GREENSBORO — A quartet of football players representing three of North Carolina’s four in-state ACC schools were tabbed ACC players of the week, the league announced Monday.
Two of UNC’s underclassmen secured spots on the squad with impressive performances against Louisville on Saturday, with redshirt freshman quarterback Chazz Surratt earning rookie of the week honors and sophomore kickoff returner Anthony Raliff-Williams getting specialist of the week.
In his first college start, Surratt completed 12-of-14 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns — all in the first half of Saturday’s 47-35 loss to the Cardinals. Surratt found Brandon Fritts for a pair of scores — a 1-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and a 5-yarder in the second quarter.
Ratliff-Williams had an historic performance for the Tar Heels on Saturday, returning five kickoffs for a school single-game record 199 yards, including a 94-yard touchdown — the first of his career.
Duke redshirt senior right tackle Evan Lisle was tabbed the offensive lineman of the week following his performance against Northwestern.
In the 41-17 victory against the Wildcats, Lisle paved the way for a Duke offense that amassed 538 yards and 34 first downs, maintaining possession for 41:18.
Wake Forest sophomore cornerback Essang Bassey rounded out the region’s weekly honorees, leading the way for a Demon Deacons squad that earned a 34-10 win in its ACC opener at Boston College. Bassey had five tackles and an interception return for a touchdown in the victory.
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