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October 27, 2008

Nicks, Burney named ACC Players of Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina Wide Receiver Hakeem Nicks and cornerback Kendric Burney headline the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week for the games of Oct. 25.

Nicks scored four touchdowns in the Tar Heels' 45-24 win over Boston College. He caught eight passes for 139 yards to claim the Offensive Back of the Week award.

He caught passes of 26, 40 and 43 yards for touchdowns and had a 12-yard run for pay-dirt.

Burney made two interceptions to claim Defensive Back of the Week honors. Both set up Tar Heel touchdowns, and his 37-yard return on the opening drive of the second half gave North Carolina the ball on the Boston College 1-yard line. He also had eight tackles in the win over the Eagles.

OFFENSIVE BACK-Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina , WR, 6-1, 210, Jr., Charlotte , N.C.

In North Carolina 's 45-24 victory over No. 23 Boston College, Nicks became the first Tar Heel to score four touchdowns in a game since 2006. He had a career-high three touchdown receptions (26, 40 and 43 yards) in the second quarter and scored on a 12-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Nicks finished with eight catches for 139 yards receiving and three carries for 31 yards. It was his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the ninth of his career.

DEFENSIVE BACK-Kendric Burney, North Carolina, CB, 5-9, 185, So., Jacksonville, N.C.

Burney intercepted two passes, broke up a pass and posted eight tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, in UNC's 45-24 win over No. 23 Boston College. With 3:45 remaining in the first half, Burney intercepted a Chris Crane pass on the boundary to give the Tar Heels possession on the Eagle 44-yard line, eventually leading to a North Carolina touchdown.

On Boston College 's first possession of the second half, Burney stepped in front of the receiver and weaved his way 37 yards to the Eagles' 1-yard line to set up a Tar Heel touchdown.


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