Although the UNC football team came up short against Louisville this past Saturday, a pair of Tar Heels earned ACC Player of the Week honors for their efforts.
A sophomore wide receiver who began his career at UNC as a quarterback, Anthony Ratliff-Williams broke the single game school record by posting 199 kick return yards on five attempts against the Cardinals–including a 94-yard touchdown in the second half.
His dominance in that phase of the game–averaging nearly 40 yards per return–helped him earn the ACC Specialist of the Week award.
The other Tar Heel to be recognized was freshman quarterback Chazz Surratt, who was named the league’s Rookie of the Week after completing 12 of his 14 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
An apparent leg injury kept Surratt from playing in the second half, but his he was impressive in his first career start.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after posting 525 total yards and six touchdowns against the Tar Heels–the most yardage UNC has ever allowed to just one player.
Jackson’s favorite target–Jaylen Smith–earned the Receiver of the Week nod after burning the Tar Heels for nine receptions, 183 yards and a touchdown.
For the full list of ACC Players of the Week, click here.
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