Hall Honored by ACC
Linebacker named defensive lineman of the week
October 10, 2005

Virginia Tech inside linebacker Vince Hall was honored by the ACC Monday afternoon, earning conference defensive lineman of the week honors after his performance against Marshall. Hall had 10 tackles, including three solo stops, and two quarterback hurries in Virginia Tech's 41-14 win over Marshall on Saturday. Hall, a sophomore from Chesapeake, Va., also had a crucial play in the third quarter, when he recovered a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to make the score 24-7 in favor of the Hokies.

Also being honored:

Boston College quarterback Quinton Porter and NC State wide receiver Brian Clark share offensive back honors after leading their respective teams to wins on the week. After sitting out two games with an ankle injury, Porter, a senior from Portland, Maine, started his first game since September 17 and responded by completing 25-of-37 passes for 301 yards and one touchdown in Boston College's 28-17 win over Virginia on Saturday. The 301 yards mark the second-highest total in Porter's career. Clark caught four passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Wolfpack's 17-14 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday. The Tampa, Fla., senior caught a 40-yard touchdown pass to put NC State up 7-0 in the first quarter, and added a career-long 80-yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter to put NC State ahead to stay.

Miami offensive tackle Eric Winston graded the highest among Miami's offensive linemen, helping the Hurricanes gain a season-high 557 yards on offense in a 52-7 win over Duke on Saturday. The Midland, Texas, senior, who is on the watch lists for both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy, graded out at 96% for performance and 98% for technique. Winston had three pancake blocks and five metrorails, plays in which he stayed with his man until the play was over. He did not allow any sacks or quarterback pressures.

NC State safety Garland Heath had eight tackles, broke up a pass and had a game-saving interception in the end zone in the Wolfpack's 17-14 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday. Heath, a junior from Belle Glades, Fla., was on the field for 80 of Georgia Tech's 91 plays on the evening, and with the game on the line in the closing seconds, came up with a crucial interception with 26 seconds left to play to preserve NC State's lead.

Miami specialist Devin Hester had four punt returns for 101 yards in the Hurricanes' 52-7 win over Duke on Saturday. Hester, a junior from Riviera Beach, Fla., averaged just over 25 yards per return, and had returns of 42 and 43 yards on the day.

Florida State wide receiver Greg Carr had three catches for a game-high 129 yards and a touchdown in the Seminoles' 41-24 win over Wake Forest on Saturday. The freshman from Reddick, Fla., had a 28-yard touchdown in the second quarter to put Florida State up 17-7, and had a 63-yard catch to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter after Wake Forest had trimmed the Seminoles' lead to 20-17. Carr leads the ACC with five touchdown catches on just nine total receptions this season.