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Kuechly named ACC Player of Week

Boston College sophomore middle linebacker Luke Kuechly is one of seven players being honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week.

Kuechly helped the Eagles upset Clemson on Saturday, 16-10, by tallying 14 tackles and extending his nation-leading streak to 17 games with 10 or more tackles. Kuechly also had a key late-game interception, picking off a Kyle Parker pass at the BC 45 on second down, with 1:42 remaining.

Going into Saturday's game, Kuechly, the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Rookie of the Year, was averaging 13.86 tackles per game and was second in solo stops per game, his 8.0 average trailing only Oklahoma State's Orie Lemon (8.14).

The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder said last week that his philosophy is simple: "I feel like you just gotta get to the ball as fast as you can. That's how I've always done it."

Also last week, Eagles coach Frank Spaziani praised Kuechly's run-snuffing instinct.

"He's been impressive from the day he got into games," Spaziani said. "There's some areas that he obviously needs a lot of work on. But going to the football is not one area that he needs work on."