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ACC Night Of Legends to highlight past and future ACC football greats

Posted Friday, December 3, 2010

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Charlotte, NC The Atlantic Coast Conference will host the ACC Night of Legends on Friday, December 3, offering a tribute to the outstanding athletes from the league’s rich history, which includes National Champions, Heisman Trophy winners, and first-round draft picks. The event will honor a Football Legend from all 12 ACC member institutions as well as the 2010 ACC Football season’s postseason award winners.

This year, the event features ACC Football Legends: Boston College’s Tony Thurman, Clemson’s Steve Fuller, Duke’s Jay Wilkinson, Florida State’s Peter Boulware, Georgia Tech’s Randy Rhino, Maryland’s Darryl Hill, Miami’s Cortez Kennedy, North Carolina’s Ethan Horton, NC State’s Ted Brown, Virginia’s Barry Wood, Virginia Tech’s Cornell Brown, and Wake Forest’s Larry Hopkins.

In addition, the following Player and Coach Awards will be presented:


Jacob's Blocking Trophy
Rodney Hudson, Florida State

Brian Piccolo Award
To be announced Friday

Jim Tatum Award
Christian Ponder, Florida State

Offensive Rookie of the Year
Danny O'Brien, Maryland

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

Overall Rookie of the Year
Danny O'Brien, Maryland

Offensive Player of the Year
Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech

Defensice Player of the Year
Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson

Overall Player of the Year
Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech

Coach of the Year
Ralph Friedgen, Maryland



The gala will begin with a cocktail hour at Charlotte’s Convention Center downtown. Doors will open around 7 p.m. and guests will be invited in to have a seat, enjoy dinner and the presentation of awards.

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