Three Cavaliers Earn Weekly ACC Honors
Sept. 7, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three University of Virginia football players earnedweekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference for their roles in UVa’s20-17 win over North Carolina on Saturday (Sept. 4).
Tailback Thomas Jones was named the Offensive Back of the Week afterrushing for 149 yards and one touchdown against the Tar Heels. Jonesmatched his career-high 35 rushing attempts in the game. On UVa’s firsttouchdown drive, Jones carried the ball seven times for 34 yards in the64-yard drive and scored on a one-yard run. The Big Stone Gap, Va., nativehas rushed for 100 yards-or-more in nine of his last 13 regular seasongames.
Place-kicker Todd Braverman, the Cavaliers’ hero on Saturday, was tabbedSpecialist of the Week. He kicked a career-best 50-yard field goal with 27seconds remaining in the game to lift Virginia the victory over the TarHeels. It was his second field goal of the day. He also kicked a 23-yardfield goal with 2:20 left in the first quarter to tie the game at three.Braverman’s 50-yard field goal is the longest game-winning field goal inschool history.
Chris Williams earned the conference’s weekly Rookie of the Week award.Playing in his first collegiate game, the red-shirt freshman defensive backfrom Newport News, Va., had five tackles, one interception and a pass breakup as the Virginia defense did a good job of containing UNC’s offense andpreventing quarterback Ronald Curry from making the big play.
Other award winners this week are-Jon Carman (Georgia Tech), OffensiveLineman of the Week, Brian Jamison (N.C. State), Defensive Lineman of theWeek, and Brian Williams (N.C. State), Defensive Back of the Week.