CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia kicker Brendan Farrell was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Specialist of the Week on Monday (Sept. 19). Additionally, Farrell was one of three kickers to be listed as a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week.

Farrell is the first Cavalier to be recognized on the ACC weekly awards list and is the first UVA kicker to be named Specialist of the Week since Ian Frye in 2015.

Farrell made field goals from 26, 30 and 26 yards in the Cavaliers’ 16-14 victory against ODU. Farrell’s final kick was the game-winner as time expired. It marked the first time since the 2011 season UVA won a game on the last play with a field goal. He made his only extra point attempt for a 10-point game. He leads all Cavaliers with 17 points after three games.

ACC Players of the Week
QB – Garrett Shrader, Syracuse
RB – Will Shipley, Clemson
WR – Johnny Wilson, Florida Sate
OL – Will Putnam, Clemson
DL – Caleb Okechukwu, Syracuse
LB – Mikel Jones, Syracuse
DB – Aydan White, NC State
Rookie – Nate Yarnell, Pitt
Specialist – Brendan Farrell, Virginia