Amba Etta-Tawo Named ACC Receiver of the Week

Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named the ACC receiver of the week for his performance against Pittsburgh.

Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo continues to be recognized for his monster season in 2016. Against Pittsburgh on Saturday, he caught a career-high 13 passes for 178 yards and a school-record five touchdowns. That performance earned him the ACC Receiver of the Week Award as handed out by the conference on Monday. 

Etta-Tawo's five touchdowns matched an ACC record set by Torry Holt for NC State in 1997. Three of the five scores were in the fourth quarter, with four coming after intermission. 

The senior graduate transfer set a new Orange single season record for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,482), receiving yards per game (123.5) and 100-yard receiving games (7). His 14 touchdowns this season tied the Syracuse record.

With the stellar season, Etta-Tawo finished second nationally in receiving yards and receiving yards per game. He led all FBS receivers in both catches and receiving yards. 

The record setting year also earned Etta-Tawo All-ACC first team honors as named by the ACC media. Brisly Estime, Zaire Franklin and Sterling Hofrichter earned All-ACC third team while Erv Philips was given honorable mention. 

His performance shows how prolific wide receivers can be within Dino Babers offense. Unfortunately for Syracuse, Etta-Tawo has exhausted his eligibility, and the Orange will be looking to replace his production next season. Regardless, his strong season is a great recruiting tool for Babers' staff. 

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