DEFENSIVE BACK--Durell Mapp, Outside Linebacker, 6-2, 225, Senior, Burlington, N.C.
Burlington, N.C. native Durell Mapp of the North Carolina Tar Heels has been chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Back of the Week. Mapp, a junior outside linebacker, had 18 tackles, including one for a loss, in North Carolina's last-second defeat at East Carolina. With 27 total tackles in his first two games, Mapp now leads the ACC and ranks ninth nationally in tackles.
SPECIALIST--Brandon Tate, Wide Receiver, 6-1, 190, Junior, Burlington, N.C.
North Carolina's Brandon Tate has been tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference's Specialist of the Week. Tate, a junior from Burlington, N.C., returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown in the Tar Heels' 34-31 loss at East Carolina, tying a school-record for career kick returns for touchdowns with five. He also added 100 yards on kickoff returns in the game, including one 49-yarder to set up a North Carolina touchdown. For the game, Tate finished with 263 all-purpose yards.
Mapp, Tate Earn ACC Honors
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