Wilson Adds More Hardware

A day after being named first-team All-ACC, NC State freshman quarterback Russell Wilson picked up two more awards as he was named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year. The ACC awards are released by the AP and voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

A day after being named first-team All-ACC, NC State freshman quarterback Russell Wilson picked up two more awards as he was named ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year. The ACC awards are released by the AP and voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Wilson won both awards by garnering 62 of the possible 67 votes.

The 5'11, 191-pounder led the ACC in points responsible for (12.40 per game), passing eficiency (134.3), total offense (211.10), and touchdown passes (16). He has thrown only one interception all season, fewest among all FBS quarterbacks ranked in the NCAA passing categories and set a school record by attempting 226 consecutive passes without an interception, an active-streak tha leads the country.

"Russell has had a remarkable year and we couldn't be any prouder of him for what he has accomplished for himself and for our football team," head coach Tom O'Brien said in a released statement after Wilson was named All-ACC. "This honor is a testament to how he came back from injuries twice this season and has become such a great leader at such a young age. He has not only been efficient in handling the duties of a quarterback, but has leadership skills that our team believes in and it's evident as soon as he walks into the huddle. He is very deserving of this honor, not only because of the statistics that he's posted, but because of the type of young man that he is."

Rookie of the Year: Russell Wilson, N.C. State(62) Darren Evans, Virginia Tech(4) Sean Spence, Miami(1)

Offensive Rookie of the Year: Russell Wilson, N.C. State(62) Darren Evans, Virginia Tech(5)

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Sean Spence, Miami(39) Brandon Maye, Clemson(11) Robert Quinn, North Carolina(8) Seven other players recieved votes

Coach of the Year: Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech(46) Jeff Jagodzinski, Boston College(12) David Cutcliffe, Duke(4) Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech(2) Butch Davis,North Carolina(2) Tom O'Brien, N.C. State(1)


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