Oct. 15, 2001
Offensive Back – Woodrow Dantzler, QB, Clemson Woodrow Dantzler, a graduate student from Orangeburg, S.C., eclipsed his previous offensive efforts with a Clemson record of 518 yards of total offense in the Tigers’ 45-37 victory at NC State. In addition to completing 23 of 27 passes for 333 yards and four touchdown passes, the quarterback ran for 184 yards and two touchdowns of his own. While breaking seven Clemson records for the game, Dantzler became the school’s all-time career leader in total offense. He also became the first quarterback in ACC history to record 4000 yards passing and 2000 yards rushing in a career.
Offensive Lineman – Kyle Young, C, Clemson Kyle Young graded at 90% for 81 plays and had a season-high 19 knockdown blocks in Clemson’s 45-37 win over NC State. Quarterback Woodrow Dantzler followed the center all day en route to his record-breaking offensive performance of 517 yards of total offense. The graduate student from Clemson, S.C. graded at 100% on pass blocking and did not allow a sack on the day. The 567 yards of total offense was the most by a Clemson team on the road since 1903.
Defensive Lineman – E.J. Henderson, ILB, Maryland E.J. Henderson, a junior inside linebacker for the Terrapins, matched a career high with 18 tackles, 13 of which were unassisted, in Maryland’s 20-17 comeback victory over Georgia Tech. In addition to his four tackles for loss, the Aberdeen, Md., native recovered a fumble and ran 32 yards for the game’s first touchdown. Henderson recorded one quarterback sack while playing every defensive snap against the Yellow Jackets.
Defensive Back – Dexter Reid, FS, North Carolina Dexter Reid had eight tackles, and interception, and a touchdown in North Carolina’s 30-24 victory over ACC foe Virginia. While it was the second consecutive game in which Reid picked off a pass, this one resulted in a 67-yard, fourth quarter touchdown return and a Tar Heel victory. Reid also had eight tackles on the day, six of which were solo efforts, and two pass breakups.
Specialist – Nick Novak, PK, Maryland Nick Novak kicked the game-tying and game-winning field goals, as Maryland remained undefeated in its nationally televised, 20-17 victory over ACC foe Georgia Tech. The red shirt-freshman from Charlottesville, Va., kicked a career-long 46-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to give the Terrapins a chance to continue their perfect season. A few minutes later in overtime, Novak kicked a 26-yard field goal that proved to be the game-winner for Maryland.
Rookie – Derrick Hamilton, WR, Clemson Derrick Hamilton made eight receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown in Clemson’s 45-37 victory over NC State. The freshman from Dillon, S.C. set a new school record for receiving yardage in a game with the 106 yards. His 31 receptions on the year place him just three shy of the Clemson freshman season record, and he ranks second in the nation for receptions per game by a freshman.
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