Four Players Honored by Blue Ribbon

Darrell Blackman

The NC State football team had four players selected to the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason All-ACC team. The four players was third most in the league, behind Clemson and Miami who both had five players honored.

The NC State football team had four players selected to the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook Preseason All-ACC team.

Senior center Leroy Harris was on the offensive team, junior defensive tackle DeMario Pressley was named to the defensive team, junior Darrell Blackman was named as the kickoff return man and redshirt freshman Willie Young was named defensive newcomer of the year.

NC State's 2006 football season kicks off on Sept. 2 against Appalachian State in Raleigh, N.C.

BLUE RIBBON COLLEGE FOOTBALL YEARBOOK - 2006 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM

OFFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.Cl.
WRCalvin JohnsonGeorgia Tech6-4230Jr.
WRChansi StuckeyClemson6-0190Sr.
OLBarry RichardsonClemson6-7345Jr.
OLSteve VallosWake Forest6-3290Sr.
OLJosh BeekmanBoston College6-2325Sr.
OLLeroy HarrisNC State6-3300Sr.
QBKyle WrightMiami6-4220Jr.
RBLance BallMaryland5-9225Jr.
RBJames DavisClemson5-11210So.
TEGreg OlsenMiami6-5252Jr.

DEFENSE

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.Cl.
DLGaines AdamsClemson6-5265Sr.
DLBaraka AtkinsMiami6-4264Sr.
DL Chris EllisVirginia Tech6-5250Jr.
DLDeMario PressleyNC State6-4293Jr.
LBJon AbbateWake Forest5-11245Jr.
LBBuster DavisFlorida State5-11240Sr.
LBVince HallVirginia Tech6-0236Jr.
DBBrandon MeriweatherMiami6-0188Sr.
DBKenny PhillipsMiami6-2200So.
DBJohn TalleyDuke5-11180Sr.
DBJamie SilvaBoston College5-11205Jr.

SPECIALISTS

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.Cl.
KJad DeanClemson5-11208Sr.
KRDarrell BlackmanNC State5-10209Jr.
PAdam PodleshMaryland6-0192Sr.
PRBrandon TateNorth Carolina6-1185So.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brandon Meriweather, DB, Miami

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Willie Young, DE, NC State

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