PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Chesapeake's Patrick Jones II has been voted the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive lineman of the week.
In Pitt's Saturday victory vs. Louisville, Jones, a former Grassfield High School standout, spearheaded the Panthers' swarming defensive effort, collecting three sacks and tying for team-high honors with six total stops. He became the first Pitt player to compile three sacks in a game since Jaylen Twyman also had three against Ohio on Sept. 7, 2019.
Jones and the Panthers completely neutralized Louisville's high-scoring offense. The Cardinals managed just 223 total yards and, in the face of relentless pressure, threw three interceptions. Louisville entered the game averaging more than 500 yards.
This is the second career ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honor for Jones.