Render honored by ACC
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November 20, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech true freshman Sergio Render was one of six players honored by the ACC Monday afternoon, earning ACC Offensive Linemen of the Week honors.

Render turned in an outstanding effort in Saturday's 27-6 win over No. 14 Wake Forest. The Newman, Ga., product, who has started all 11 games this season, played 53 snaps, grading out at a career-high 90 percent with a career-high and team-high six knockdown blocks as the Hokies won for the ninth time in 11 games.

In earning the award for the third time this season Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan completed 19 of 29 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 38-16 win over No. 21 Maryland. The Exton, Pa., junior leads the ACC in total offense (252.6) and over his last four games has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,132 yards and five touchdowns.

Boston College linebacker Jolonn Dunbar became only the fourth player in NCAA history to return two fumbles for touchdowns in the same game Saturday, keying the Eagles to a 38-16 win over No. 21 Maryland. In addition to returning fumbles 14 and 38 yards for touchdowns against the Terps, the Syracuse, N.Y. junior also had a game-high 14 tackles, nine of those solos.

North Carolina safety Kareen Taylor had five solo tackles, one tackle for a three-yard loss, broke up three passes and had two interceptions in the Tar Heels' 23-9 victory over NC State Saturday. The Hopewell, Va., senior led a Tar Heel defense that held the Wolfpack without a touchdown. Taylor's second interception of the game came in the end zone to end a potential NC State scoring drive.

In earning the award for the second time this season Georgia Tech punter Durant Brooks continued his outstanding season by averaging 48.8 yards on five punts in the Yellow Jackets' 49-21 victory over Duke. The Macon, Ga., junior, netted 42.6 yards on five kicks, putting two of them inside the 20-yard line. Three of his five punts were over 50 yards.

Virginia quarterback Jameel Sewell completed 23 of 33 passes for 217 yards and scored on runs of 12 and two yards as the Cavaliers posted a 17-7 win over visiting Miami. The Richmond, Va., freshman was also the team's second-leading rusher with 41 yards on 10 carries. Sewell is 10th in the ACC in total offense averaging 144.9 yards per game.