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Ejiofor picks up national weekly award

October 3, 2017 GMT

Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor was named the Chuck Bednarik Player of the Week for his eight-tackle performance against Florida State on Saturday.

Ejiofor, a redshirt senior from Houston, had 3½ tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble against the Seminoles in a 26-19 loss. His eight tackles were a career best.

For the season, Ejiofor is second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in tackles for loss (10½), trailing North Carolina State’s Bradley Chubb (11). Ejiofor leads the Deacons with three sacks and his 20 tackles are the most among the team’s defensive linemen. He’s also tied with defensive tackle Zeek Rodney for quarterback hurries (four).

The Bednarik Player of the Week is awarded each week to a defensive player.