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Maryland Defensive Lineman Joe Vellano Named First-Team All-ACC

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP, ACSMA) – The Atlantic Coast Conference released its All-ACC Football teams Monday, and 12 Seminoles, 11 Tarheels and eight Tigers made either the first or second teams. Division champions Florida State and Georgia Tech meet Saturday night in the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte.

There were no unanimous first-team selections, though North Carolina sophomore running back Giovani Bernard received 45 of 46 first-team votes from voting members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Florida State junior defensive end Bjoern Werner was the only defensive player to receive either a first- or second-team vote. Werner, one of four Seminoles on the first-team defense, received 43 first-team votes, while Clemson junior quarterback Tajh Boyd, who was one of six Clemson players on the first-team offense, received 41 first-team votes.

Bernard led the ACC with 1,228 yards, 19 total touchdowns and 114 points this season.  He made the first team as a running back and specialist. Werner led the ACC with 13 sacks among his 18 tackles for loss.  Boyd led the ACC in passing efficiency and touchdown passes (34).

Bernard and Boyd are repeat first-team selections, as are Georgia Tech offensive guard Omoregie Uzzi, Clemson center Dalton Freeman, Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins and Maryland defensive tackle Joe Vellano.

Nine of the ACC's 12 schools placed at least one player on the first team. Clemson had the most, with six, while Florida State and North Carolina had five apiece.  Boston, College, Duke and Virginia each placed two players on the first team, while Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State had one each.

Virginia Tech placed three players on the second team, while Wake Forest had two, and Miami freshman Duke Johnson made the second team as a running back and specialist.

The 2012 All-ACC Football team as voted on by 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. NOTE: A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB-Tajh Boyd, Clemson (86)

RB-Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (91)

RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson (77)

WR-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson (80)

WR-Alex Amidon, Boston College (53)

OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia (53)

OT-Brandon Thomas, Clemson (51)

OG-Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (79)

OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (64)

C-Dalton Freeman, Clemson (78)

TE-Brandon Ford, Clemson (54)

K-Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (79)

Spec.- Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (48)

Defense

DE-Bjoern Werner, Florida State (89) 

DE-Cornellius Carradine, Florida State (77)

DT-Joe Vellano, Maryland (80)

DT-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina (63)

LB-Nick Clancy, Boston College (66)

LB-Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (65)

LB-Steve Greer, Virginia (58)

CB-Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (66)

CB-Ross Cockrell, Duke (50)

S-Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (59)

S-Earl Wolff, NC State (46)

P-Will Monday, Duke (73)

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB-EJ Manuel, Florida State (25)

RB-Duke Johnson, Miami (47)

RB-Chris Thompson, Florida State (31)

WR-Conner Vernon, Duke (51)

WR-Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (32)

OT-James Hurst, North Carolina (50)

TIE OT-Cameron Erving, Florida State (21)

TIE OT-Emmett Cleary, Boston College (21)

OG-Tre' Jackson, Florida State (26)

OG-R.J. Matttes, NC State (24)

C- Bryan Stork, Florida State (19)

TE-Eric Ebron, North Carolina (51)

TIE K-Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (22)

TIE K-Casey Barth, North Carolina (22)

Spec.-Duke Johnson, Miami (44)

Defense

DE-James Gayle, Virginia Tech (30)

DE-Kareem Martin, North Carolina (22)

DT-Everett Dawkins, Florida State (34)

DT-Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (24)

LB-Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland (34)

LB-Christian Jones, Florida State (31)

LB-Jack Tyler Virginia Tech (28)

CB-David Amerson, NC State (46)

CB-Antone Exum, Virginia Tech (44)

S-Rashard Hall, Clemson (43)

S- Walt Canty, Duke (31)

P-Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina (40)

Honorable Mention [Name, School, Position, Points]:  Kenny Anunike (D), de (13); Jeremiah Attaochu (GT), lb (26); Brandan Bishop (NCS), safety (20); Travis Bond (NC), og (14); Tre Boston (NC), safety (29); Darryl Cato-Bishop (NCS), de (12); Emmett Cleary (BC), ot (21);  Jamison Crowder (D), wr (15); Stefon Diggs (MD), spec. (33);  Jay Finch (GT), c (16); Jon Feliciano (MI), og (16); A.J. Francis (MD), de (12); Kyle Fuller (VT), cb (16); Mike Glennon (NCS), qb (10); Malliciah Goodman (CL), de (16); Dave Harding (D), og (14); Seantrel Henderson (MI), ot (13); Antoine Hopkins (VT), dt (10); Derrick Hopkins (VT), dt (15); Will Jackson (GT), ot (14); Timmy Jernigan (FS), dt (15); Alexander Kinal (WF), p (12); Gerald Levano (BC), p (13); Brandon Linder (MI), og (21); Ross Martin (D), pk (11);  Anthony McCloud (FS), dt (10); Jake McGee (VA), te (12); Demetrious Nicholson (VA), cb (12); Denzel Perryman (MI), lb (12); Kevin Pierre-Louis (BC), lb (14); Bryn Renner (NC), qb (15); LaRoy Reynolds (VA), lb (10); Tim Scott (NC), cb (10);  Perry Simmons (D), ot (11); Orwin Smith (GT), rb (13); Kenny Tate (MD), lb (12); Bruce Taylor (VT), lb (19); Sammy Watkins (CL), wr (19); Menelik Watson (FS), ot (13); Camden Wentz (NCS), c (12); Brennan Williams (NC), ot (13); Vince Williams (FS), lb (11)

 

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