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    Adibi honored by ACC
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    November 27, 2006

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech junior linebacker Xavier Adibi as one of six players honored by the ACC Monday afternoon, earning ACC Defensive Linemen of the Week honors for the second time this season.

    OFFENSIVE BACK
    Wake Forest wide receiver turned running back Kenneth Moore rushed 27 times for a career-high 165 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 38-24 win over Maryland. The Charlotte, N.C., junior also caught three passes for 33 yards and finished the game with 198 all-purpose yards.

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    Wake Forest tackle Steve Vallos played 71 snaps and graded out with a career-best 96 percent in Saturday's 38-24 win over Maryland. The Boardman, Ohio, senior had 10 knockdowns against the Terps and played a key role as the Deacons rolled up 296 rushing yards and 421 yards of total offense in the win.

    DEFENSIVE LINE
    Virginia Tech inside linebacker Xavier Adibi had eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss and a sack, as well as a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry as the Hokies posted their fourth shutout of the season with a 17-0 win over Virginia Saturday. With the game tied at 0-0 late in the first half, the Hampton, Va., junior sacked Cavalier quarterback Jameel Sewell deep in Cavalier territory, forcing a fumble that the Hokies recovered and later converted into the game's first touchdown.

    DEFENSIVE BACK
    Boston College cornerback DeJuan Tribble tied a school record with three interceptions against Miami Saturday, returning one for a 22-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave the Eagles a 14-3 lead. The Cincinnati, Ohio., junior also contributed two solo tackles and now has seven interceptions on the season, tying him for the lead in the ACC. Tribble has returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns, which tie season and career records at Boston College.

    SPECIALIST
    North Carolina sophomore Brandon Tate returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and a punt 54 yards for a touchdown in Saturday's 45-44 win over Duke. In becoming only the ninth player in NCAA history to return both a punt and a kickoff for touchdown in the same game, the Burlington, N.C., product also tied an ACC single-season record with two kickoff returns for touchdowns and currently ranks 20th on the ACC career kickoff return yardage list with 1,444 yards.

    ROOKIE
    In earning the award for the third time this season, Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner completed 10 of 15 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown as the Deacons clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 38-24 win over Maryland Saturday night in College Park. The Jacksonville, Fla., native also played a key role in the Wake Forest ground game making several key perimeter blocks on misdirection plays that sprung running back Kenneth Moore for long runs, including a 19-yard touchdown run.
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