Clemson’s Walker named Lineman of the Week
GREENSBORO — Clemson sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd, senior offensive tackle Landon Walker, and senior defensive end Kourtnei Brown headline a list of eight players named as the ACC Football Players of the Week, announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.
Walker, a 2006 East Wilkes High graduate, played 82 total snaps and had five knockdown blocks in the Tigers’ 59-38 win over North Carolina and was named the Offensive Lineman of the Week. Boyd, the Offensive Back of the Week, tied a Clemson record with five passing touchdowns and an ACC record with six total scores. Brown scored two touchdowns, one on an interception return and the second on a fumble return, and was named the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Walker, a 6-foot-6 and 305-pound redshirt senior from North Wilkesboro had a 93 percent grade in Saturday’s victory, which keeps Clemson unbeaten. His play at offensive tackle helped the Tigers score 59 points, the most points Clemson has scored in the history of the series with North Carolina and the most points for any Clemson team in an ACC game since 2001.
Walker did not allow a sack, an important stat as the Tigers threw the ball 46 times when he was in the game.
Clemson plays again Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Georgia Tech.