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Carson Honored By ACC

Carson Honored By ACC

Oct. 29, 2001

ACC Players Of The Week – 10/29/01

OFFENSIVE BACK – Talman Gardner, WR, Florida State Talman Gardner, a 6-2 205-pound junior from New Orleans, La. had a career day in a 52-31 win over No. 10 Maryland Saturday. Gardner caught six passes for 140 yards and scored three touchdowns, scoring on passes of 28, 16 and nine yards. Gardner also had a career-high 57-yard reception as the Seminoles totaled a season-high 363 passing yards.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Mike Hart, TE, Duke Duke’s Mike Hart, a 6-6, 245-pound senior from Sayville, N.Y. helped the Blue Devils accumulate a season-high 537 yards of total offense in a 42-28 loss to Vanderbilt. Hart caught four passes for 86 yards including a 31-yard reception for a touchdown and a two-point conversion and extended his string of consecutive games with at least one pass reception to 20 while recording eight knockdown blocks against the Commodores.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Chad Carson, LB, Clemson Clemson’s Chad Carson a senior Newnan Ga., recorded 23 tackles in the Tigers 21-14 win over Wake Forest Saturday. The 23 tackles are third-highest single-game total in Clemson history with only Keith Adams’ 27 tackles against South Carolina in 1999 and Jeff Davis’ 24 stops against North Carolina in 1980 are higher. Carson also had his first career interception with just six minutes left in the game.

DEFENSIVE BACK – Michael Boulware, OLB, Florida State Michael Boulware, a 6-3, 225-pound sophomore linebacker, recorded a career-high 11 tackles, including seven solo stops in Florida State’s 52-31 win over Maryland. The Columbia, S.C., product also had a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Terps.

SPECIALIST — Brooks Barnard, P, Maryland Brooks Barnard, a junior from Arnold, Md., had six punts for a 47.3 yard average in a 52-31 loss at Florida State. Barnard improved his season average to 44.9 yards per punt, fifth-best in the nation. Barnard had a 53-yard punt in the first half

ROOKIE – Chris Rix, QB, Florida State Chris Rix a 6-4, 215-pound freshman from Santa Margarita, Calif., threw for a career-high 350 yards on 15-of-24 passing in a 52-31 win over Maryland. Rix tossed five touchdown passes, also a career-high, which was one shy of the school record. Three of Rix’s scoring strikes came in the fourth quarter.