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.