Durant, Edwards Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors

Durant, Edwards Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ----- University of North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant and linebacker Larry Edwards have been named ACC Players of the Week for their performances in Carolina's 30-24 victory over NC State on Saturday.

Durant was selected Co-ACC Offensive Back of the Week along with Florida State tailback Leon Washington. Durant, a 5-11, 217-pound senior from Florence, S.C., completed 15 of 23 passes for 192 yards, zero interceptions and three touchdowns in the win over No. 25 NC State. It was his first three-touchdown game since the 2003 contest at NC State. Durant connected on a 23-yard pass to Jesse Holley in the second quarter to give Carolina a 13-3 lead. Trailing 16-13 in the fourth quarter, Durant tossed two touchdown passes, including a 46-yard completion to Adarius Bowman and a three-yard completion to tight end Jon Hamlett.

Edwards made his first start of the season and responded with eight tackles, a fumble recovery and a 54-yard interception return in the Tar Heels win. The Tampa, Fla., sophomore picked off a Jay Davis pass at the UNC 43-yard line that was tipped at the line of scrimmage and ran 54 yards to the NC State 3-yard line. North Carolina scored on the next play. Edwards also recovered a fumble in the third quarter at the UNC 20-yard line.

Carolina (3-3, 2-2 ACC) travels to No. 11 Utah on Saturday.

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