Augusta Free Press headed to the ACC Football Kickoff

ACC letters - full-colorThe Atlantic Coast Conference announced Thursday the names of the 28 football student-athletes who have been chosen by its 14 league schools to attend the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff, July 20-21 at the Grandover Resort located in Greensboro, N.C.

Augusta Free Press will be at the ACC Football Kickoff. Editor Chris Graham will interview coaches and players, including UVA coach Mike London, Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, and more.

The football student-athletes who will be attending the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff are:

Boston College:
*Andy Gallik, Center, 6-3, 304, Senior-R, Evergreen Park, Ill.
*Dominique Williams, Defensive Back, 6-0, 220, Senior-R, Brockton, Mass.

Clemson:
Cole Stoudt, Quarterback, 6-1, 225, Senior, Dublin, Ohio
*Vic Beasley, Defensive End, 6-3, 230, Senior-R, Adairsville, Ga.

Duke:
Laken Tomlinson, Offensive Guard, 6-3, 330, Senior-R, Chicago, Ill.
*Kelby Brown, Linebacker, 6-2, 230, Senior-R, Matthews, N.C.

Florida State:
Jameis Winston, Quarterback, 6-4, 235, Sophomore-R, Bessemer, Ala.
P.J. Williams, Cornerback, 6-0, 196, Junior, Ocala, Fla.

Georgia Tech:
Shaquille Mason, Offensive Guard, 6-1, 311, Senior, Columbia, Tenn.
Quayshawn Nealy, Linebacker, 6-1, 236, Senior-R, Lakeland, Fla.

Louisville:
DeVante Parker, Wide Receiver, 6-3, 208, Senior, Louisville, Ky.
Lorenzo Mauldin, Defensive End, 6-4, 244, Senior, Atlanta, Ga.

Miami:
Duke Johnson, Running Back, 5-9, 206, Junior, Miami, Fla.
Denzel Perryman, Linebacker, 6-0, 242, Senior, Coral Gables, Fla..

North Carolina:
Marquise Williams, Quarterback, 6-2, 220, Junior, Charlotte, N.C.
Norkeithus Otis, Bandit, 6-1, 235, Senior, Gastonia, N.C.

N C State:
*Tony Creecy, Running Back, 5-11, 215, Senior-R, Durham, N.C.
*Art Norman, Defensive End, 6-0, 252, Senior-R, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Pitt:
Tyler Boyd, Wide Receiver, 6-2, 190, Sophomore, Clairton, Pa.
*Ray Vinopal, Defensive Back, 5-10, 200, Senior-R, Youngstown, Ohio

Syracuse:
Sean Hickey, Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 300, Senior, Murrysville, Pa.
Cameron Lynch, Linebacker, 5-11, 226, Senior, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Virginia:
Kevin Parks, Running Backs, 5-8, 205, Senior, Salisbury, N.C.
Anthony Harris, Strong Safety, 6-1, 185, Senior, Chesterfield, Va.

Virginia Tech:
*Willie Byrn, Wide Receiver, 5-10, 183, Senior-R, Virginia Beach, Va.
Luther Maddy, Defensive Tackle, 6-1, 291, Senior, Delray Beach, Fla.

Wake Forest:
Jordan Garside, Fullback, 5-10, 230, Senior-R, Jacksonville, Fla.
Kevin Johnson, Cornerback, 6-1, 175, Senior-R, Clarksville, Md.

R-Denotes player was redshirted;  * Denotes player has graduated or will graduate this August.

In all, the ACC Kickoff student-athletes hail from 12 states with six from Florida, five from North Carolina, four from Georgia, three from Virginia, two each from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia and one apiece from Alabama, Massachusetts, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee.

All 28 of the participants will be making their first appearance at the ACC Football Kickoff.

Among the offensive players in attendance will be three quarterbacks, four offensive linemen, three running backs, four wide receivers. Defensively, three defensive ends, one defensive tackle, four linebackers, five defensive backs and one bandit will be on hand.

A total of 13 of the 28 student-athletes were chosen first, second or third team All-ACC in 2013.

At least eight of the attendees have already earned an undergraduate degree.

The Atlantic Coast Conference website—theACC.com—will provide complete coverage of the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff including original written and video content, as well as coverage of interview sessions with the student-athletes on July 20 and the coaches on July 21. Visit www.theACC.com on Friday, July 18 for more information regarding coverage of the ACC Football Kickoff. The official Twitter hashtag for the 2014 ACC Football Kickoff is #ACCkickoff. Official tweets will include this hashtag and all media and fans are also asked to use it in their tweets related to the event.



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