Two Hokies earned ACC player of the week honors after Monday night’s 20-17 overtime win against Georgia Tech. Jack Tyler was named linebacker of the week, while Cody Journell was the league’s specialist of the week.
Tyler, who is from Oakton, had a career-high 17 tackles against the Yellow Jackets, topping his previous high of 12 last year against Georgia Tech. Seven were solo stops. It was the most tackles in a game by a Hokies defender since rover Michael Crawford had 18 against Texas A&M in 2003.
Journell, who was reinstated to the team over the summer after his arrest on a breaking and entering charge last December, redeemed himself after missing a 38-yarder in the fourth quarter.
His 41-yard field goal as the clock expired in regulation tied the game at 17 and forced overtime. The former Giles High standout from Ripplemead kicked his first-ever game-ending field goal in the extra session, making a 17-yarder to give the Hokies the victory.
Here’s a link to all of the ACC’s players of the week.