To no one’s surprise, Georgia Tech kicker Wesley Wells was named the ACC’s specialist of the week Monday. Wells, a walk-on freshman, was 4-for-4 on field goals Saturday in the Yellow Jackets’ 30-27 win over Virginia at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
His final two makes were high-pressure kicks, a career-long 48-yarder with 1:04 remaining in regulation to put Tech ahead 27-24 and then a 40-yarder in overtime to give the Jackets the 30-27 advantage that held up after Virginia failed to score in its overtime possession.
Wells is now 8-for-8 on field-goal tries and 35-for-35 on point-after tries. Wells is the sixth Tech player to earn ACC recognition this season, following quarterbacks TaQuon Marshall and Tobias Oliver, left guard Parker Braun, defensive end Anree Saint-Amour and linebacker Jalen Johnson.
The last Tech player named an ACC player of the week as a specialist was Lance Austin after the “Miracle on Techwood Drive” game when he returned a blocked field goal for a game-winning touchdown against Florida State in 2015.
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