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September 29, 2008

Sexton, Goddard earn ACC player of the week honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- North Carolina Quarterback Cam Sexton and safety Trimane Goddard headline the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week for the games of Sept. 27.

Sexton earned Offensive Back of the Week as he completed 11-of-19 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over Miami. He also commanded the Tar Heel offense on a game-winning seven-play, 56-yard drive that culminated in a 14-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds remaining.

Goddard claimed Defensive Back of the Week honors with an eight-tackle, two interception day, capped off by one of the top plays of the week, an interception in the end zone to seal the Tar Heel win.

OFFENSIVE BACK---Cameron Sexton, North Carolina , QB, 6-1, 190, Jr., Laurinburg , N.C.

Junior quarterback Cameron Sexton came off the bench to lead the Tar Heels to a 28-24 victory at Miami . The Laurinburg, N.C., native was 11 of 19 for 242 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winner with 46 seconds. Sexton came in on Carolina 's third possession of the game and led the Tar Heels on a 58-yard scoring drive.

In the second half, with Carolina trailing by 10, he hit Hakeem Nicks in stride for a 74-yard touchdown play. It was the longest pass completion of Sexton's career. Finally, with time winding down and Carolina trailing by three, he led the Tar Heels on a 56-yard scoring drive, going 3 for 4, including a perfectly thrown pass in the corner of the end zone to Brooks Foster for the game-winning touchdown.

DEFENSIVE BACK---Trimane Goddard, UNC, S, 5-11, 195, Sr., Robersonville , N.C.

Senior safety Trimane Goddard posted a team-high eight tackles, intercepted two passes and broke up another in Carolina 's come-from-behind 28-24 victory at Miami .

On the final play of the game, Goddard picked off a pass in the back of the end zone, knocking it out of the hands of the intended receiver and holding on for his second interception of the day as the game ended. Earlier, he returned an interception 35 yards. It was the second time in his career Goddard had two interceptions in a game at Miami (2005).

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