Athlon has honored Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd as its national player of the week for his performance in the Tigers' 38-35 victory over Georgia.
The editors wrote:
'Boyd was the catalyst for Clemson’s 38-35 victory over Georgia. The senior quarterback took advantage of a rebuilt Bulldogs’ secondary, throwing for 270 yards and three touchdowns on 18 completions. Boyd also added 42 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
'With Boyd at the controls, Clemson’s offense is one of the nation’s best. And the senior quarterback should be near the top of the Heisman watchlist after his Week 1 performance.'
Also honored for the first week of the season were Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as national freshman of the week, Northwestern linebacker Collin Ellis as defensive player of the week, and Oklahoma State OC Glenn Spence as national coordinator of the week.
In addition to Boyd and Winston, ACC honors went to Virginia's Anthony Harris (defense) and Maryland's Mike Locksley (coordinator).