Jones Earns ACC Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina junior wide receiver Dwight Jones headlines a list of six players recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced Monday by the ACC.

WR, Jr., 6-5, 210, Burlington, N.C. (Cummings/Hargrave M.A.)
Jones had seven receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns (all career highs) in Carolina's 44-10 victory at Virginia. It was the Tar Heels' first win at UVa since 1981. Jones, who had 119 receiving yards in the first quarter, had touchdown catches of 81 and 20 yards. He also had a 54-yard reception to the 1-yard line, which led to another TD.

The previous high for a Tar Heel receiver in 114 prior meetings against Virginia was Sam Aiken's 179 yards in 2002. Carolina scored on its first play from scrimmage when Yates connected with Jones on an 81-yard touchdown strike. Jones' 198 yards receiving rank as the fifth-highest single-game total in school history.

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