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ACC Honors Ferrara, Hartsfield

Two Maryland freshmen were honored by the ACC this week.

Place kicker Nick Ferrara was voted as the league’s co-specialist of the week, sharing the award with Virginia place kicker Robert Randolph. Linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield was named the week’s top freshman.

What did Ferrara not do Saturday? His first punt of the game was a 61-yarder than pinned Clemson at its own 4. Ferrara averaged 43.2 yards on eight punts. Right now, I say Maryland’s team MVP is Torrey Smith. No. 2 is Ferrara.

Hartsfield played a great overall game and made the game-clinching sack on Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker. Hartsfield knocked the ball loose and recovered the fumble in the game’s final seconds.

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 6, 2009; 12:26 PM ET
Categories:  Football  
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I can't wait for the ACC and UMD to honor me.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 6, 2009 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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CO-SPECIALIST - Nick Ferrara, Maryland, P/PK, Fr., 6-1, 195, Hicksville, N.Y. (St. Anthony’s)

Maryland freshman placekicker Nick Ferarra handled all three phases of the kicking game in a 24-21 win against Clemson. Ferarra punted eight times and averaged 43.2 yards per punt with a long of 61—the third highest mark in the league this season—and landed three kicks inside Clemson’s 20-yard line. The true freshman was also perfect in his place-kicking duties as he converted all three of his point-after-touchdown tries and connected on a season-long 43-yard field goal that put the Terrapins on the board early in the second quarter.

ROOKIE – Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland, OLB, Fr., 6-2, 230, Raleigh, N.C. (Southeast Regional)

Maryland freshman outside linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield is the first defensive player this season to take ACC Rookie of the Week honors after registering a team and career-high 10 tackles, eight solo stops, 2.5 tackles for loss—including one sack—and one clutch play in a 24-21 win against Clemson. As Maryland clung to a 24-21 lead with Clemson on the Terps’ 28-yard line with less than one minute remaining in the game, Hartsfield sacked Tiger quarterback Kyle Parker, forced a fumble in the process, then recovered the loose ball to seal the win for Maryland
Hartsfield had a fantastic game and Ferrara was the MVP - the first half could have been much worse if he had not kept pinning the Tigers deep in their own territory.

Posted by: HughGRection | October 6, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Note the mistake on Ferrara's summary - his first extra point was blocked. Just saying...

Posted by: HughGRection | October 6, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Note the mistake on Ferrara's summary - his first extra point was blocked. Just saying...

Posted by: HughGRection | October 6, 2009 4:18 PM

No it wasn't. What game were you watching?

Posted by: virtueandvice | October 7, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Hugh I'm assuming you're thinking of the Skins' blocked extra point on sunday. The Redskins and Terps teams/seasons seem to mirror each other so closely I get them confused sometimes too.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 7, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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