Florida State true freshman Derwin James has been named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after his performance against NCST. James led the team with 10 tackles and added 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry.
Here is the ACC's statement on James:
"James led FSU with 10 tackles and had a sack, a quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery in the 16th-ranked Seminoles’ 34-17 victory over NC State. The versatile playmaker harassed NC State on blitzes, stopped the run and was exceptional in coverage as the Wolfpack was held scoreless in the second half for the first time this season."
James is second on the team in tackles with 58 tackles. He also has 6 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 4 passes defended, 3 quarterback hurries, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries on the season.