Duo Honored as ACC Players of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Miami sophomore WR Phillip Dorsett and redshirt freshman LB Eddie Johnson were named Atlantic Coast Conference Receiver and Linebacker of the Week, respectively, Monday.
It is the career-first weekly honor for both players. Monday also marked the third time in four weeks that Miami has earned at least one ACC Player of the Week honor. Freshman RB Duke Johnson was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 3 and Sept. 17.
Dorsett tallied career highs with nine receptions for 184 yards and a touchdown in Miami's thrilling 42-36 come-from-behind overtime win at Georgia Tech. His first catch of the game came on a career-long 65-yard TD reception in the first quarter, and his 184 receiving yards are the seventh-most in a single game in school history. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native also added a 41-yard reception in the second quarter.
Johnson had a career-high nine tackles (six solo stops) and assisted on a tackle-for-loss during Miami's win at Georgia Tech. His biggest tackle came on 4th-and-1 on Miami's 2-yard line in overtime as Johnson stopped Yellow Jacket QB Tevin Washington for no gain, giving the ball to Miami that led to the eventual game-winning overtime drive.
ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Sept. 24)
Offensive Back: EJ Manuel (Sr., QB, Florida State)
Offensive Lineman: Menelik Watson (Jr., OL, Florida State)
Receiver: Phillip Dorsett (So., WR, Miami)
Defensive Lineman: Zach Thompson (Jr., DE, Wake Forest)
Linebacker: Eddie Johnson (RFr., LB, Miami)
Defensive Back: Jabari Price (Jr., CB, North Carolina)
Specialist: Lamarcus Joyner (Jr., DB, Florida State)
Rookie: Stefon Diggs (Fr., WR, Maryland)