Clemson's Benton named ACC specialist of the week

By: Staff Reporter
By: Staff Reporter

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clemson punter Spencer Benton headlines a list of eight players named as the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Benton kicked an ACC record 61-yard field goal in Clemson's 52-27 victory over Ball State.

The 61-yard field goal broke the previous Clemson record by four yards and broke the previous ACC record by a yard. It was just the fourth field goal of 60 yards or more at the FBS level this century (The fifth was kicked later in the afternoon by Andrew Furney of Washington State against Eastern Washington, a 60-yarder).

In addition to his record setting field goal, Benton kicked off five times with four resulting in touchbacks. He also had a 43-yard average on two punts, both of which pinned Ball State inside its own 20.

He also held on Clemson place kicks, except for his 61-yard attempt.


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