Wake Forest wins three ACC weekly awards

First Wake lineman in a decade is honored

Nov 18, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Tabari Hines (1) celebrates with wide receiver Alex Bachman (17) in the second quarter after a touchdown against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at BB&T Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest beat NC State 30-24 on Saturday and was rewarded for the victory in the ACC weekly honors.

Three Demon Deacons won Player of the Week Awards, including one category that snapped the longest current award drought in the ACC.

Center Ryan Anderson from Raleigh’s Wakefield High won Offensive Lineman of the Week. Anderson had one knockdown block and also shifted to tackle for several series when another lineman suffered an injury.

Anderson is the first Wake Forest player to win Offensive Lineman of the Week since center Steve Justice won the award on Nov. 19, 2007. The 10-year drought was the longest in any of the ACC weekly awards.

The longest award drought now falls to Virginia, which hasn’t won an ACC Rookie of the Week Award since Sept. 6, 2011.

Wake’s Tabari Hines also took home an award. With eight catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, he was named ACC Receiver of the Week. Hines is the third different Wake player to win the top receiver honor in four weeks. Greg Dortch won it for the Oct. 28 Louisville win, and tight end Cam Serigne won it last week.

Demetrius Kemp was the third Deacon to win an award. With eight tackles, two forced fumbles and a game-clinching fumble recovery, Kemp was named Linebacker of the Week.

Other award winners were Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (Offensive Back), Miami end Trent Harris and FSU end Joshua Kaindoh (co-Defensive Linemen), Miami safety Jaquan Johnson (Defensive Back), Pitt punter Ryan Winslow (specialist) and Boston College running back AJ Dillion (Rookie).