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Virginia Tech football: Antwaun Powell-Ryland receives award for his performance in win over Wake Forest

Virginia Tech defensive end Antwaun Powell-Ryland was named ACC defensive lineman of the week for his performance in last week’s win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Powell-Ryland had six tackles, including 4.5 for loss, four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the win. He now has seven sacks on the season, which leads the ACC.

Powell-Ryland, a Portsmouth, Va., native, played high school football at Indian River. He spent the first three seasons of his collegiate career at Florida before entering the transfer portal. He quickly became a top priority for head coach Brent Pry once he hit the portal.