winding down and Carolina trailing by three, he led the Tar Heels on a 56-yard scoring drive, going 3 for 4, including a perfectly thrown pass in the corner of the end zone to Brooks Foster for the game-winning touchdown.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN—Ryan Shuman, Virginia Tech, Center, 6-3, 313, R-Sr., Fork Union, Va. Shuman had a season-high seven knockdown blocks in helping lead a line that opened holes for Tech’s offense in the road win at Nebraska. Tech rushed for 206 yards as a team and put up a season-high 377 yards of total offense on the evening.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN—Michael Tauiliili, Duke, MLB, 5-11, 235, Sr., Houston, Texas
Tauiliili led Duke to a 31-3 win over Virginia by collecting a career-high 16 total tackles. He was named the National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He had a hand in three of the six turnovers forced by the Duke defense, a fumble recovery in the second quarter, an interception in the fourth quarter and a forced fumble. Tauiliili leads the ACC in tackles (46) and tackles per game (11.5).

DEFENSIVE BACK—Trimane Goddard, UNC, S, 5-11, 195, Sr., Robersonville, N.C.
Senior safety Trimane Goddard posted a team-high eight tackles, intercepted two passes and broke up another in Carolina’s come-from-behind 28-24 victory at Miami. On the final play of the game, Goddard picked off a pass in the back of the end zone, knocking it out of the hands of the intended receiver and holding on for his second interception of the day as the game ended.

CO-SPECIALIST—Travis Baltz, Maryland, Punter, 6-2, 200, So., Whitehouse, Ohio
Baltz punted seven times for an average of 43.9 yards per attempt in Saturday’s win over Clemson. Baltz currently ranks second in the ACC and 13th nationally in punting average (44.3).
Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State, KR, 5-8, 182, Sr., Upper Saddle River, N.J. Senior
Michael Ray Garvin earned his first career touchdown on a kickoff return as he gave the Seminoles a 25-14 fourth quarter lead over Colorado lead with a career-long 94-yard return. For the game, Garvin earned a career-high 119 kickoff return yards and increased his career total to 1,195 yards.

ROOKIE—Montel Harris, Boston College, RB, 5-10, 192, Fr., Jacksonville, Fla.
The true freshman had 18 carries for a career-best 143 yards and 3 touchdowns in Boston College’s 42-0 win over Rhode Island, as the Eagles rushed for 289 yards on a rain-soaked day in Alumni Stadium. Harris averaged 7.9 yards per carry.

Who will lead their team to Raymond James Stadium on December 6th? Stay tuned down the Road To Tampa Bay!! Tickets only $25!

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