The highest-scoring conference game in ACC history did not earn any offensive player on either team ACC player of the week recognition, but two other Georgia Tech players were honored, inside linebacker Quayshawn Nealy and returner Jamal Golden.
They were honored as the co-linebacker and specialist of the week, respectively, after Tech’s 68-50 win over North Carolina Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. They are the third and fourth Tech players to receive ACC player of the week recognition this season.
Nealy recorded two sacks, a career high, and had six tackles (four solo). Golden returned the second-half kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, his second in three games. He became just the second player in Tech history to run back two kickoffs for touchdowns, joining Drew Hill (1978), and the fourth player to accomplish that feat in a career (Gary Lee, Dez White and Hill). Golden set a school record with 230 kickoff yards in the game.
The offensive back of the week was Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco (29-for-37 for 300 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, led last-minute game-winning touchdown drive), the offensive lineman of the week was N.C. State center Camden Wentz (13 knockdown blocks, 88 percent grade, Wolfpack gained 428 yards of offense) and the receiver of the week was Florida State’s Rashad Greene (six catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown with 40 seconds left).
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog