Jones, Williams Garner ACC Weekly Honors
Nov. 8, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two University of Virginia football players earnedweekly honors from the Atlantic Coast Coference for their play in theCavaliers’ 45-38 win over then No. 7 Georgia Tech last Saturday inCharlottesville.
Tailback Thomas Jones was honored as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week forthe fifth time this season. Jones, a senior from Big Stone Gap, Va., paceda balanced offensive attack by rushing for 213 yards and two touchdowns on39 carries (a school record) against the Yellow Jackets. The 213-yardperformance was his third 200-yard game of the season, making Jones thefirst player in ACC history to post three 200-yard games in a season. Jonesleads the nation in rushing, averaging 165.1 yards per game. He has alsorushed for 1486 yards this season, breaking Tiki Barber’s record of 1397yards in 1995.
Defensive back Chris Williams was named the league’s Rookie of the Week. Ared-shirt freshman from Newport News, Va., Williams was in on seven tacklesagainst the top offense in the nation. He helped hold the potent YellowJacket offense to 233 yards passing and a season-low 447 yards of totaloffense.
Other players winning weekly awards this week are N.C. State tackle ToddBoyle as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson inside linebacker KeithAdams as the Defensive Lineman of the Week, Clemson cornerback RobertCarswell as the Defensive Back of the Week and Wake Forest placekickerMatthew Burdick as the Specialist of the Week.