Edwards, Greene Capture ACC Player of the Week Honors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior wide receiver Rashad Greene and junior defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. captured ACC Player of the Week honors on Tuesday morning following their standout performances in No. 1 Florida State’s season-opening 37-31 victory over Oklahoma State in Saturday’s AdvocCare Cowboys Classic.
Greene was named ACC Receiver of the Week after tallying 11 catches for a career-best 203 yards and one touchdown against the Cowboys. Greene’s receiving yardage total was the most by a player in the “Power Five” conferences and the second-most nationally.
He ranks fourth in FSU history in career receptions (182) and yards (2,668) and sixth in touchdown receptions (23).
It’s Greene’s third time capturing the ACC Receiver of the Week award. He also nabbed the honor once each as a sophomore in 2012 and as a junior in 2013.
Edwards Jr. claimed the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week award after he had four tackles and a momentum-shifting sack for a 14-yard loss in the fourth quarter with FSU holding a narrow 27-24 lead.
The preseason All-American played every defensive snap in the win over OSU and now has 4.0 TFLs in his last two games, dating back to last season’s BCS Championship.