Riley Named ACC Player of the Week
Eron Riley
Eron Riley

Posted Sep 25, 2007

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wide receiver Eron Riley has received ACC Player of the Week honors following an outstanding performance in the Blue Devils' 46-43 loss at Navy this past weekend.

Against the Midshipmen, Eron Riley caught six passes for a career-high 235 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdown receptions -- covering 76, 35, nine and 69 yards -- matched Duke's single-game school record set by Corey Thomas against Georgia Tech in 1997. In addition, the 235-yard effort marks the fifth-highest single-game total in Duke gridiron history while the 24 points scores equals the fourth-best single-game effort in the Blue Devil annuals.

Riley's 76-yard scoring strike from quarterback Thaddeus Lewis matched the ninth-longest pass completion in school history. The Savannah, Ga., native averaged 39.2 yards per catch on the afternoon, and now owns career totals of 59 receptions for 1,260 yards and nine touchdowns in 25 career games.

In the ACC, Riley currently ranks first in receiving yards per game (92.5), touchdown receptions (4) and yards per catch (23.1; minimum 10 receptions).

In addition to Riley's offensive back of the week citation, the other ACC weekly honorees included Clemson's Christian Capote (offensive lineman), Virginia's Jeffrey Fitzgerald (defensive lineman), Wake Forest's Alphonso Smith (defensive back), N.C. State's Darrell Blackman (specialist) and Wake Forest's Josh Adams (rookie).

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