UNC quarterback T.J. Yates has been named the ACC’s offensive back of the week, on the strength of his career best performance in Saturday night’s 30-24 loss to LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kick Off Game in Atlanta.

UNC quarterback T.J. Yates
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  • UNC quarterback T.J. Yates

The senior completed 28 of 46 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in the Tar Heels’ season opener.

He also completed a 97-yard touchdown pass to Jheranie Boyd, the longest play from scrimmage in the program’s history, early in the fourth quarter.

UNC is off this Saturday before playing its home opener against Georgia Tech on Sept. 18.