Hall Garners Special Teams Accolades
The Beat
October 13, 2003

Providence, R.I. - West Virginia running back Quincy Wilson and Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter have been named BIG EAST Offensive Players of the Week, the league announced. Miami safety Sean Taylor earned defensive honors, while DeAngelo Hall of Virginia Tech was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

Wilson (Weirton, W. Va.) rushed a career-best 40 times for 177 yards in West Virginia's 34-19 victory over Rutgers. The senior running back scored three touchdowns, crossing the goal line on a 20-yard run to open the scoring before adding two four-yard TDs. The three touchdowns were a career best, as he finished with 4.4 yards per carry. Wilson's yardage total was the second-highest of his career. He is averaging 105.3 rushing yards, a mark that is 17th nationally.

Porter (Portland, Maine) accumulated 339 yards of total offense in Boston College's 38-13 win at Temple. The junior quarterback connected on 18-of-24 passes (75.0 percent) for 301 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 31 yards and did not throw an interception. Two of Porter's touchdowns came in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 21-0 advantage. He has 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions in 2003.

Taylor (Miami, Fla.) led the Hurricane defense in UM's 22-14 victory at Florida State. The junior free safety recorded two interceptions, including a 50-yard return for a touchdown that gave the 'Canes a 19-0 lead. He was credited with seven tackles (four solo), including 1.5 for losses of five yards. He also had four pass break-ups. Taylor is first in the BIG EAST and is tied for the national lead with six interceptions this season.

Hall (Chesapeake, Va.) became the first player in BIG EAST history to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game as Virginia Tech defeated Syracuse, 51-7. The junior scored on a 58-yard scamper in the first quarter to give VT a two-touchdown lead. After the Hokies held SU on its next possession, he took the punt back 60 yards for a 21-0 lead. Hall finished with five returns for 155 yards. He leads the BIG EAST and is No. 7 in the nation with a 16.6-yard punt return average.