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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Raleigh, NC

    Canty named ACC defensive back of week

    From ACC press release.

    "NC State sophomore defensive tackle Thomas Teal headlines a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Teal tallied six tackles, including two loss, as the Wolfpack upset No. 3 Florida State, 17-16.

    Walt Canty, a senior safety for Duke, posted a game-high 14 tackles in the 42-17 win over Virginia as the Blue Devils improved on their best start since 1994.

    Clemsonís DeAndre Hopkins, the Receiver of the Week, caught seven passes for 173 yards in the 47-31 win over Georgia Tech. Teammate Tyler Shatley was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week after helping the offense accumulate 601 yards of total offense.

    The Offensive Back of the Week, North Carolinaís Giovani Bernard, set a career high with 262 yards rushing in the 48-34 win over Virginia Tech. Sean Tapley, the Specialist of the Week, became the first player to return a kickoff for a touchdown against the Hokies since 1993 as he scored on a 94-yard return.

    Marylandís Demetrius Hartsfield, the Linebacker of the Week, finished with 10 tackles as the Terrapins won their ACC opener, 19-14, over Wake Forest. Teammate Stefon Diggs was named the Rookie of the Week for the second time this year after catching five passes for 105 yards. "

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Hot'Lanta... home of sports teams that disappoint in the playoffs
    He should have been named defensive lineman of the week the way he was busting through the Virginia O-line and making plays in the backfield!

    -Jason "Canty was a one-man wrecking crew in the 2nd half" Evans
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Norfolk, VA
    Canty was awesome! His stop when Virginia faced 4th and 1 was a critical play in the game.
    Bob Green
    United States Navy (Retired)

  4. #4
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    Sep 2007
    The 'burbs of Cary
    An accolade for Walt which is very deserved. If he continues to play like that I suspect he'll garner a few more this season. I hope that his enthusiasm, determination, and passion is contagious and affects other teammates on both the defensive and offensive units, possibly elevating further their level of play. Specifically, a serious sense of determination will hopefully affect everyone on this team over the next few weeks since the schedule's much more difficult obviously. I have faith in our guys though - I really do.

  5. #5

    Defensive back of the week

    So through six weeks of the season, Duke has produced three different defensive backs of the week in the ACC--

    Ross Cockrell was the pick after the NCCU game ... Jordan Byas got it after the Wake game ... and now Walt Canty gets it after the Virginia game .

    It's funny, the ACC gives out eight individual awards each week -- Offensive back, offensive line, receiver, defensive line, linebacker, defensive back, specialist and rookie.

    Duke has won three defensive back awards and Conner Vernon won for receiver after the FIU game.

    Odd that our crippled defensive backfield is the most honored group o DBs in the league (the other three DB picks are fro three different schools).

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