Carmichael Named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

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Virginia Tech senior cornerback Rashad Carmichael was named ACC Defensive
Back of the Week for his performance against East Carolina on Saturday.

Carmichael had two key interceptions on back-to-back drives in the second
half during Saturday’s game. His first was returned down the sideline 68 yards
for a touchdown to push Virginia Tech’s lead to 42-27. On the next drive, he
made an athletic interception over a biggest ECU receiver on a fade route down
the left sideline. Those plays represented Virginia Tech’s first two
interceptions of the season.

Carmichael wasn’t particularly good in the first half against East Carolina.
He was beaten on a fade route in the corner of the endzone by Dwayne Harris, was
flagged for two pass interference penalties, and missed a critical tackle on one
long offensive play by the Pirates. However, the experienced r-senior rallied in
the second half and made the key plays down the stretch when his team needed it
the most.

He’ll hope for another big game on Saturday, as the Hokies travel to Chestnut
Hill to take on Boston College in a big ACC matchup.

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