GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami Hurricanes graduate P Pat O’Donnell and freshman WR Stacy Coley were named the Atlantic Coast Conference Specialist and Co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday.
It is O’Donnell’s first ACC honor, while Coley collected his second Co-Rookie of the Week selection this season. O’Donnell is the ninth different Miami Hurricane to earn an ACC weekly honor this season.
O’Donnell booted four punts for a 44.2-yard average, including three kicks inside Pitt’s 20-yard line, in Miami’s 41-31 road win at Pitt. However, O’Donnell’s biggest play occurred on the opening kickoff, when the graduate punter forced a Pitt fumble which was recovered by Miami’s Garrett Kidd. O’Donnell’s career-first forced fumble resulted in the first of three Coley touchdowns in the Miami win.
Coley accumulated 171 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in Miami’s 41-31 road win at Pitt. He finished with three catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns against the Panthers, while rushing for a 73-yard TD in the second quarter. With his 73-yard touchdown run, Coley became the only FBS player in 2013 to record a touchdown via receiving, rushing, punt return and kickoff return. He is the third Miami freshman in the past 20 years to record 10-plus touchdowns in his rookie campaign, joining Clinton Portis (1999) and Duke Johnson (2012). Coley now has touchdowns in three straight games.
Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) finished the regular season with nine wins – the most by a Hurricanes team since 2009. The Canes will play in a bowl game this season and await their postseason destination later this week.
ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
DATE PLAYER AWARD
Sept. 3 Brandon Linder, OL Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week
Sept. 9 Denzel Perryman, LB Linebacker of the Week
Sept. 9 Anthony Chickillo, DL Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week
Sept. 30 Stacy Coley, WR Co-Rookie of the Week
Oct. 7 Ladarius Gunter, DB Defensive Back of the Week
Oct. 7 Duke Johnson, RB Specialist of the Week
Oct. 21 Ladarius Gunter, DB Specialist of the Week
Oct. 28 Duke Johnson, RB Offensive Back of the Week
Nov. 11 Allen Hurns, WR Co-Receiver of the Week
Nov. 25 Tracy Howard, DB Co-Defensive Back of the Week
Dec. 2 Pat O’Donnell, P Specialist of the Week
Dec. 2 Stacy Coley, WR Co-Rookie of the Week