Golden, Nealy ACC players of the week

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

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November 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

yeller bug

November 12th, 2012
1:55 pm

Maybe Golden can get the hat trick in either the next two games.Would especially be nice in Athens.

Let’s beat the puke out of Duke.


November 12th, 2012
2:00 pm

Will Vad Lee start? I think he earned it.


November 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

B’ham: No, it’s Senior Day and TW deserves to start.

Jacket Time

November 12th, 2012
2:21 pm

We all know Vad Lee is the real ACC Freshman of the week.


November 12th, 2012
2:25 pm

What a joke - a defense gives up 50 points...

November 12th, 2012
2:26 pm

… and one of their players is the “defensive” player of the week in the ACC – just goes to show what a joke the ACC is, and I have been an ACC and Tech fan for over 50 years…

What a joke - a defense gives up 50 points...

November 12th, 2012
2:28 pm

…and it is an abomination that his coach would even nominate someone after such a game…


November 12th, 2012
2:43 pm

nice article on potential DC yesterday, The guy from BGreen looks the part, who do you like?


November 12th, 2012
3:00 pm

I agree with CT_Jacket – “it’s Senior Day and TW deserves to start.”

It is like BB, the starters do not matter, it is who is in the game at the end.


November 12th, 2012
3:18 pm

Yup TW will go out for the coin toss and take the first series. After that expect Vad to come in.

Max Sizemore

November 12th, 2012
3:27 pm

Camden Wentz is a graduate of Lassiter High School.

Supersize that order, mutt

November 12th, 2012
3:34 pm


November 12th, 2012
3:57 pm

Tevin doesnt deserve anything. Not everybody gets a trophy.

1 4 GT

November 12th, 2012
4:03 pm

Supersize, do you remember what I told you about “our Asian friend? ” lol

Supersize that order, mutt

November 12th, 2012
4:13 pm

@ 1 4 GT……”our Asian friend”???? I guess I don’t remember


November 12th, 2012
4:46 pm

Tevin will start because he’s a Senior, but I expect it will be mostly Vad Lee after that. Tevin’s been a good soldier, but he doesn’t have the natural gifts of Nesbitt, who he followed, or Vad, who is taking over from him.


November 12th, 2012
4:54 pm

Vad leads his team to something like 11 out of 12 possessions yielding points, and doesn’t get QB of the week?

1 4 GT

November 12th, 2012
4:55 pm

Supersize, I told you at the BC game(I think) that you should never allow an Asian woman to drink alcohol because………ring a bell??

Jacket Detective

November 12th, 2012
5:21 pm

C’mon Jamal.
You need a third one.
Put up a record that will stand for awhile.
BTW, way to go.


November 12th, 2012
5:37 pm

Ken: When you can, please update us on injuries.

I am particularly interested in whether Will Jackson will be back anytime soon.


1 4 GT

November 12th, 2012
6:12 pm

WARNING! WARNING! DANGER! DANGER! (arms waving wildly) WARNING! NAME THIEF ALERT!! DANGER (as arms continue wild waving about) all posts earlier that this under my blog handle are DANGER! (arms continue waving) WARNING! NAME THIEF ALERT!

1 4 GT

November 12th, 2012
6:14 pm

And oh BTW, I don’t wax my balls, they look just fine with a good washing!

1 4 GT

November 12th, 2012
6:16 pm

The post at 6:14 PM is really me sticking to the AJC & their refusal tp install a program that prevents such tomfoolery.

Jacket Detective

November 12th, 2012
7:44 pm

Maybe no offensive players from this game got an award because they considered the defenses.

Jacket Detective

November 12th, 2012
7:49 pm

I agree 1 4 GT.
I thought they were going to do that and I registered to comment on certain stories but it turned out to be the ones with a series of pictures.
Or maybe it was the opening night at McCamish story.
But they did not do it with their regular stories.
I have a Sunday only subscription.
I am not considering a daily subscription until they do so.

GT Rich

November 12th, 2012
7:57 pm

Golden and Godhigh were the two who deserved the most recognition…IMHO

Tevin should get 2 series, then Vad. Seems to be a good formula.


November 12th, 2012
8:32 pm

GT Rich – I agree. It seems to be working so far. TW seems to know how to start the game, Vad knows how to take it over.


November 12th, 2012
9:33 pm

Congratulations to our players of the week for the ACC! Woohoo! Way to play guys. Go Jackets!

Buzz 2011

November 13th, 2012
7:04 am

68 points??????????????? The doggies are shaking?????????


November 13th, 2012
10:31 am

Just don’t let down against Duke. That sort of thing has happened before. And Duke has a pretty good qb (where had he committed to?) and receiver. I think they will put up some points, so we have to keep on scoring. Oh yes, they also have a pretty good coach.

10 of 11

November 13th, 2012
11:51 am

So did he win it or is the title of the article for real he almost won it? Kind of odd but congrats to him on a good game regardless. That was a big win for Tech no doubt.

Just don’t think I have seen more bandwagon jumping in all my years and probably deservedly so. Losing to Middle Tennessee like that would be the cause for jumping off and I guess scoring 68 points in a non overtime game no matter who it was against would supply hope and cause the need to jump back on the wagon.

You won’t beat UGA this year. However, Vad is going to make you so much better in the future and help take the pressure off the D.

Freddie Blassie

November 13th, 2012
1:43 pm

Start Tevin against Duke and bring in the young un in a couple of series to see how he does.
Hold Duke under 40 and we win.

Dear Santa,
Please bring my Christmas gift early as a Tech victory over the leg humpers.

big gt fan

November 13th, 2012
3:29 pm

let TW start and then after that watch the entire game from the bench!!!

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