Three Deacons Named ACC Players of the Week
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A trio of Wake Forest players have earned ACC Player of the Week honors after Saturday's 28-27 win over North Carolina at BB&T Field.
Quarterback Tanner Price was named the Offensive Back of the Week, flanker Michael Campanaro was named the Receiver of the Week and defensive end Hasan Hazime was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
It marks the first time since Nov. 3, 2008 that Wake Forest had three players named Player of the Week. That honor was shared by nose tackle Boo Robinson, cornerback Alphonso Smith and punter/placekicker Shane Popham.
Price, a 6-2, 205-pound junior from Austin, TX (Westlake HS) completed 27 of 38 passes for 327 yards in Wake Forest's 28-27 win over North Carolina on Sept. 8. Price also carried seven times for five yards and rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Price's 327 yards represented a career-high in passing yards and the two rushing touchdowns were also a career-best. Trailing 27-21 with 6:36 to play in the game, Price led Wake Forest on an 11-play, 93-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown. On the drive, Price completed five of seven passes for 67 yards and carried three times for five yards including the game-winning 1-yard TD plunge.
Campanaro, a 5-11, 195-pound redshirt junior from Clarksville, MD (River Hill HS) caught a career-high 13 passes for a career-high 164 yards in the win over North Carolina. Campanaro had nine catches for 108 yards in the first half as Wake Forest built a 21-14 halftime lead. He had four catches for 56 yards in the second half including a 15-yard reception on the game-winning drive. Campanaro's 13 receptions were two shy of the school record and the most ever by a Deacon vs. UNC.
Hazime, a 6-5, 270-pound grad student from Pickering, Ontario, had five tackles including three solos and two assists. A fifth-year transfer from Akron, Hazime made his first career Wake Forest start on Saturday, filling in for an injured Zach Thompson. Hazime had a sack of UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, forcing a fumble which Hazime then recovered. That set up Wake Forest's go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter. Hazime also broke up a team-high two pass attempts by UNC.
Wake Forest will be back in action at No. 5 Florida State on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.