Etta-Tawo Named ACC Receiver of the Week

Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named receiver of the week by the ACC for his strong week one performance.

The ACC handed out their weekly awards on Tuesday, and a Syracuse player was among them. Wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named ACC receiver of the week by the conference for his 12 catch, 210-yard performance against Colgate. The performance also makes him the current nation's leader in receiving yards.

From the ACC release:

"Etta-Tawo caught a career best 12 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown in his Syracuse debut to help the Orange defeat Colgate, 33-7, on Friday night. It was Etta-Tawo's third career 100-yard receiving game, and the sixth 200-yard receiving game in Syracuse history. His 210 yards rank fifth on the Orange single-game receiving yardage ledger.

"Etta-Tawo averaged 17.5 yards per catch, including a 43-yard TD reception on a pass from Eric Dungey in the first quarter for Syracuse's first touchdown of the 2016 campaign. Etta-Tawo was one of two Orange receivers to post double-digit catches against the Raiders, the first time in team history two players caught 10 or more passes in the same game."

The rest of the weekly ACC awards were named as follows:

Offensive back & rookie: Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State

Offensive lineman: Taylor Hearn, OG, Clemson

Defensive lineman: Demarcus Walker, DE, Florida State

Linebacker: Kendall Joseph, LB, Clemson

Defensive Back: Derwin James, FS, Florida State

Specialist: Ricky Aguayo, K, Florida State


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