Sapp, Jackson ACC players of the week

A pair of Tigers headline the ACC's top weekly performers.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Ricky Sapp, Clemson, DE, Sr., 6-4, 245, Bamberg, S.C. (Bamberg-Ehrhardt) Clemson senior defensive end Ricky Sapp became the second Tiger to take home ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors (Brandon Maye in week one) for helping the Clemson defense post numbers that the program has not seen in 20 years in a 25-7 win against Boston College. Sapp had four tackles, including three for losses of 18 yards, and two sacks. He also forced a fumble and tallied two quarterback hurries. More impressively, however, he helped the defense limit the Eagle offense to four first downs, the fewest by a Tiger opponent since 1989, and 54 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed since 1963, and Clemson's second-lowest total against an ACC team.

SPECIALIST – Richard Jackson, Clemson, PK, Jr., 5-11, 190, Greer, S.C., (Riverside)
Clemson junior placekicker Richard Jackson is the second Clemson specialist this season to earn ACC Specialist of the Week honors (C.J. Spiller in week one) after tying an ACC single-game record with six field goals and tying a school record with 19 total points in a 25-7 win against Boston College. Despite all-day rain and two lightning delays, Jackson was a perfect six-for-six on field goal tries and converted attempts from 23, 33, 32, 52, 42, and 35 yards. His 52-yarder tied for the second-longest field goal in the ACC this season and makes Jackson the first Clemson kicker since 1990 to kick a 50-yard field goal in two straight games. Jackson is the only player in the nation to have kicked six field goals in a game this season and leads the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision with 3.7 field goals per game this season. Top Stories