Wilson Named First-Team All-ACC

Wilson Named First-Team All-ACC

NC State's Russell Wilson became the first freshman in league history to be named first-team All-ACC quarterback as the teams were announced today by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

NC State's Russell Wilson became the first freshman in league history to be named first-team All-ACC quarterback as the teams were announced today by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

The Richmond, Virginia native led the league in passing efficiency, total offense, and touchdowns thrown despite only playing in 10 games.

NC State defensive end Willie Young, linebacker Nate Irving, and return specialist T.J. Graham were honorable mention selections.

The 2008 Associated Press all-ACC football team as voted on by 67 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. NOTE: A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one. An asterisk denotes unanimous selection.

OFFENSE
FIRST TEAM

QB_Russell Wilson, N.C. State (106)
RB_Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (134)*
RB_Da'Rel Scott, Maryland (76)
WR_Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina (130)
WR_D.J. Boldin, Wake Forest (76)
TE_John Phillips, Virginia (88)
OT_Eugene Monroe, Virginia (117)
OT_Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech (107)
OG_Rodney Hudson, Florida State (99)
OG_Cliff Ramsey, Boston College (78)
C_Edwin Williams, Maryland (62)
SECOND TEAM
QB_Thaddeus Lewis, Duke (28)
RB_Darren Evans, Virginia Tech (58)
RB_C.J. Spiller, Clemson (50)
WR_Eron Riley, Duke (57)
WR_Aaron Kelly, Clemson (56)
TE_Ryan Purvis, Boston College (45)
OT_Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina (42)
OT_Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (41)
OG_Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (48)
OG_Cord Howard, Georgia Tech (45)
C_Thomas Austin, Clemson (48)

DEFENSE
FIRST TEAM

DE_Everette Brown, Florida State (131)
DE_Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech (99)
DT_B.J. Raji, Boston College (103)
DT_Vance Walker, Georgia Tech (62)
LB_Mark Herzlich, Boston College (118)
LB_Michael Tauiliili, Duke (110)
LB_Aaron Curry, Wake Forest (106)
CB_Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest (134)*
CB_Victor Harris, Virginia Tech (125)
S_Trimane Goddard, North Carolina (105)
S_Michael Hamlin, Clemson (89)
SECOND TEAM
DE_Orion Martin, Virginia Tech (61)
DE_Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (39)
DT_Ron Brace, Boston College (52)
DT_Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech (50)
LB_Clint Sintim, Virginia (79)
LB_Alex Wujciak, Maryland (43)
LB_Mark Paschal, North Carolina (40)
CB_Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (49)
CB_Tony Carter, Florida State (34)
CB_Kendric Burney, North Carolina (34)
S_Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (85)
S_Myron Rolle, Florida State (55)

SPECIAL TEAMS
FIRST TEAM

K_Graham Gano, Florida State (127)
P_Travis Baltz, Maryland (105)
Specialist_C.J. Spiller, Clemson (66)
SECOND TEAM
K_Matt Bosher, Miami (34)
P_Matt Bosher, Miami (60)
Specialist_Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State (41)

HONORABLE MENTION
OFFENSE: Riley Skinner, qb, Wake Forest (26); Antone Smith, rb, Florida State (33); Cedric Peerman, rb, Virginia (30); Darius Heyward-Bey, wr, Maryland (34); Kevin Ogletree, wr, Virginia (32); Dan Gronkowski, te, Maryland (41); Scott Burley, ot, Maryland (34); Thomas Claiborne, og, Boston College (38); Calvin Darity, og, North Carolina (34); Jaimie Thomas, og, Maryland (33); Nick Marshman, og, Virginia Tech (24); Ryan McMahon, c, Florida State (35); Matt Tennant, c, Boston College (33); Ryan Shuman, c, Virginia Tech (23).
DEFENSE: Derrick Morgan, de, Georgia Tech (26); Willie Young, de, N.C. State (25); Vince Oghobaase, dt, Duke (40); Boo Robinson, de, Wake Forest (31); Jeremy Navarre, dt, Maryland (29); Nate Irving, lb, N.C. State (28); Paul Anderson, s, Boston College (35); Anthony Reddick, s, Miami (23).
SPECIAL TEAMS: Dustin Keys, k, Virginia Tech (25); Brandon Tate, spec., North Carolina (33); T.J. Graham, spec., N.C. State (31).

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