ACC Names Players Of The Week
Sept. 7, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two Virginia players garnered ACC Player of the Week Honors for theirrespective positions and one more was named Rookie of the Week followingthe Cavalier’s 20-17 win over North Carolina last weekend. Cavalierrunning back Thomas Jones and specialist Todd Braverman were given theconference’s weekly honor for their positions, while freshman cornerbackChris Williams was named the league’s top rookie. Georgia Tech’s JonCarman was named the offensive lineman of the week, while N.C. State hadtwo players honored: defensive lineman Brian Jamison and defensive backBrian Williams.
OFFENSIVE BACK – Thomas Jones, Virginia
Jones, a 5-10, 207-pound senior, rushed for 149 yards (4.3 yards per carry)and one touchdown in Virginia’s season-opening 20-17 win over NorthCarolina in Chapel Hill. Jones matched his career-high 35 rushingattempts in the game. On Virginia’s first touchdown drive, Jones carriedthe ball seven times for 34 yards in the 64-yard drive and scored on aone-yard run. The Big Stone Gap, Va. product has rushed for 100yards-or-more in nine of his last 13 regular season games.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Jon Carman, Georgia Tech
Carman, a 6-8, 335-pound tackle from Waldorf, Md., graded 95 percent withfive RBI (downfield blocks that lead to long gains) as he paved the way for341 yards rushing and 487 yards of total offense in Georgia Tech’s 49-14victory over Navy. Tech’s 341-yard effort was its best rushing output since1993. Six different Tech backs gained 35 yards or more, and five of theJackets’ seven touchdowns were on the ground.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Brian Jamison, NC State
Jamison, a 6-2, 215-pound sophomore defensive end caused a school-recordfour fumbles in the Wolfpack’s 10-0 shutout of South Carolina. TheSwedesboro, N.C., native also had five solo tackles and one assist,including two quarterback sacks for 11 yards in losses and threequarterback pressures.
DEFENSIVE BACK – Brian Williams, NC State
A 6-1, 192-pound sophomore free safety from High Point, N.C., Williamsrecorded a team-high 16 tackles in the win over South Carolina, including10 solo stops or first hits, and blocked the punt that was scooped up forthe Wolfpack’s only touchdown in a 10-0 shutout. Williams also had twotackles for a loss of seven yards and recovered a fumble.
SPECIALIST – Todd Braverman, Virginia
A 5-7, 173-pound junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Braverman kicked acareer-best 50-yard field goal with 27 seconds remaining in the game tolift Virginia to a 20-17 win at North Carolina Saturday. It was his secondfield goal of the day. He kicked a 23-yard field goal with 2:20 left in thefirst quarter to tie the game at 3-3.
ROOKIE – Chris Williams, Virginia
A 6-3, 212-pound freshman defensive back out of Newport News, Va., Williamshad five tackles, including four solo efforts and had one interception witha return of 27 yards in Virginia’s win over North Carolina on Saturday. Inaddition, Williams had one pass break up while participating in 77 plays.