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Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Associated Press has announced the 2007 All-ACC football team.
Local Atlantic Coast Conference football players honored were:
Carolina: Second Team Offense: Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks; Second Team Defense: Defensive end Hilee Taylor, Defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, Line backer Durell Mapp; Honorable mention Special Teams: Kicker Connor Barth, Kickoff and punt returner Brandon Tate.
Duke: Second Team Offense: Wide receiver Eron Riley.
NC State: Honorable mention offense: Outside guard Kalani Heppe; Second Team Defense: Safety DaJuan Morgan; Honorable mention defense: Defensive tackle DeMario Pressley; Second Team Special Teams: Kickoff and punt returner Darrell Blackman.
Wake Forest: First Team Offense: Wide receiver Kenneth Moore, Center Steve Justice; Second Team Offense: Running back Josh Adams. First Team Defense: Cornerback Alphonso Smith; Second Team Defense: Linebacker Aaron Curry; Honorable mention defense: Safety Chip Vaughn; Honorable mention Special Teams: Kicker Sam Swank; Kickoff and punt returner Kevin Marion.
Below is a complete list of selections, as voted on by 73 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB—Matt Ryan, Boston College (143)
RB—Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech (143)
RB—James Davis, Clemson (131)
WR—Aaron Kelly, Clemson (128)
WR—Kenneth Moore, Wake Forest (117)
TE—Ryan Purvis, Boston College (109)
OT—Barry Richardson, Clemson (120)
OT—Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech (85)
OG—Branden Albert, Virginia (105)
OG—Chris McDuffie, Clemson (100)
C—Steve Justice, Wake Forest (122)
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB—Cullen Harper, Clemson (70)
RB—Andre Callender, Boston College (72)
RB—Josh Adams, Wake Forest (51)
WR—Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (75)
WR—Eron Riley, Duke (38)
TE—Tom Santi, Virginia (60)
OT—Duane Brown, Virginia Tech (79(
OT—Gosder Cherilus, Boston College (64)
OG—Andrew Crummey, Maryland (86)
OG—Rodney Hudson, Florida State and Derrick Morse, Miami (51)
C—Kevin Tuminello, Georgia Tech (65)
HONORABLE MENTION OFFENSE
Keon Lattimore, RB, Maryland, (25); Brandon Robinson, WR, Boston College, (30); Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia, (46); Kalani Heppe, OG, N.C. State, (21).
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DE—Chris Long, Virginia, Sr. (146)
DE—Chris Ellis, Virginia Tech (70)
DT—Vance Walker, Georgia Tech (93)
DT—Dre Moore, Maryland (51)
LB—Erin Henderson, Maryland (111)
LB—Xavier Adibi, Virginia Tech (104)
LB—Geno Hayes, Florida State (69)
CB—Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest (127)
CB—Victor Harris, Virginia Tech (81)
S—Jamie Silva, Boston College (130)
S—Kenny Phillips, Miami (85)
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DE—Hilee Taylor, North Carolina (66)
DE—Darrell Robertson, Georgia Tech (36)
DT—Barry Booker, Virginia Tech (50)
DT—Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina (42)
LB—Durell Mapp, North Carolina (64)
LB—Aaron Curry, Wake Forest (54)
LB—Jolonn Dunbar, Boston College, and Phillip Weaver, Georgia Tech (48)
CB—DeJuan Tribble, Boston College (77)
CB—Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech (73)
S—Michael Hamlin, Clemson (49)
S—DaJuan Morgan, N.C. State (48)
HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSE
Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson, (32); Calais Campbell, DE, Miami, (29); Alex Albright, DE, Boston College, (22); Ron Brace, DT, Boston College, (39); DeMario Pressley, DT, N.C. State, (38); Carlton Powell, DT, Virginia Tech, (25); Dorell Scott, DT, Clemson, (25); Vince Hall, LB, Virginia Tech, (38); Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State, (47); Chip Vaughn, S, Wake Forest, (45); Jamal Lewis, S, Georgia Tech, (25); D.J. Parker, S, Virginia Tech, (23).
FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
K—Travis Bell, Georgia Tech (64)
P—Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech (126)
KR-PR—Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech (74)
SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS
K—Gary Cismesia, Florida State (40)
P—Ryan Weigand, Virginia (32)
KR-PR—Darrell Blackman, N.C. State (44)
HONORABLE MENTION SPECIAL TEAMS
Connor Barth, K, North Carolina, (35); Sam Swank, K, Wake Forest, (29); Graham Gano, P, Florida State, (24); Kevin Marion, KR-PR, Wake Forest, (32); C.J. Spiller, KR-PR, Clemson, (27); Brandon Tate, KR-PR, North Carolina, (25).