Clemson’s Ellington Gets ACC Honor
GREENSBORO, NC (ACC) — Clemson redshirt-sophomore running back Andre Ellington and Miami senior defensive lineman Allen Bailey headline a list of six players recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced Monday by the ACC. Ellington rushed for a career-best 166 yards and added three scores as the Tigers topped Georgia Tech, 27-13. He finished the game with 257 all-purpose yards, which marked a career high. Bailey registered 3.5 sacks, which accounted for a total loss of 13 yards, as the Hurricanes defeated North Carolina, 33-10. He also tallied six tackles, good for second-most on the team.
Bailey’s teammate, junior Tyler Horn, was honored as this week’s offensive lineman selection. Maryland also had two selections as Antwine Perez was named defensive back of the week, and quarterback Danny O’Brien was recognized as the rookie of the week. Virginia’s Terence Fells-Danzer was tabbed the specialist of the week and also earned national kickoff returner of the week honors from CollegeFootballPerformance.com.
OFFENSIVE BACK – Andre Ellington, Clemson, RB, r-So., 5-10, 190, Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley)
Ellington had a career-high 166 yards rushing in 20 attempts for two touchdowns, along with one scoring reception, to lead Clemson to a 27-13 win over Georgia Tech. He scored first on a 55-yard run in Clemson’s first possession, and then on a 42-yard run in the second period. Ellington caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Kyle Parker for his third touchdown of the day. He also had 79 yards on kickoff returns to finish with 257 all-purpose running yards, also a career best.