King Honored by ACC
Tight end garners offensive lineman of the week honors
September 26, 2005

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech tight end Jeff King was named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week Monday afternoon, as announced by the conference office. King caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Hokies' 51-7 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Pulaski, Va., senior set a new Virginia Tech record for touchdown catches by a tight end with his ninth career score. King also blocked a Georgia Tech field goal attempt, which Virginia Tech recovered and returned 78 yards for a touchdown.

Others receiving honors:

North Carolina tailback Barrington Edwards rushed for 129 yards on 25 carries and scored one touchdown in the Tar Heels' 31-24 victory over NC State on Saturday. Against the ACC's second-ranked defense, Edwards got North Carolina started early with a career-best 62-yard run on the second play of the game. With North Carolina trailing by 10 in the third quarter, the sophomore from Bowie, Md., capped an 80-yard Tar Heel drive with a two-yard touchdown run.

Virginia linebacker Kai Parham and Boston College linebacker Brian Toal share defensive line honors after leading their teams to league wins on Saturday. Parham had a team-best 12 tackles in the Cavaliers' 38-7 win over Duke, five of which were solo stops. Three of his tackles were for loss, including a sack. The junior from Virginia Beach, Va., also had a hand in Virginia's first score, as he forced a fumble on the sack, which Virginia recovered. Toal scored a touchdown on a one-yard run in overtime to lift Boston College to a 16-13 win over Clemson. The Wyckoff, N.J., sophomore also had six tackles, including three solo stops, two tackles for loss and an eight-yard sack.

Miami strong safety Brandon Meriweather turned in a game-high 13 tackles, three of which were for lost yardage, in the Hurricanes' 23-3 win over Colorado on Saturday. Meriweather, a junior from Apopka, Fla., also broke up a pass and had an interception, which he returned eight yards.

Maryland punter Adam Podlesh punted six times for 298 yards in the Terrapins' 22-12 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, averaging 49.7 yards per punt. The junior from Pittsford, N.Y., pinned the Demon Deacons within the 20-yard line three times, and reeled off a 56-yard punt in the third quarter and a 60-yard punt in the fourth.

Maryland defensive end Trey Covington and Virginia guard Branden Albert share rookie honors after leading their respective teams to ACC wins on Saturday. Covington had four tackles, including one solo stop, in the Terrapins' 22-12 win over Wake Forest. The Bowie, Md., freshman also had a seven-yard sack and broke up a pass on the day. Albert played all 64 snaps and graded out at 74 percent in the Cavaliers' 38-7 win over Duke. The freshman from Glen Burnie, Md., had multiple knockdowns and helped Virginia roll up 324 yards of total offense and rush for 110 yards.