State’s Harmon, Pratt earn weekly ACC honors

Players from Elon, NC Central and Campbell were also named Players of the Week in their respective conferences

NC State linebacker Germaine Pratt tackles Boston College's Ben Glines during Saturday's win at Carter-Finley Stadium (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

  Kelvin Harmon caught the touchdown pass that provided NC State with its eventual winning margin against Boston College on Saturday. Germaine Pratt made the defensive play that helped preserve the 28-23 victory.

  Monday, the two Wolfpack stars were rewarded for the key plays with inclusion on the ACC’s weekly honor roll.

  Harmon shared the conference’s Receiver of the Week award with Virginia Tech’s Damon Hazelton after watching nine passes for 128 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. The junior now ranks fourth in school history with nine career 100-yard receiving games and currently leads the ACC with an average of 106.8 yard per game this season.

  Pratt, meanwhile, earned recognition as the ACC’s Linebacker of the Week for making a game-high 13 tackles against the Eagles. He also had a sack. His biggest contribution came midway through the fourth quarter when he prevented a touchdown by stripping the ball from BC running back Ben Glines just before he reached the goal line.

  The two State stars weren’t the only players from state schools to earn Player of the Week honors this week.

  Elon running back Malcolm Summers and linebacker Zack Monson earned individual awards from the Colonial Athletic Association for their roles in the their team’s 27-24 upset of two-time defending FCS finalist James Madison on Saturday.

  Summers rushed for 186 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown to help the Phoenix end the second-ranked Duke’s 20-game CAA winning streak. His CAA Offensive Player of the Week performance came against a defense that entered the game allowing only 78.4 yards per game on the ground.

  Monson was selected as the CAA’s Rookie of the Week for making a team-high 12 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in his first career start.

  NC Central dominated this week’s awards in the MEAC, with quarterback Chauncey Caldwell earning Offensive Player of the Week, Nick Leverett earning Offensive Lineman of the Week and kicker Adam Lippy earning Special Teams Player of the Week.

  Caldwell rushed for 153 yards and amassed 464 yards of total offense in a 40-35 win against Howard capped by his game-winning three-yard touchdown run with just 24 seconds remaining. Leverett graded out at 92 percent to pave the way for an offense that piled up 528 total yards while Lippy converted a pair of 42-yard field goals and all four extra points in the Eagles’ victory.

  Finally, iIn the Big South Conference, Campbell defensive back Dorian Jones was named Freshman of the Week for a performance in which he had four tackles, a pass breakup and a 30-yard pick six to spearhead a 49-9 Camels win against Wagner.