Maryland's L.A. Goree named ACC's Linebacker of the Week

October 14, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

Terps junior L.A. Goree has been named the ACC's Linebacker of the Week after making a career-high 15 tackles in Saturday’s 27-26 win over Virginia.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Bowie native made nine solo tackles and one for a loss. His 16 tackles are the most by a Maryland player since Demetrius Hartsfield had 18 at North Carolina State on Nov. 26, 2011.

Goree spoke after Saturday's game abaout how important it was for Maryland to rebound from its 63-0 loss at Florida State a week earlier.

“It means a lot because it was a tough loss and we definitely had to bounce back," Goree said. "It was definitely getting our pride back, our sense of Maryland pride. The fact that we got the victory, [improved to] 5-1, that's not too bad.”

He is the fifth Maryland player to earn ACC weekly honors this season.

The others:

* Stefon Diggs (Receiver of the Week) after the Old Dominion game

* Dexter McDougle (Defensive Back of the Week) after UConn

* Marcus Whitfield (Linebacker of the Week) after UConn

* A.J. Hendy earned (Defensive Back of the Week) after West Virginia.

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