Hurricanes linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive end Anthony Chickillo, who led the defensive effort in the Hurricanes’ 21-16 win over Florida and have been starters on UM's defense since they were freshmen, were named the ACC Linebacker and Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week, respectively Monday.
Perryman tallied a team- and season-high 13 tackles, including a game-high nine solo stops against the Gators. He led a Hurricanes defense that forced five Florida Gators turnovers, including a fumble he forced on Florida’s opening possession. Perryman leads the Canes with 19 tackles, including a team-high 14 solo stops, through two games.
Chickillo was tabbed Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week with five tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss. He has made 23 consecutive starts along the defensive line, dating back to the final nine games of the 2011 season. He has 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss the through the season’s first two games.
The Hurricanes (2-0), who entered the AP Top 25 Poll this week at No. 15, will return to Sun Life Stadium when it hosts Savannah State on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
The game time and broadcast were also announced Monday.