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ACC announces student-athletes attending 2013 ACC Football Kickoff

Posted July 11, 2013

— The 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 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff, July 21-22 at the Grandover Resort located in Greensboro, N.C.

North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner will make his second straight appearance at the Kickoff with teammate and defensive end Kareem Martin.  Duke is sending quarterback Anthony Boone, a redshirt junior out of Monroe, N.C., and cornerback Russ Cockrell, a redshirt senior out of Waxhaw.

To round out the Triangle schools, senior wide receiver Rashard Smith and conerback Dontae Johnson will be in attendance for North Carolina State.

This marks the first year that Syracuse and Pittsburgh will participate in the ACC Kickoff as new members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Among the offensive players in attendance will be seven quarterbacks, three offensive linemen and four wide receivers. Defensively, four defensive ends, two defensive tackles, four linebackers and four defensive backs will be on hand.

In all, the ACC Kickoff student-athletes hail from 11 states and the District of Columbia, with seven from Virginia, five from North Carolina, three each from Pennsylvania and Georgia, two from Florida and New York and one each from California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.

The football student-athletes who will be attending the 2013 ACC Football Kickoff are:

Boston College: Chase Rettig, Quarterback, 6-3, 213, Senior, Sierra Madre, Calif.
Steele Divitto, Linebacker, 6-3, 238, Senior, Ridgefield, Conn..

Clemson: Tajh Boyd, Quarterback, 6-1, 225, Senior-R, Hampton, Va.
Spencer Shuey, Linebacker, 6-3, 230, Graduate-R, Charlotte, N.C.

Duke: Anthony Boone, Quarterback, 6-0, 230, Junior-R, Monroe, N.C.
Ross Cockrell, Cornerback, 6-0, 185, Senior-R, Waxhaw, N.C.

Florida State: Rashad Greene, Wide Receiver, 6-0, 180, Junior, Albany, Ga.
Lamarcus Joyner, Defensive Back, 5-8, 187, Senior, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Georgia Tech: Will Jackson, Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 295, Senior-R, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jeremiah Attaochu, Defensive End, 6-3, 242, Senior, Washington, D.C.

Maryland: C.J. Brown, Quarterback, 6-3, 210, Senior-R, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Dexter McDougle, Cornerback, 5-11, 195, Senior-R, Falmouth, Va.

Miami: Stephen Morris, Quarterback, 6-2, 214, Senior, Miami, Fla.
Shayon Green, Defensive Line, 6-3, 262, Senior-R, Tifton, Ga.

North Carolina: Bryn Renner, Quarterback, 6-3, 225, Senior, West Springfield, Va.
Kareem Martin, Defensive End, 6-6, 265, Senior, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

N C State: Rashard Smith, Wide Receiver, 5-9, 175, Senior-R, Dublin, Ga.
Dontae Johnson, Cornerback, 6-2, 195, Senior, Pennington, N.J.

Pitt: Devin Street, Wide Receiver, 6-4, 195, Senior-R, Bethlehem, Pa.
Aaron Donald, Defensive Line, 6-0, 285, Senior, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Syracuse: Macky MacPherson, Center, 6-2, 290, Senior, Syracuse, N.Y.
Jay Bromley, Defensive Tackle, 6-4, 285, Senior, Jamaica, N.Y.

Virginia: Morgan Moses, Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 335, Senior, Richmond, Va.
Jake Snyder, Defensive End, 6-4, 270, Senior-R, Glen Allen, Va.

Virginia Tech: Logan Thomas, Quarterback, 6-6, 257, Senior-R, Lynchburg, Va.
Jack Tyler, Linebacker, 6-1, 225, Senior-R, Oakton, Va.

Wake Forest: Michael Campanaro, Flanker, 5-11, 190, Senior-R, Clarksville, Md.
Justin Jackson, Outside Linebacker, 6-1, 230, Senior-R, Rockingham, N.C.

(R-Denotes player was redshirted)


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  • Hokies94 Jul 13, 5:12 p.m.

    Looks like the schools made good choices in the student/athletes they chose to represent them at... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    I agree. All of these guys carry themselves well on and off of the field.

  • Hokies94 Jul 12, 9:50 p.m.

    I might go up there for this one. I would like to see Thomas and some coaches again.

  • Gunnstigator Jul 12, 7:50 a.m.

    Looks like the schools made good choices in the student/athletes they chose to represent them at the Kickoff.

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