Nov. 19, 2012
Boston College's Nick Clancy has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Linebacker of the Week honors, according to a league announcement made on Monday.
Clancy, a 6-foot-3, 232-pound senior from Plainfield, Ill., led Boston College's defense with a game-high 20 tackles (17 solo and three assisted), including 2.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups in the Eagles' 30-23 overtime loss against Virginia Tech in his final game at Alumni Stadium.
Clancy's performance on Saturday marked the second time this season an ACC defender recorded at least 20 tackles. Clancy, the league's leading tackler with 127 tackles through 11 games, owns both performances, having previously recorded a career-high 24 tackles (14 solo, 10 assisted) at Northwestern on Sept. 15. He earned ACC Linebacker of the Week honors for that effort as well.
Clancy entered the season with a career single-game high of seven tackles (against Wake Forest in 2009). He is also the league's overall leader in tackles per game (11.5) through 11 games in 2012.
Saturday's game against Virginia Tech also marked just the 14th time in BC history that a player has registered 20 or more tackles in a game.
Next, Boston College (2-9, 1-6 ACC) will travel to NC State (6-5, 2-4 ACC) on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. on ESPN3.