CLEMSON, SC — The Atlantic Coast Conference today announced that center Will Putnam (Offensive Lineman of the Week) and running back Will Shipley (Running Back of the Week) have earned Player of the Week honors. ACC Week for their performances in Clemson’s 48-20 victory. against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
The selections are Clemson’s first and second of the season. With the addition of duo honors this week, Clemson has now earned a total of 555 weekly ACC honors since 1968.
Putnam’s selection is the first of his career. Shipley’s selection is the fourth weekly ACC honor of his career, including three ACC Rookie of the Week selections as a true freshman in 2021. He becomes the 27th Clemson player since 1968 to earn at least four career ACC Weekly Awards.
Putnam ranked 92% with two knockdowns against Louisiana Tech, according to Clemson’s coaching staff. He centered an offensive line that helped Clemson to 280 rushing yards and 241 passing yards, moving Clemson to 57-0 passing and rushing for over 200 yards under Dabo Swinney. Clemson’s 280 rushing yards was a season high, his highest single-game rushing total since a 332-yard rushing effort against Wake Forest last season.
Shipley rushed 12 times for a career-high 139 yards with two touchdowns on Saturday. In the process, he became the first Clemson player on record since 1950 to open a season with multiple rushing touchdowns in each of the first three games of a season. He is now the fifth ACC player (and third ACC running back) since 2000 to rush for multiple touchdowns in each of the first three games of a season.