Georgia Tech honors players of the week

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Georgia Tech honors players of the week

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September 23, 2017 Atlanta - Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Dinucci (3) gets tackled from behind by Georgia Tech defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (93) in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Georgia Tech won 35 - 17 over the Pittsburgh. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Guard Parker Braun, defensive end Antonio Simmons and linebacker Terrell Lewis were named the team’s players of the week for offense, defense and special teams following the Yellow Jackets’ 35-17 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Braun blocked 22 defenders to the ground on 74 plays, helping the Jackets gain 436 rushing yards against the Panthers. He was also named the ACC offensive lineman of the week. Simmons had two sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career, and had additional quarterback  pressures. Lewis had two tackles for the kickoff cover team and was inserted onto the punt team after the Jackets gave up a punt return for a touchdown.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” Simmons said. “I still missed two to three sacks, so I really wasn’t OK with how I played. I got two sacks. I can still play way better than I did.”

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