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Wilson & Ekwonu Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors in Week 6



Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker Payton Wilson and Sophomore Left Guard Ikem Ekwonu earned ACC Player of the Week honors for their performances in Week 6 against Duke.

CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Ikem Ekwonu, NC State, So., LT, Charlotte, N.C.
Logged 72 gradable snaps while playing left tackle in the Wolfpack’s 31-20 win over Duke after playing the previous four games at right guard • Had five knockdown blocks on the day to bring his season total to 26 • Graded 90 percent for the night and did not allow a hurry, a hit or a sack.

LINEBACKER – Payton Wilson, NC State, So., LB, Hillsborough, N.C.
Pulled down two interceptions in NC State’s 31-20 win over Duke on Saturday • First Wolfpack player with a pair of interceptions in a game since Jerod Fernandez picked off No. 1 Florida State twice in the 2014 matchup • Wilson’s second pick of the night came with the Wolfpack down 20-14 in the third quarter and set up the go-ahead touchdown • Finished with a team-high 19 tackles, the most for a Pack player since Earl Wolff had 19 vs. Clemson in 2012 • Currently leading the ACC and ranks sixth in the FBS in tackles per game (11.0). (TheACC)


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