Ferrara, Hartsfield among ACC honorees

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Just in from the ACC … a couple individual awards for Maryland.

Special teams star Nick Ferrara was named the conference’s co-specialist of the week along with Virginia kicker Robert Randolph. Ferrara had a field goal, three extra points and knocked three of his eight punts inside the 20.

Meanwhile, Demetrius Hartsfield earned the conference’s rookie of the week award. The weak-side linebacker had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery – those last three all a part of the game-clinching play in Saturday’s 24-21 victory over Clemson.

I was curious to see how often Maryland has secured these awards from the eight-person voting panel (full disclosure: I’m part of it) that selects these things each week.

So as much so I have a list to work with going forward, here are Maryland’s conference players of the week since 2005. Of immediate relevance is Hartsfield is the first Terp to earn a rookie of the week honor since Darrius Heyward-Bey in 2006:

2005

Sept. 6: LB D’Qwell Jackson (co-defensive line)
Sept. 19: TE Vernon Davis (offensive line)
Sept. 26: P Adam Podlesh (specialist)
Sept. 26: LEO Trey Covington (co-rookie)
Oct. 3: C Ryan McDonald (offensive line)
Nov. 14: S Milton Harris (defensive back)

2006

Oct. 16: RB Keon Lattimore (offensive back)
Oct. 23: K Dan Ennis (specialist)
Oct. 30: DE Jeremy Navarre (defensive line)
Oct. 30: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (rookie)
Nov. 6: K Dan Ennis (specialist)
Nov. 6: LB Erin Henderson (defensive back)
Nov. 13: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (offensive line)
Nov. 13: CB Josh Wilson (defensive back)

2007

Oct. 1: QB Chris Turner (co-offensive back)
Oct. 8: LB Dave Philistin (defensive line)
Nov. 12: QB Chris Turner (offensive back)
Nov. 12: T Scott Burley (offensive line)

2008

Sept. 29: P Travis Baltz (co-specialist)
Oct. 20: QB Chris Turner (offensive back)
Oct. 20: T Bruce Campbell (offensive line)
Nov. 17: C Edwin Williams (offensive line)

2009

Oct. 5: K/P Nick Ferrara (specialist)
Oct. 5: LB Demetrius Hartsfield (rookie)

Patrick Stevens

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