Hamilton Garners Special Teams Accolades
The Beat
December 2, 2002

Providence, R.I. - Boston College running back Derrick Knight and Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey have been named BIG EAST Offensive Players of the Week, the league announced. West Virginia's Angel Estrada earned defensive honors, while Virginia Tech's Justin Hamilton won Special Teams Player of the Week.

Knight (Westwood, Mass.) ran for a career-high 205 yards in Boston College's 44-14 win over Rutgers. The junior running back finished with 270 total yards, as he added two receptions for 65 yards. He scored two touchdowns, one on a three-yard run and one on a 52-yard reception. He leads the Eagles with 13 touchdowns this season and is second with 1,367 total yards.

Dorsey (Orinda, Calif.) passed for 345 yards and two touchdowns in the Hurricanes' 49-7 victory at Syracuse. The senior quarterback connected on his first 10 pass attempts and 12 of his first 13 overall. He was 6-for-6 for 108 yards and one touchdown in the first quarter and finished the first half with 229 yards and two scores. Dorsey leads the BIG EAST in passing with 252.1 yards per game.

Estrada (Bronx, N.Y.) led the Mountaineer defense as West Virginia registered a 24-17 win at Pittsburgh. The senior safety had nine tackles, including five solo. He also had an interception in the game (10 yards), his second pickoff of the season. Estrada also had a pass break-up and was a key member of the WVU secondary that held the Panthers out of the end zone in the game's final seconds.

Hamilton (Clintwood, Va.) recorded the game's key play in the Hokies' 21-9 win over in-state rival Virginia. The freshman was responsible for Tech's first touchdown, as he blocked a Cavalier punt in the first quarter that VT returned 11 yards for a score. It was the second punt block of the year for Hamilton and the seventh for the Hokies this season.