Mario Butler honored by ACC

Georgia Tech’s Mario Butler was named the ACC’s co-defensive back of the week on Monday.

Butler returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown in the Yellow Jackets’ 30-20 win against Duke last weekend. The return gave Tech a 16-13 lead and tied for the longest by a Tech player in a conference game.

It also came on senior day, when Butler was making his 38th consecutive start in his final home game. It was Butler’s first interception this season.

B-back Anthony Allen (34 carries, 165 yards) and Scott Blair (three field goals longer than 40 yards and two punts with a 46-yard average) were also considered, but didn’t win.

The rest of the players of the week:

Offensive back: Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams.

Offensive lineman: Miami’s Brandon Washington.

Defensive lineman: Boston College’s Luke Kuechly.

Co-Defensive back: Florida State’s Nick Moody.

Specialist: N.C. State’s T.J. Graham.

Rookie: Miami’s Lamar Miller.

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November 22nd, 2010
1:27 pm

congrats butler!

no weekly stats for the other winners?

born to runner up

November 22nd, 2010
1:40 pm

ramblin man

November 22nd, 2010
1:50 pm

anthony allen got cheated of a 200 yard performance on the terrible block in the back call in the first quarter

Ramblin Man

November 22nd, 2010
1:58 pm

It was a pretty weak call my brother from another mother. Same with the no fumble TD. GT has had a couple of calls go that way this year, but that happens to every team and this team needs to learn not to get distracted and do something stupid to make up for it.

Ramblin Man

November 22nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Hopefully Butler, Tarrant, Sweeting, Young, Johnson or any other player you can think of can do something similar against UGA, we will need it. Would also be nice to see Hill actually catch another pass. I am at the point that I only want to see Smith get something thrown his way and just use everybody else as a blocker.


November 22nd, 2010
2:50 pm

GT needs a big game from the defense this week. a BIG game.

Congrats Mario, do it again.