Oct. 16, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia free safety Quin Blanding has been named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week for games played through Oct. 14. It is the second ACC weekly honor for Blanding in a row and third of his career. He also was ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Nov. 2, 2015.

Blanding (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) repeated as the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after making 10 tackles and breaking up a pass to lead the Virginia defense a 20-14 win at North Carolina. Blanding and his fellow teammates in the secondary helped to hold UNC to just 46 passing yards, and the Cavaliers picked off three passes during the game.

Co-Offensive Back—Eric Dungey, Syracuse and AJ Dillon, Boston College
Offensive Line—Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
Co-Receiver—Ervin Philips, Syracuse and Darrell Langham, Miami
Defensive Line—Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
Linebacker—Parris Bennett, Syracuse
Defensive Back—Quin Blanding, Virginia
Specialist—Michael Badgley, Miami
Rookie—AJ Dillon, Boston College