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.