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Bedford Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Oct. 19, 2009

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech junior center Sean Bedford was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Bedford was honored for the second time this season after a standout performance on an offensive line that helped the Yellow Jackets produce 309 rushing yards in a 28-23 upset win over then fourth-ranked Virginia Tech. After Georgia Tech was limited to 37 rushing yards in the first half, Bedford helped anchor a line that made room for 207 second-half rushing yards, including 157 in the third stanza alone.

This season Georgia Tech owns three of the top five team single-game rushing performances in the ACC. Monday marks the seventh time this season that a Jacket has earned the weekly conference honor, and the fourth week in a row. It is also the second straight week that a Tech offensive lineman has earned the award.

Bedford is joined offensively by Boston College junior running back Montel Harris and Virginia Tech red-shirt freshman running back Ryan Williams, who is claiming his fifth Rookie of the Week accolade this season.

Defensively, Virginia senior end Nate Collins and Clemson junior safety DeAndre McDaniel both earned nods for performances in winning efforts.

Miami junior kicker/punter Matt Bosher is honored as the Specialist of the Week.

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