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Kennard Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

THE FLATS – Following a historic performance in Georgia Tech’s 48-13 win over South Carolina State on Saturday, junior Kyle Kennard (Atlanta, Ga./Riverwood H.S.) has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Kennard had an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the win over S.C. State, becoming only the second Georgia Tech player since 2000 to pull off the rare trifecta in a single game (joining Bruce Jordan-Swilling, who had all three at Virginia in 2017).

Kennard’s first-quarter interception and his recovery of his own forced fumble in the third period both set up Georgia Tech touchdowns and led to the Yellow Jackets outscoring S.C. State 14-0 in points off turnovers for the game.

In addition to the takeaways, Kennard had five tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, in the win over S.C. State. For his efforts, he received an exemplary 93.9 overall defensive grade from Pro Football Focus.

VIDEO: Georgia Tech vs. S.C. State highlights (ACC Digital Network)

The ACC Player of the Week award is the first of Kennard’s career.

Kennard and the Yellow Jackets (1-1) return to action when they travel to No. 17/19 Ole Miss (2-0) for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday. The game will be televised nationally on SEC Network.

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