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Rocco and Canady Earn ACC Weekly Honors

Michael Rocco

Nov. 12, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Following Virginia's 41-40 home victory over Miami, UVa's junior quarterback Michael Rocco was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week and freshman cornerback Maurice Canady, for the second week in a row, was named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week, as announced by the league office today.

Rocco (Lynchburg, Va.) completed 29-of-37 passes for 300 yards, four touchdowns, and had no interceptions to help Virginia to the win over the Hurricanes. Rocco tossed a 10-yard pass to TE Jake McGee in the back of the end zone with six seconds left to produce the go-ahead score for the Cavaliers. Rocco’s passing numbers included a school record streak of 18 consecutive completions and set career highs in completions (29) and touchdowns (four).

Virginia’s final drive saw Rocco direct the Cavaliers 87 yards in 2:32, converting two fourth downs during the drive. Rocco either passed or ran (one QB sneak) for all 87 yards during the drive.

A week after his first start and earning ACC Player of the Week honors, Canady (Richmond) had another big game in UVa’s triumph over Miami. He came up with nine tackles, broke up one pass and forced a fumble that he recovered on the Virginia two-yard line early in the fourth quarter.


 

 

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