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Sirk Named ACC Back Of The Week

After leading his team to a 6-1 start on the heels of a big win in Blacksburg this weekend, Duke's starting quarterback was honored by the ACC.

After leading his team to a 6-1 start on the heels of a big win in Blacksburg this weekend, Duke's starting quarterback was honored by the ACC.   

The press release from GoDuke.com:

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke redshirt junior Thomas Sirk was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office Monday. The league honor is the first of Sirk’s career and the sixth for a Blue Devil this season.

Sirk received this week’s recognition after helping Duke to a 45-43 four-overtime win at Virginia Tech on Saturday. He threw for 270 yards and a career-high four touchdowns while adding a personal-best 109 rushing yards against the Hokies.

The Glen St. Mary, Fla., product accounted for the game-winning points with his two-point PAT in the fourth overtime period. Sirk guided Duke’s offensive attack that generated 45 points, 449 total yards and 20 first downs while committing zero turnovers and allowing zero sacks. He particularly excelled in overtime, throwing touchdown passes with Duke trailing by seven in the second OT period and six in the fourth overtime session.

The ACC’s other weekly honors included Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd, linebacker Matt Galambos and rookie Qadree Ollison and Georgia Tech defensive back Jamal Golden and specialist Lance Austin. North Carolina offensive lineman Landon Turner and Louisville defensive lineman Trevon Young rounded out the league’s selections. 

Duke has had 21 ACC honorees in the past 22 weeks it has played.

The Blue Devils (6-1, 3-0 ACC) are ranked No. 22 in this week’s Associated Press poll and host Miami (4-3, 1-2 ACC) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The contest will be televised on ESPNU. 


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