2:37 pm September 17, 2012, by Ken Sugiura
Georgia Tech offensive lineman Will Jackson was named the ACC offensive lineman of the week following the Yellow Jackets’ 56-20 win over Virginia Saturday.
In his first-ever start at offensive tackle, Jackson helped Tech accumulate 594 total yards with eight plays of 20 yards or more. Jackson, a junior, had played guard for his entire Tech career before being switched to right tackle for Saturday’s game. Jackson was the only Tech player chosen as a player of the week and the first Yellow Jacket to earn ACC player-of-the-week recognition.
The offensive back of the week was Florida State running back Chris Thompson, who gained 197 yards with two touchdowns on nine carries in just one half of play in the Seminoles’ win over Wake Forest. He scored on touchdown runs of 74 and 80 yards on consecutive second-quarter plays.
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