Cam Martin honored by conference
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October 1, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. - This week the Atlantic Coast Conference honors seven football student-athletes, including a pair of quarterbacks who did not start their games last Saturday in Florida State's Xavier Lee and Maryland's Chris Turner. Both signal callers came off the bench to lead their teams to upset victories over 22nd-ranked Alabama and 10th-rated Rutgers, respectively. They were named ACC Co-Offensive Backs of the Week for their efforts as this week's ACC Football Players of the Week were announced Monday.

Also honored this week by the ACC are Georgia Tech center Kevin Tuminello, as Offensive Lineman of the Week; Miami Defensive end Calais Campbell as Defensive Lineman; Virginia Tech outside linebacker Cam Martin as Defensive Back of the Week; Virginia cornerback and punt returner Vic Hall as Specialist of the Week and Miami running back Graig Cooper as the Rookie of the Week.

Co-OFFENSIVE BACK-Xavier Lee, Florida State, Quarterback, 6-4, 234, Junior, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Coming in off the bench in the second half of Florida State's game versus Alabama on Saturday, Lee led the Seminoles to three touchdowns and a 21-14 win over the No. 22 Crimson Tide. He finished 12-for-19 in the game for 224 yards and two touchdowns, including a 70-yard scoring pass to De'Cody Fagg to ice the game in the fourth quarter.

Co-OFFENSIVE BACK-Chris Turner, Maryland, Quarterback, 6-3, 214, Sophomore, West Hills, Calif.
Despite his lack of experience, Turner showed impressive poise after entering the game for an injured Jordan Steffy late in the first half against No. 10 Rutgers on Saturday. Turner completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 149 yards, directing four scoring drives and leading the Terrapins back from an three-point deficit at the half. The 34-24 win gave Maryland its first win over a top 10 team since 2004.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN-Kevin Tuminello, Georgia Tech, Center, 6-4, 292, Senior, Youngstown, Ohio
In 62 snaps against a strong Clemson defensive line on Saturday, Tuminello recorded nine knockdown blocks, leading a Georgia Tech offensive line that did not allow a single sack against the Tigers. Behind Tuminello and the rest of the Yellow Jacket offensive line, Georgia Tech's running backs were able to pile up 189 total yards in the 13-3 upset win.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN-Calais Campbell, Miami, Defensive End, 6-8, 280, Junior, Aurora, Colo.
Against Duke on Saturday, Campbell had one of his best games of the season as the Hurricane defense held the Blue Devils to just 61 rushing yards and 14 points on the day. For the game, Campbell totaled eight tackles, including 2.5 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. He now places seventh in the conference in sacks, fourth in tackles for loss, and is tied for third in fumbles forced.

DEFENSIVE BACK-Cam Martin, Virginia Tech, Outside Linebacker, 6-1, 209, Sophomore, Martinsville, Va.
In the Hokies' 17-10 conference-opening win against North Carolina on Saturday, Martin registered 10 total tackles, seven of which were solo stops. He added three sacks on the day, for a total of 14 yards, including one to put the Tar Heels in a long fourth-down situation on a potentially game-tying drive as time wound down in the fourth quarter.

SPECIALIST-Vic Hall, Virginia, Cornerback, 5-9, 184, Sophomore, Gretna, Va.
Hall, a cornerback for the Cavalier defense, had punt returns of 22, 45, and 18 yards to set up short touchdown drives against Pittsburgh on Saturday night. In the 44-14 win, he racked up 90 all-purpose yards, including a four-yard touchdown run as the holder on a fake field goal in the final quarter of the game.

ROOKIE-Graig Cooper, Miami, Running Back, 6-0, 194, Freshman, Memphis, Tenn.
In Saturday's 24-14 Miami win over Duke, Cooper had his second 100-yard game of the season, rushing for 101 yards on just 12 carries. Cooper added a touchdown in the game, and caught a pass for 25 yards to give him 126 yards on the day. He currently leads the Hurricanes with 341 yards on the ground through five games, an average of 68.2 yards per contest.