It marked the first time a Clemson player had won the National Player of the Week from USA Today.com. Dantzler was also the ACC Player of the Week according to the site, the third time in three years he has won that honor. He was the ACC Player of the Week according to the site in 1999 for his 435-yard performance against Maryland, and in 2000 when he led the Tigers to a 62-9 win over Missouri.
Dantzler was named National Player of the Week in 2000 by cnnsi.com for his performance at Virginia. He had 220 yards rushing, an all-time ACC record for a quarterback, and 154 passing in Clemson's 31-10 win over the Cavs.
Dantzler is the first Tiger in history to be named a National Player of the Week twice. A Clemson player has been named National Player of the week 10 times in history, including Dantzler's performance last week.
Here is a listing:
Clemson National Player of the Week Selections
Year Player Opponent Named By 1951 Glenn Smith Auburn Associated Press 1958 Harvey White Vanderbilt Associated Press 1974 Willie Anderson SC Sports Illustrated 1978 Bubba Brown NC State Sports Illustrated 1980 Willie Underwood SC Sports Illustrated 1995 Brian Dawkins Duke Sports Illustrated 1999 Brandon Streeter Virginia USA Today Keith Adams Duke Bronko Nagurski Award 2000 Woodrow Dantzler Virginia CNNSI.com 2001 Woodrow Dantzler Ga Tech USA TODAY.com