Smelter, Davis Named ACC Players of the Week

Nov. 17, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – DeAndre Smelter and P.J. Davis were honored as ACC Receiver and Linebacker of the Week, respectively, by the league office on Monday. Georgia Tech’s 10 ACC weekly honors this season are the most by the Jackets in a single season.

It was the first career ACC weekly honor for Smelter and the second this season for Davis.

Smelter, a native of Macon, Ga., led all receivers with five catches for 77 yards and a TD in Georgia Tech’s 28-6 win over No. 19 Clemson. Smelter’s 5-yard TD reception in the third quarter was Tech’s first offensive score of the game. In the fourth quarter, his 18-yard catch on Tech’s first drive made him the 21st 1,000-yard receiver in school history. Smelter has 1,016 career receiving yards on 53 receptions in 24 games.

Davis earned his second ACC Player of the Week honor of the season after leading the Jackets’ defense with 13 tackles. His 13 tackles were the second double-digit tackles game of the season and one shy of a career high (14 at Pit). He added one TFL for a 7-yard loss. Davis and the Jackets defense held Clemson to six points – the fewest by a Top 25 team vs. Georgia Tech since 2007 when No. 13 Clemson scored three in a 13-3 loss. Davis leads all Tech defenders with 90 tackles.

 Sept. 22  Justin Thomas, QB  Offensive Back of the Week
 P.J. Davis, LB  Linebacker of the Week
 Oct. 6  Shaquille Mason, RG  Offensive Lineman of the Week
 Oct. 27  Isaiah Johnson, S  Defensive Back of the Week
 Nov. 3  KeShun Freeman, DE  Defensive Lineman of the Week
 Nov. 10  Synjyn Days, B-Back  Offensive Back of the Week
 Shaquille Mason, RG  Offensive Lineman of the Week
 Quayshawn Nealy, LB  Linebacker of the Week
 Nov. 17  DeAndre Smelter, WR  Receiver of the Week
 P.J. Davis, LB  Linebacker of the Week

At least one Yellow Jacket has earned ACC Player of the Week honors for four straight weeks, including four defensive players in that span (three offensive players).

Georgia Tech, ranked No. 16 in the Coaches and No. 17 in the AP polls, has its second open date of the season this season. The Jackets close their regular-season schedule Nov. 29 at No. 9/10 Georgia in Athens. Kickoff is set for noon ET on the SEC Network. When the Jackets and Bulldogs take the field, it’ll be the 109th meeting of “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate” – the nation’s 19th-most frequently played series among FBS schools.

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