Brown, Dillon and Ray Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors
Third straight week BC landed an ACC Player of the Week
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Brown, sophomore running back AJ Dillon and senior defensive end Wyatt Ray were voted ACC Player of the Week at their respective positions as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. All three players had pivotal roles in BC’s 41-34 win at Wake Forest to open ACC play last Thursday in Winston-Salem.
Brown threw for a career-high 304 yards and five touchdowns on 16-for-25 passing in the 41-34 win at Wake Forest. The New Jersey native became one of two Boston College quarterbacks in school history to have thrown five or more touchdowns in a game without an interception. Doug Flutie threw for 354 yards and 6 TDs without a pick in 1984 at home vs. North Carolina.
Brown became the first BC quarterback to throw for over 300 yards and five TDs in a game since Matt Ryan vs. Wake Forest (9/1/07). It was the first 300-yard passing performance by an Eagle since Chase Rettig vs. Wake Forest (11/3/12). He now owns the top two single-game passer ratings since 1996 at BC following his performance at Wake Forest.
Brown was also recognized by the Davey O’Brien Award as one of the Great 8 quarterbacks nationally for his performance at Wake. He leads the country in passing efficiency in 2018.
Dillon was named ACC Running Back of the Week for the second consecutive week. He recorded his ninth career 100-yard game in the first half at Wake Forest. It marked the 10th start of Dillon’s career at running back for the Eagles. He finished the game with 33 carries for 185 yards and a touchdown.
Dillon has 2,021 yards for his career. He became the 19th player in school history to rush for 2,000 career yards and ranks 17th all-time at BC. Dillon is currently fifth in the nation in rushing.
In 10 games since AJ Dillon has been the starter at running back on Oct. 14, 2017, at Louisville, Boston College is 8-2 overall and has averaged 39.4 points per game.
Ray was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the first time in his career. Ray was the sixth Boston College player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, joining current teammate AJ Dillon, who was recognized on Oct. 15, 2017.
Ray set a school single-game record with four quarterback sacks as BC earned a 41-34 victory over ACC-rival Wake Forest. Ray also recorded a career-best eight tackles and had one quarterback hurry as the Eagles’ improved to 3-0, their best start to a season since 2007.
Ray leads the country with 1.67 sacks per game.
Boston College returns to action Saturday, Sept. 22 at Purdue in the first meeting between the two schools. BC looks to start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2007 and just the fifth time overall since 1955. Kickoff is set for noon with live coverage on ESPN2 and the BC IMG Sports Network.