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College Football Week 2: PFF Team of the Week and Player Awards

2RT06WM Chapel Hill, NC, USA. 9th Sep, 2023. North Carolina Tar Heels running back Omarion Hampton (28) runs in for a touchdown during overtime of the NCAA matchup against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. (Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media) (Credit Image: © Scott Kinser/Cal Sport Media). Credit: csm/Alamy Live News

• RB Omarion Hampton, North Carolina: Hampton racked up 233 yards on 26 carries against Appalachian State.

• DI Mason Graham, Michigan: Graham made a tackle resulting in a defensive stop on three of his 11 snaps against the run against UNLV.

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QB: KJ Jefferson, Arkansas
RB: Omarion Hampton, North Carolina
WR: Isaiah Alston, Army
WR: London Humphreys, Vanderbilt
TE: Holden Staes, Notre Dame
Flex: WR Gage Larvadain, Miami (OH)
LT: Patrick Paul, Houston
LG: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State
C: Landon Burton, Louisiana-Lafayette
RG: Matthew Jones, Ohio State
RT: Cooper Beebe, Kansas State

EDGE: Sam Burton, Marshall
EDGE: Solomon Byrd, USC
DI: Mason Graham, Michigan
DI: Brandon Cleveland, North Carolina State
LB: Zyrus Fiaseu, San Diego State
LB: Eli Neal, Marshall
CB: Jarrian Jones, Florida State
CB: Jabbar Muhammad, Washington
S: Jaden Hicks, Washington State
S: CJ Christian, Florida International
Flex: CB Alex Johnson, UCLA

Offensive Player of the Week: RB Omarion Hampton, North Carolina

Hampton handled 26 carries against Appalachian State, racking up 233 yards. He averaged 4.46 yards after contact per carry and forced five missed tackles in the game.

Defensive Player of the Week: DI Mason Graham, Michigan

Graham was dominant as a run defender against UNLV, with a tackle resulting in a defensive stop on three of his 11 snaps against the run. He added a quarterback hurry, taking him to five total pressures through two weeks.

Offensive Line of the Week: USC

The USC offensive line allowed just one pressure, with that coming from reserve left guard Micah Banuelos. All five starters provided clean pockets for quarterback Caleb Williams, with the team also averaging 6.7 yards per carry in the running game.

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