Sept. 18, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State sophomore cornerback Tony Carter was named the ACC football specialist of the week for his outstanding performance for the Seminoles against Clemson. It marks the first time this season and the first time in his career Carter has been so honored by the league. It marks the third time in the first three weeks of the season a Florida State player has been named ACC Player of the Week.
Carter scored eight of the Seminoles’ 20 points in Saturday’s 27-20 loss to Clemson. After the Tigers’ first extra point attempt of the game was blocked by Lawrence Timmons, Carter scooped up the loose ball and raced 90 yards for the defensive point after touchdown. It was the first time in school history that a Seminole had scored defending a PAT. Almost 15 minutes later, the 5-9, 170-pound sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., picked up a blocked Clemson field goal attempt and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown.
Florida State plays host to Rice in a non-conference game at Doak Campbell Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPNU and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.