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Grace and Elder Earn ACC Weekly Honors

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Juniors Jermaine Grace and Corn Elder both earned ACC Player of the Week honors following the Hurricanes’ thrilling 30-27 victory at 22nd-ranked Duke Saturday night on the road.

Grace earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors after he totaled a career-high 17 tackles. The Florida native’s 17 tackles were the most by a Hurricane defensive player this season. In addition, Grace tallied one tackle for loss and one forced fumble. His nine solo tackles were also a single game career high.

Elder earned ACC Specialist of the Week following a game-winning touchdown, which will go down as one of the most thrilling plays in college football history. Elder was on the receiving end of the Hurricanes’ eighth lateral toss, which he then took to the endzone for the go-ahead touchdown with no time remaining.

Elder’s kickoff return for a touchdown is the second special teams touchdown he has recorded this season. He is the only player in college football this season to record an interception, a punt return for a touchdown and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

The Hurricanes return home this weekend as they welcome North Carolina to Sun Life Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. The game will be aired on the ACC Network.

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