Thanks to his impressive efforts in Saturday's victory over Rutgers, UNC senior linebacker Bruce Carter was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week.
DEFENSIVE BACK - Bruce Carter, North Carolina, LB, Sr., 6-3, 235, Havelock, N.C. (Havelock)
Carter blocked a punt, returned an interception 55 yards and had seven tackles in Carolina's 17-13 win at Rutgers.
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With Rutgers driving in Carolina territory, Carter made a leaping grab of Tom Savage's second-quarter pass and returned it to the Rutgers 28-yard line.
Carolina went on to score a touchdown and cut the lead to 10-7.
In the fourth quarter, with Carolina holding a 14-13 lead, Carter blocked a punt, his seventh career blocked kick, and the Tar Heels took over at the Rutgers 35. Carolina kicked a field goal on the ensuing drive.
Carter also added a 4-yard tackle for loss.