Georgia Tech right guard Shamire Devine (No. 71) was named the ACC’s offensive lineman of the week for his play against Wake Forest Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC/Hyosub Shin/AJC

ACC honor for Georgia Tech’s Shamire Devine

Georgia Tech right guard Shamire Devine’s powerful performance against Wake Forest was recognized by the ACC, as he was named the league’s offensive lineman of the week. He is the fifth Tech player to be recognized this season and the third offensive lineman.

Devine was credited with blocking 10 defenders to the ground, including one on B-back KirVonte Benson’s 11-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, in which he pulled and leveled Demons Deacons defensive lineman Paris Block with a trap block to clear a path for Benson.

Tech ran for 427 yards, Tech’s fourth 400-yard rushing game of the season, a first in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure.

It’s the first time that Devine, a senior, has been named an ACC offensive lineman of the week. Devine joins his cohorts in the Jackets’ guard box, left guard Parker Braun and center Kenny Cooper, in earning conference player of the week honors. Quarterback TaQuon Marshall and safety A.J. Gray have also received the honor at their respective position groups.

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