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Clemson's Boyd nips Bernard for ACC PoY

Posted November 28, 2012

— Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's overall and offensive player of the year Wednesday, edging out North Carolina's Gio Bernard by one vote for each award.

Boyd received 20 of a possible 46 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association while Bernard had 19. Boyd had 22 votes for the offensive award to Bernard's 21.

Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is the league's top defensive player. Werner had 27 votes for the defensive award and teammate Tank Carradine had nine.

Boyd averaged nearly 337 total yards per game and led the league with a pass-efficiency rating of 168.5 with a school-record 34 touchdown passes while operating the league's top offense.

Bernard averaged league bests of 122.8 yards rushing, 11.4 points, 16.4 yards per punt return and 198.1 all-purpose yards despite missing two early season games with a knee injury.

It marks the eighth time the player of the year award went to a Tiger and first since C.J. Spiller won it in 2009.

Werner is the league's career active leader with 23.5 sacks and matched a career-high with 3.5 sacks in last week's loss to Florida. He became the sixth Florida State player to win the defensive award and first since Darnell Docket in 2003.

ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson (20)
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina (19)
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (2)
Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State (2)
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State (1)

ACC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson (22)
Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina (21)
EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State (2)
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (1)

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  • Hokies94 Nov 29, 3:40 p.m.

    BOYD was just announced 1st Team All-American. Congrat's to him and Freeman.

  • Tarheel born Nov 29, 2:41 p.m.

    Gio got the royal shaft. He was by far the single best player on the field every game win or... View More

    — Posted by Tarheel born

    Sour grapes there, son? Maybe if Gio passed the ball too he would have gotten the necessary votes.

    — Posted by UNC - The Fagship

    Stupid comment....he was the best player on the field (running back) and not a QB.

    GO HEELS!!

  • Tarheel born Nov 29, 2:39 p.m.

    Whats a joke is that UNC players can even be considered based on their scandal still in progress... View More

    — Posted by snossg1

    WHY? None of the players who went 8-4, beat state, and won the Coastal Division are part of this investigation. You need to keep up.

    GO HEELS!

  • Tarheel born Nov 29, 2:35 p.m.

    Gio got the royal shaft. He was by far the single best player on the field every game win or... View More

    — Posted by Tarheel born

    LOL

    I can see this one's vein on its forehead bulging!!!

    simmadownnow, pastel fan!!!

    — Posted by WolfPackInTheHizzouse

    Not just a fan POS, an alumni, a very proud alumni and fiercely loyal. Something you wouldn't know about. And let me see, how many State players were ACC anything? Oh, that would be none.

    And,I rarely respond to people who can't spell, structure a sentence or otherwise communicate. Go back to the basement, mommy's calling......

    GO HEELS!!

  • GoHeels1969 Nov 29, 11:14 a.m.

    So, is it true that Gio was robbed of tying for the player of the year because wral's Jeff Gravely admitted on 99.9 the fan that he was going to vote for Gio but he failed to turn in his ballot because he was "too busy covering the firing of Tom O'Brien"?

  • snossg1 Nov 29, 11:08 a.m.

    Whats a joke is that UNC players can even be considered based on their scandal still in progress and their sanctions.

  • dmccall Nov 29, 10:14 a.m.

    What's irritating is that the POY award seems to go to the person the media has talked about the most. Nevermind that Bernard led all players in votes for the All-Conference teams. THAT is who should be POY.

  • wolfbearrtp2 Nov 29, 8:17 a.m.

    LOL

    i can only imagine the meltdown on IC as this news broke.

    poor, pansies.

    — Posted by WolfPackInTheHizzouse

    Much like your meltdown about your hero, TOB....hurts doesn't it, lil guy.

    Well, at least... View More

    — Posted by FourAutumn

    Oh Lord.......she's got PMS again.

  • vile garbage Nov 29, 7:24 a.m.

    Laughable.

  • UNC81 Nov 28, 10:42 p.m.

    Amazing Boyd still got the votes after his meltdown against SC. Both were deserving, Gio was just a little more deserving.

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