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Clemson's Meeks Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

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Duke senior quarterback Sean Renfree, junior offensive tackle Perry Simmons, and freshman running back Jela Duncan headline a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Monday. Renfree threw for 276 yards, Simmons helped the offense compile 510 yards, and Duncan totaled 118 all-purpose yards as the Blue Devils became bowl eligible for the first time in 18 years with a 33-30 win over North Carolina.

Three NC State players are recognized for their performances in the 20-18 win at Maryland. Bryan Underwood, the Receiver of the Week, caught six passes for 134 yards. T.Y. McGill is the Defensive Lineman of the Week after recording eight tackles, and Niklas Sade connected on the game-winning field goal with 32 seconds left to earn Specialist of the Week honors.

Florida State's Telvin Smith, the Linebacker of the Week, tallied a season-high eight tackles and two tackles for loss in the Seminoles' 33-20 win at Miami.

Clemson's Jonathan Meeks intercepted two passes and returned one 74 yards for a touchdown in the 38-17 win over Virginia Tech to garner Defensive Back of the Week accolades.

DEFENSIVE BACK - Jonathan Meeks, Clemson, Senior, S, 6-1, 210, Rock Hill, S.C.
Meeks had two interceptions, including one he returned 74 yards for a score in Clemson's 38-17 win over Virginia Tech. He also had four tackles and a pass broken up for three total passes defended. The 74-yard return for a score was the longest interception return for a score by a Clemson player since 2006. Ahead 10-7 in the second period, with the Hokies driving, Meeks intercepted the pass at the Clemson 26 yard line and returned it 74 yards for the score to give Clemson a 17-7 lead. With the interception, Meeks jumped to fifth in Clemson history in total interception return yards with 192.

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