North Carolina free safety Dexter Reid is this week's ACC Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Reid had eight tackles, an interception, and a touchdown in the Tar Heels' 30-24 victory over ACC foe Virginia. While it was the second consecutive game in which Reid picked off a pass, this one resulted in a 67-yard, fourth quarter touchdown return that proved to be the winning margin. Reid also had eight tackles on the day, six of which were solo efforts, and two pass breakups. It is the first time in his career that Reid has earned ACC Player of the Week honors.
Reid has started all seven games this season and is third on the team with 55 tackles.