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Jones, Wilson Earn ACC Honors

Duke's Daniel Jones and Shaun Wilson took home weekly ACC honors as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.

From Duke SID

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones and junior return specialist Shaun Wilson claimed ACC Player of the Week honors following the Blue Devils’ 38-35 win at Notre Dame this past Saturday.


Jones, a 6-5, 210-pound native of Charlotte, N.C., earned ACC Rookie of the Week accolades after completing 24-of-32 (.750) passes for 290 yards with three touchdowns and one interception while rushing for an additional 19 yards on five attempts against the Fighting Irish.  He engineered Duke’s game-winning 10-play, 44-yard drive, which culminated in AJ Reed’s 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining in the game.  Earlier in the fourth quarter, Jones threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Nash to tie the game, 35-35, with 6:47 left.


Wilson, a 5-9, 180-pound native of Charlotte, N.C., returned four kickoffs for 163 yards including a 96-yard return for a touchdown to garner ACC Specialist of the Week honors.   In place of injured three-time All-America kick returner DeVon Edwards and with Duke trailing, 14-0, in the opening quarter, Wilson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to jumpstart a 28-7 spurt as the Blue Devils claimed a 28-21 advantage at halftime.  In addition, he added 66 rushing yards on 13 attempts.


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