Sept. 23, 2002
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech free safety Jeremy Muyres and tailback Tony Hollings each earned Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors after their performances in the Yellow Jackets’ 28-19 win over Brigham Young on Saturday, the league office announced today.
Muyres, a senior from Stone Mountain, Ga., was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week following a strong defensive effort in which Tech held down BYU’s high-powered offense that entered the game averaging 35 points. Muyres had seven tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and two pass breakups against the Cougars. His first interception was in the end zone, snuffing a BYU scoring threat, and his second interception was at midfield and set up the Jackets’ first touchdown. He is the first Yellow Jacket to have two interceptions in a game since 1998.
Hollings, a junior from Jeffersonville, Ga., earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week accolades after rushing for a career-best 189 yards and three touchdowns in Tech’s win over BYU, including two crucial fourth-quarter scores. Hollings carried the ball 36 times to record his fourth consecutive 100-yard effort. With Tech trailing 19-14, Hollings carried the ball nine times for 50 yards and scored from two yards out on a 12-play, 73-yard touchdown drive that put the Jackets ahead 21-19 with 13 minutes left in the game. He helped seal the win with another two-yard touchdown run with five minutes remaining. Hollings leads the nation in rushing this week (158.2 yards per game) and is second in scoring (16.5 ppg).