Vellano, Diggs pick up weekly ACC honors

Vellano, Diggs pick up weekly ACC honors
October 29, 2012, 2:30 pm
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(Paul Frederiksen-US PRESSWIRE)

Maryland's latest quarterback injury overshadowed nearly all aspects of Saturday's heartbreaking loss against Boston College yet a pair of Terps still caught the eye of ACC voters.

Joe Vellano was named the defensive lineman of the week while wide receiver Stefon Diggs was named Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

Vellano finished with five tackles including 2.5 sacks and forced a fumble while keying a defensive line that held Boston College to eight net yards on 27 carries. The senior leads the ACC with 1.75 tackles for loss per game.

Diggs, who also has a Specialist of the Week honor on his impressive freshman season resume, set career highs with 11 receptions for 152 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown.