For their efforts in Florida State's 21-7 victory over Florida this past Saturday, seniors Terrance Parks and Shawn Powell have both earned Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week accolades.
From the ACC:
DEFENSIVE BACK - Terrance Parks, Florida State, Sr., S, 6-2, 215, Fairburn, Ga.
Parks saved the finest performance of his career for his final regular season game - against arch-rival Florida. The second-year starter matched his career-high with 6 tackles - all solo stops - including the first two tackles for loss (-17 yards) of his career. Parks was an integral part in both the run support efforts that limited the host Gators to 54 rushing yards, and the coverage unit which yielded only 130 through the air and came away with four interceptions. Parks came away with the Seminoles' fourth and final interception of the night - the first of his career - and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead.
CO-SPECIALIST - Shawn Powell, Florida State, Sr., P, 6-4, 235, Rome, Ga.
One week after taking over the FBS lead in overall and net punting, Powell solidified his standing. Cranking out a career-high 9 punts in a conservatively called, field position game, Powell averaged 44.0 yards. More importantly he kept Florida's laboring offense backed up all day, pinning five of those nine punts inside the 20-yard line, pushing his season total to 21. Impressively enough, three of those were inside the Florida 10-yard line (he has 12 inside the 10 this season). Three of Powell's punts covered 50 or more yards (he has 11 of those in his last 3 games), including a 62-yarder that marked the sixth over 60 yards this season. On the year Powell is averaging 47.0 yards a punt and boasts a net average of 42.0, both of which lead the nation. He's nailed 43 percent of his punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line this season, and 63 percent of his punts have gone unreturned.