O'Donnell, Coley Pick Up ACC Weekly Honors
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|
|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|