Who leads the ACC in player-of-the-week honors?


Florida State sits at 4-2 at the midway point of the season, but quarterback Deondre Francois is making a strong case for ACC Rookie of the Year.

Francois leads the league in player-of-the-week honors through the first six weeks of 2016. Of the 50 selections made by the media so far, the redshirt freshman signal-caller has claimed weekly awards three times.

Here’s a full breakdown of the awards through six weeks:


Offensive Back

Deondre Francois, Florida State

Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina

Deshaun Watson, Clemson

Dalvin Cook, Florida State


Offensive Lineman

Taylor Hearns, Clemson

Lucas Crowley, North Carolina

Freddie Burden, Georgia Tech

Roderick Johnson, Florida State

Jay Guillermo, Clemson

Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh



Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse

Travis Rudolph, Florida State

James Quick, Louisville

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

Stacy Coley, Miami


Defensive Lineman

DeMarcus Walker, Florida State

Duke Ejiofor, Wake Forest

Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh

Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech

Trent Harris, Miami

Bradley Chubb, NC State



Kendall Joseph, Clemson

Andre Smith, North Carolina

Cayson Collins, North Carolina

Zaire Franklin, Syracuse

Ben Boulware, Clemson

Marquel Lee, Wake Forest


Defensive Back

Derwin James, Florida State

Ryan Lewis, Pittsburgh

Daivon Ellison, Syracuse

Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville

Jessie Bates, Wake Forest

Juan Thornhill, Virginia

Deondre Singleton, Duke



Ricky Aguayo, Florida State

Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh

Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Shaun Wilson, Duke

Nick Weiler, North Carolina

Chris Blewitt, Pittsburgh



Deondre Francois, Florida State

Cade Carney, Wake Forest

Dedrick Mills, Georgia Tech

Ahmmon Richards, Miami

Daniel Jones, Duke

Dedrick Mills, Georgia Tech

Deondre Francois, Florida State


Francois isn’t the only FSU player gaining recognition. The Seminoles lead all ACC teams in player-of-the-week recipients:

Florida State – 9

North Carolina – 7

Clemson – 5

Louisville – 5

Pittsburgh – 5

Wake Forest – 4

Duke – 3

Georgia Tech – 3

Miami – 3

Syracuse – 3

NC State – 1

Virginia – 1

Virginia Tech – 1

Boston College – 0


Only four players have collected multiple POW awards. Lamar Jackson, who has emerged as the front-runner for ACC Player of the Year, is one of those:

Deondre Francois, Florida State – 3

Lamar Jackson, Louisville – 2

Dedrick Mills, Georgia Tech – 2

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina – 2