Travis Benjamin Named ACC Specialist of the Week

Travis Benjamin Named ACC Specialist of the Week

Sept. 13, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C.– University of Miami junior punt returner Travis Benjamin has been named ACC Specialist of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Benjamin is the second ‘Cane to earn ACC weekly honors this year after freshman Lamar Miller earned rookie honors last week.

Benjamin led the Hurricanes against No. 2 Ohio State with 130 all-purpose yards. He returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown, as he and Miller are believed to be the first duo in Miami history to return a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in the same game. Benjamin’s punt return of 79 yards tied for the 10th longest in school history. It also marks his first career punt return for a touchdown and the first for Miami since Thearon Collier’s 60-yard punt return last season against Virginia.

Offensively, Benjamin added three catches for 51 yards.

Wake Forest’s Marshall Williams was named Offensive Back of the Week after he accounted for three touchdowns in Wake Forest’s 54-48 win over Duke on Sept. 11. Other weekly winners in the conference were Joe Torchia (Virginia) – Offensive Line; Luke Luechly (Boston College) – Defensive Line; Audie Cole (NC State) – Defensive Back; Tanner Price (Wake Forest) – Rookie.

The ‘Canes have off this week and will return to action on Thursday, Sept. 23 for another non-conference road game at Pittsburgh.