North Carolina dominates ACC Players of the Week after big win over Miami
North Carolina generated national buzz with a comeback win over a ranked Miami team this past Saturday. Multiple players from Mack Brown’s squad are being recognized by the ACC as top performers.
UNC leads the way on the ACC Players of the Week for Week 7 with 4 representatives. A trio of Tar Heel offensive players are recognized for the 41-point output. Cedric Gray is also the conference’s co-linebacker of the week.
𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝟕: Players of the Week
— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) October 16, 2023
Drake Maye picked up ACC Quarterback of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. He’s the first QB to be honored twice in the 2023 season.
Maye posted a season-high 4 passing touchdowns, going 17-of-33 throwing the ball for 273 yards. The Carolina QB has now hit the 200-yard mark in all 20 games as a starter, including this season’s 6 contests. Saturday was Maye’s 5th time hitting the 4 TD mark in his career.
Tez Walker was Maye’s top target against Miami. Walker recorded 6 catches for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns, earning ACC Receiver of the Week honors. Walker become the first Tar Heel to have a 50-yard reception and a 20-yard rush in the same game since Johnny White against Clemson in 2011.
UNC’s leading rusher was Omarion Hampton. The ACC’s Running Back of the Week logged 197 rushing yards and a score in the Tar Heels’ victory. Hampton has 5 TDs on the season and has hit triple-digit yardage twice in 2023.
Gray delivered a pair of turnovers. The ACC’s Co-Linebacker of the Week had 10 total tackles, including a TFL to go along with a fumble recovery, a pass breakup, and an interception.