Joining Russell on this week's list are Virginia Tech's freshman running back Ryan Williams—who takes in his third Rookie of the Week honor of the 2009 season—junior defensive end Jason Worilds and sophomore offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher. Georgia Tech's junior center Sean Bedford joins DeChristopher as the Co-Offensive Linemen of the Week and junior strong safety Morgan Burnett is the Defensive Back of the Week. Florida State true-freshman cornerback Greg Reid rounds out the list with his second Player of the Week selection in as many weeks.
OFFENSIVE BACK – Russell Wilson, NC State, QB, So., 5-11, 208, Richmond, Va. (Collegiate)
NC State sophomore quarterback Russell Wilson threw for four touchdowns and totalled 413 total yards—the ninth-highest in school history—in helping the Wolfpack to a 38-31 comeback win against previously unbeaten Pittsburgh.
Wilson was 21-of-35 through the air for 322 yards and threw four touchdown passes for the third consecutive game. His team- and career-high 91 rushing yards gave him 413 of NC State's 530 total yards (78 percent). As the Wolfpack trailed, 31-17, with 4:15 remaining in the third quarter, Wilson engineered three touchdown drives of 45, 83, and 71 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Williams, and a seven-yard strike to George Bryan to tie the game at 31-31.
Wilson currently sits second in the ACC and 19th in the nation with an average of 271 yards of total offense per game, ranks second in Division I FBS with 12 touchdown passes, and has thrown an NCAA-record 364 consecutive passes without an interception.