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Taylor named ACC Player of the Year

Senior led ACC is pass efficiency

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has led the #12 Hokies to 10 straight wins and a berth in the ACC Championship Game following an 0-2 start, was voted the ACC Player of the Year for 2010.

Taylor, a senior, was the choice of 27 of the 57 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association that voted. Russell Wilson of NC State was second with 19 votes.

Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers won ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Taylor leads the ACC in passing efficiency, having completed better than 60 percent of his attempts while throwing for 20 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He also is the Hokies’ second-leading rusher with 613 yards, and has two runs of more than 70 yards.

Player of the Year Voting

Overall

  • Tyrod Taylor, qb, Virginia Tech (27)
  • Russell Wilson, qb, NC State (19)
  • Da’Quan Bowers, de, Clemson (8)
  • Montel Harris, rb, Boston College (3)

Offensive

  • Tyrod Taylor, qb, Virginia Tech (31)
  • Russell Wilson, qb, NC State (23)
  • Montel Harris, rb, Boston College (4)
  • T.J. Yates, qb, North Carolina (1)
  • Danny O’Brien, qb, Maryland (1)
  • Leonard Hankerson, wr, Miami (1)

Defensive

  • Da’Quan Bowers, de, Clemson (36)
  • Luke Kuechly, lb, Boston College (14)
  • Jayron Hosley, cb, Virginia Tech (3)
  • Nate Irving, lb, NC State (2)

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