GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference honored two University of Maryland football players on Monday, according to Maryland Athletics.
Senior Linebacker Marcus Whitfield, of Germantown, Md., was voted ACC Linebacker of the Week, while senior defensive back Dexter McDougle, of Falmouth, Va., earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week, in Maryland's 32-21 win over the University of Connecticut on Saturday.
Whitfield led a defensive attack that sacked UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer six times, which is the most sacks by a Terp since Oct. 1, 2005.
McDougle set a career-high with two interceptions, returning one 49 yards for a touchdown. McDougle is the first Terp to return an interception for a touchdown since teammate A.J. Hendy took one back against N.C. State on Nov. 26, 2011. McDougle finished with eight tackles, seven of which were solo.
McDougle currently has two touchdowns in his career. In his game against N.C. State, McDougle picked up a fumble and returned it 66 yards for a touchdown. He is one of seven active players in the ACC with two or more non-offensive touchdowns.
Maryland improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2001 with the win over the Huskies. The Terps will host West Virginia at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 p.m.