Chris Graham: My All-ACC Ballot

I have as a member of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association a vote on the All-ACC teams.

At the risk of my sanity, here’s how I filled out my ballot for the 2011 season.

Last time I posted my ballot, at the end of the 2010-2011 basketball season, I was pilloried by North Carolina fans for not voting for more of their players for the various postseason honors.

I’m sure there will be other groups of fans upset with these selections. I’m OK with that.

Here we go …

Coach of the Year: Mike London, Virginia
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Merrill Noel, Wake Forest
Offensive Player of the Year: Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Defensive Player of the Year: David Amerson, N.C. State
Overall Player of the Year: Tajh Boyd, Clemson

First-Team Offense

PosFirst NameLast NameSchool
WRSammyWatkinsClemson
WRChrisGivensWake Forest
OTOdayAboushiVirginia
OTJamesHurstNorth Carolina
OGHarlandGunnMiami
OGAustinPasztorVirginia
CJayFinchGeorgia Tech
TEDqayneAllenClemson
RBDavidWilsonVirginia Tech
RBGiovaniBernardNorth Carolina
QBTajhBoydClemson
PKDustinHopkinsFlorida State
SPGregReidFlorida State

Second Team Offense

WRDwightJonesNorth Carolina
WRConnerVernonDuke
OTjohnWetzelBoston College
OTBlakeDeChristopherVirginia Tech
OGOmoregieUzziGeorgia Tech
OGGarrettFairclothFlorida State
CAnthonyMihotaVirginia
TECooperHelfetDuke
RBLamarMillerMiami
RBPerryJonesVirginia
QBTannerPriceWake Forest
PKChandlerCatanzaroClemson
SPT.J.GrahamN.C. State

First Team Defense

DEAndreBranchClemson
DEBrandonJenkinsFlorida State
DTJoeVellanoMaryland
DTNikitaWhitlockWake Forest
LBLukeKuechlyBoston College
LBSeanSpenceMiami
LBTerrellManningN.C. State
CBDavidAmersonN.C. State
CBMerrillNoelWake Forest
SJoshBushWake Forest
SEricFranklinMaryland
PShawnPowellFlorida State

Second Team Defense

DECamjohnsonVirginia
DEKareemMartinNorth Carolina
DTMattConrathVirginia
DTEverettDawkinsFlorida State
LBJulianBurnettGeorgia Tech
LBJermiahAttaochuGeorgia Tech
LBBruceTaylorVirginia Tech
CBChaseMinnifieldVirginia
CBJayronHosleyVirginia Tech
SMattDanielsDuke
SCyhlQuarlesWake Forest
PDawsonZimmermanClemson

 

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