Chesapeake's Patrick Jones II, who leads NCAA in sacks, honored by ACC

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 14:37:42-04

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Pitt Athletic Communications) - Pitt senior defensive end Patrick Jones II, a Chesapeake product, received ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second time this season after recording another three-sack performance.

The outstanding senior pass rusher from Grassfield High School, who previously received ACC Player of the Week recognition after tallying three sacks against Louisville last month, once again had 3.0 sacks Saturday at Boston College.

Jones managed two solo sacks of Eagles' quarterback Phil Jurkovec and added a pair of assisted sacks in the contest, with those plays combining for a loss of 40 yards.

With 7.0 sacks in five games played this season, Jones leads the nation in total individual sacks. His average of 1.40 sacks per game also ranks seventh in all of college football and paces the ACC.

Jones now owns three ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week awards for his career.