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Chris Blewitt named ACC Special Teams Player of the Week

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It took a 56-yard field goal to do it, but that played helped ensure Pitt received a Player of the Week award from the ACC yet again.

On the leg of kicker Chris Blewitt, the Panthers took home another conference award as he was named the ACC's Specialist of the Week.

Blewitt's kick, of course, was a reason to give him the award. It wasn't only a school record and a career-long for him, but helped the Panthers pull off the upset on the road against Georgia Tech to move to 5-1 on the season. That field goal proved to be the game-winner as Pitt went on to a 31-28 victory after holding the Yellow Jackets on their final drive of the game. That mark also tied him for the longest-ever field goal to win an ACC game.

The official presser from Pitt also pointed out that Blewitt did his job on kickoffs as well, recording four touchbacks. This was the second time in his career that he won the award after winning it last season against Boston College in a game where he kicked three field goals.

It was great to see Blewitt get a measure of redemption since he hasn't been all that great since the missed chip shot against Duke last year. Blewitt certainly hasn't been terrible, but hasn't been rock solid, either. That had to give him a measure of confidence and it was an incredible spot to step up.

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