TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following standout performances in No. 13 Florida State’s 17-6 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, junior wide receiver Travis Rudolph and redshirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois collected ACC Player of the Week honors. Rudolph tallied career highs in receptions (13) and receiving yards (238) to grab his second ACC Receiver of the Week accolade this season and third of his career. Rudolph’s receiving yardage total versus the Demon Deacons is the fifth-most by any player in the nation in a game this season.
His reception total also is tied for fifth most in FSU history and his yardage is the fourth-most by a Nole and the most since Peter Warrick had 249 yards against Clemson 19 years ago – in 1997. Rudolph now has two 200-yard receiving games in his career and both have come in his last eight games.
The West Palm Beach, Fla., native had seven receptions for 201 yards against Houston in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Rudolph collected ACC Receiver of the Week in Week 2 of this season after leading FSU past Charleston Southern with seven receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Francois was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time overall in 2016 after passing for 319 yards and one touchdown on 22-of-37 attempts to go along with a two-yard rushing score. It marked the third 300-yard passing game for the first-year signal-caller from Orlando, Fla. He also threw for 372 yards versus North Carolina and exploded for 419 yards in his debut against Ole Miss in the Camping World Kickoff.
On the season, Francois has completed 138 of 221 pass attempts (62.4 percent) for 1,876 yards and 10 touchdowns against just three interceptions. He has added three rushing touchdowns. He leads all freshman in the nation with 268 passing yards per game.
Francois has collected four ACC Player of the Week awards overall in 2016, nabbing Rookie of the Week three times (Wake Forest, Miami, Ole Miss) and Offensive Back of the Week once (Ole Miss).