The ACC just announced its players of the week, and Maryland remained 0-for-the-season.
This comes as no surprise; the Terrapins haven’t exactly received a ton of great individual performances, and in general, a voting panel filled with sportswriters votes for guys on teams that win.
The player with the best case relative to his weekly competition to date is linebacker Alex Wujciak, who collected 17 tackles in Saturday’s 34-13 loss to Rutgers.
It was a performance that evoked memories of earlier this decade, when guys like Charles Hill and Randy Starks capably took up space and funneled rushers to E.J. Henderson. Tackles Travis Ivey and A.J. Francis performed the same service for Wujciak on Saturday.
So while Wujciak didn’t win an award, he did roll up the most tackles of his career. And it got me looking up the best individual tackling days of the Ralph Friedgen era:
Player Tackles Game
Dave Philistin 21 2007-Georgia Tech
E.J. Henderson 20 2001-at N.C. State
E.J. Henderson 19 2002-at Virginia
E.J. Henderson 19 2002-Wake Forest
E.J. Henderson 18 2001-West Virginia
E.J. Henderson 18 2001-at Georgia Tech (OT)
D’Qwell Jackson 18 2005-vs. Navy
Erin Henderson 18 2006-at Clemson
Erin Henderson 18 2007-Virginia
E.J. Henderson 17 2001-at Wake Forest
E.J. Henderson 17 2001-Clemson
Alex Wujciak 17 2009-Rutgers
E.J. Henderson 16 2002-vs. Notre Dame
E.J. Henderson 16 2002-N.C. State
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2003-at Eastern Michigan
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2004-at West Virginia (OT)
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2004-Georgia Tech
Shawne Merriman 16 2004-N.C. State
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2004-at Virginia
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2005-Clemson
Milton Harris 16 2005-at North Carolina (OT)
D’Qwell Jackson 16 2005-Boston College
Alex Wujciak 16 2006-at Clemson
—- Patrick Stevens