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Four Miami Hurricanes players honored

Miami's Duke Johnson (8) scores a second-quarter touchdown after escaping a tackle attempt of Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett (34) as defensive end Dadi Nicolas, left, watches during an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va.,Thursday, Oct. 23 2014.
Miami's Duke Johnson (8) scores a second-quarter touchdown after escaping a tackle attempt of Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett (34) as defensive end Dadi Nicolas, left, watches during an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va.,Thursday, Oct. 23 2014. AP

Three Hurricanes were named Players of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, and another was honored as a Butkus Award semifinalist.

Tailback Duke Johnson earned Offensive Back of the Week honors following his career-high 249-yard rushing performance at Virginia Tech.

Shane McDermott, a 6-4, 296-pound senior center, earned Offensive Lineman of the Week, anchoring a line that paved the way for UM’s 364 rushing yards. McDermott had three pancake blocks.

Jermaine Grace, a sophomore linebacker, earned Co-Linebacker of the Week. Grace had four tackles, a sack and a pair of fumble recoveries.

Also on Monday, senior linebacker Denzel Perryman was named a Butkus Award semifinalist. The award goes to the outstanding linebacker in college football at season’s end.

▪ Coach Al Golden said right tackle Kc McDermott (knee), will miss the rest of the season.

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