Oct. 20, 1997
Three Florida State Football Players Grab ACC Honors
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Three Florida State football players garnered Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors by a vote of the league's sportswriters today. Tra Thomas earned Offensive Lineman, Daryl Bush was selected Defensive Lineman and Tay Cody was tabbed Rookie of the Week for their performances in last Saturday's 38-0 win over No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Thomas, a senior offensive tackle from Deland, Fla., dominated the Georgia Tech defensive line as the Seminoles racked up 587 total yards against the Yellow Jackets. Thomas graded out at 96 percent in his best overall performance of the season according to FSU coaches. Thomas was perfect in pass protection and had nine intimidations against Tech. He shared Dominator of the Week honors from offensive coaches with E.G. Green.
Senior middle linebacker Daryl Bush anchored the FSU defense as the Seminoles held Georgia Tech to 144 total yards. Bush made 13 tackles, including seven solo stops and two third-down stops. The native of Altamonte Springs, Fla., also recorded a sack, three intimidations, and three knock 'em backs as the ACC's top rushing offense was held to 53 yards on the ground.
Cody, a redshirt freshman cornerback from Blakely, Ga., tallied a career-high 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, as the Seminoles held Tech to 91 yards passing and 144 total yards. Cody's interception in the third quarter set up FSU's third touchdown on the next play -- a 66-yard pas from Thad Busby to E.G. Green. Cody was also credited with a pass break up, two QB knock downs, two knock 'em backs and two third-down stops. He was named Tomahawk Player of the Game by defensive coaches for his efforts.