Wake, State players get weekly awards

Garrett Bradbury, Dom Maggio win ACC Player of Week

NC State running back Nyheim Hines runs through a hole created by center Garret Bradbury during the first half at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Rob Kinnan / USA TODAY Sports)

NC State’s win over North Carolina in the annual rivalry showdown was paved by the Wolfpack offensive line.

Center Garrett Bradbury reaped the rewards of the line’s performance on Monday, earning a share of the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week Award. Bradbury had the highest grade on the offensive line, which held UNC without a sack despite losing guard Tony Adams early in the game.

Bradbury joins Adams and Will Richardson as Wolfpack linemen to win the award this year. He shared the award with Clemson’s Mitch Hyatt, who won for the third time this season.

Wake Forest lost to Duke on Saturday, but it wasn’t because of the punting game. Dom Maggio averaged 52 yards on seven punts and included punts downed at the 1-, 2 and 8-yard lines. The effort won him ACC Specialist of the Week.

Other weekly award winners include Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had 372 yards of offense in a win over Kentucky to win Offensive Back of the Week for the second week in a row and third time this season.

Syracuse’s Steve Ishmael became the school’s career leader in receiving yards to win Receiver of the Week for the second time this season.

Florida State end Brian Burns had 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in a win over Florida to become the third Seminole this year to win Defensive Lineman of the Week. He joins last week’s winner, Joshua Kalindoh and Week 1 winner Josh Sweat.

Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds had three tackles for loss against Virginia to win Linebacker of the Week.

Boston College safety Will Harris and Pitt corner Avonte Maddox shared Defensive Back of the Week. Harris had a 30-yard fumble return touchdown in B.C.’s win over Syracuse. Maddox had two sacks and two pass breakups in Pitt’s upset of Miami.

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett joined Maddox on the honor roll. His two passing touchdowns and one rushing score led the way in the upset, earning Pickett Rookie of the Week.