Congratulations to Corn Elder and Jermaine Grace, both recipients of ACC Player of the Week honors, announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
The ACC Players of the Week, in case you're wondering, are selected by a 14-member media panel.
Elder, a junior out of Nashville, Tennessee, scored the winning touchdown in UM's 30-27 victory Saturday against Duke. He was on the receiving end and the final person to touch the ball in the now famous eight-man lateral that won the game for the Hurricanes. He was named as the specialist of the week.
Elder's kickoff return, officially 75 yards but much longer than that as the Canes kept weaving back and forth to keep the play alive, is the only player in college football this season to record an interception, punt return for a touchdown and kickoff return for a touchdown.
Grace, a junior from Miami Gardens, was, as the ACC wrote in its release, a "one-man wrecking crew Saturday'' as he totaled a career-high 17 tackles at Duke. Grace also forced a fumble. Grace is the starting weak-side linebacker for the Canes. He was the ACC linebacker of the week.
Both Elder and Grace are super players and very nice young men.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN