After a 21-16 upset over No. 12 Florida on Saturday, Hurricanes’ LB Denzel Perryman and DE Anthony Chickillo have been named among this weeks ACC Players of the Week.
Perryman was a one man wrecking machine on Saturday, responsible for 13 tackles and one forced fumble. In all, the Hurricanes’ defense created five turnovers, including two key interceptions in the red zone.
Miami propelled to No. 15 in the latest AP Poll and sits at No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
From the acc.com:
CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Anthony Chickillo, Miami, Jr., DE, 6-4, 269, Tampa, Fla.
Chickillo made his 23rd consecutive start along defensive line in Saturday’s game against Florida. He made five tackles – three solo – with a sack and tackle for loss in Miami’s 21-16 upset win over the Gators. Chickillo was part of defense that forced five Florida turnovers. He has 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles for loss through the season’s first two games.
LINEBACKER –Denzel Perryman, Miami, Jr., LB, 6-0, 236, Coral Cables, Fla.
Perryman tallied a team and season-high 13 tackles, including a game-high nine solo stops in Miami’s 21-16 upset win over No. 12 Florida on Saturday. Perryman was part of a defense that forced five Florida turnovers, including four in the red zone. Perryman forced a fumble for the first of the five turnovers and added a quarterback hurry.
ACC Players of the Week:
- Offensive Back – Andre Williams, Boston College
- Offensive Lineman – James Hurst – North Carolina
- Receiver – Stefon Diggs – Maryland
- Co-Defensive Lineman – Anthony Chickillo, Miami
- Co-Defensive Lineman – Art Norman, NC State
- Linebacker – Denzel Perryman, Miami
- Defensive Back – Bryce Jones, Boston College
- Rookie – Germone Hooper, Clemson