ACC names preseason All-Conference team

BY foxsports • July 25, 2012

The names are not of the household variety, but they might be by the end of the 2012 season.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced their preseason All-Conference team Wednesday, with Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina leading the way with four selections each.

Clemson's Sammy Watkins was the only unanimous selection for the conference, an impressive feat for the sophomore wide receiver.

Florida State end Brandon Jenkins earned the most votes for a defensive player, narrowly edging Maryland tackle Joe Vellano. Both were named to multiple award watch-lists during the summer and both are vital cogs to their respective defenses.

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd was selected at quarterback over standouts E.J. Manuel and Logan Thomas. It will be interesting to see whether that remains the same when it comes time for voting at the end of the season, which is the vote that really matters.

Here is the complete team:


Offense

QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson
RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
RB Andre Ellington, Clemson
WR Conner Vernon, Duke
WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson
TE Matt Furstenburg, Maryland
T James Hurst, North Carolina
T Oday Aboushi, Virginia
G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech
G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
C Dalton Freeman, Clemson

Defense

DE Brandon Jenkins, Florida State
DE James Gayle, Virginia Tech
DT Joe Vellano, Maryland
DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest
LB Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
LB Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech
LB Steve Greer, Virginia
CB David Amerson, NC State
CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech
S Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
S Earl Wolff, NC State

Specialists

K Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
P Dalton Botts, Miami
SP Greg Reid, Florida State


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