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UNC players notch 5 All-ACC 1st-Team spots; Duke earns two, NC State one

Posted November 26, 2012

— The University of North Carolina will not play in the postseason, but they were well represented on the postseason All-ACC teams that were announced by the league Monday.

North Carolina placed four players in five positions on the first team, the same number of spots as Florida State and one behind Clemson’s six. Duke placed two players on the first team and North Carolina State placed one.

Giovani Bernard, the ACC’s leading rusher with 1,228 yards and 12 touchdowns, was named the first-team running back as well as the first-team specialist. Bernard has also added 490 receiving yards with five touchdowns and 263 punt return yards with two touchdowns to his stat sheet.

UNC lineman Jonathan Cooper, who was named the Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner as the conference’s top lineman, was named to the first team along with linebacker Kevin Reddick and defensive lineman Sylvester Williams.

NC State safety Earl Wolff was also named to the first team along with Duke corner back Ross Cockrell and punter Will Monday.

Monday, a redshirt freshman, leads the ACC and ranks 14th in the nation in net punting average at 44.12. Cockrell, a redshirt junior, leads the ACC in interceptions with five while ranking third in total passes defended with 17. He has also compiled 63 tackles, four tackles for loss and 12 pass breakups.

All six of Clemson’s first-team selections were on offense, led by quarterback Tajh Boyd and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Announced to the second team were, Duke’s Connor Vernon and Walt Canty; NC State’s David Amerson and R.J. Mattes; and UNC’s James Hurst, Eric Ebron, Casey Barth, Kareem Martin and Tommy Hibbard.

Voting on the All-ACC teams was conducted by 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

FIRST TEAM
Offense

QB-Tajh Boyd, Clemson (86)
RB-Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (91)
RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson (77)
WR-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson (80)
WR-Alex Amidon, Boston College (53)
OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia (53)
OT-Brandon Thomas, Clemson (51)
OG-Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (79)
OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (64)
C-Dalton Freeman, Clemson (78)
TE-Brandon Ford, Clemson (54)
K-Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (79)
Spec.- Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (48)
Defense
DE-Bjoern Werner, Florida State (89)
DE-Cornellius Carradine, Florida State (77)
DT-Joe Vellano, Maryland (80)
DT-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina (63)
LB-Nick Clancy, Boston College (66)
LB-Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (65)
LB-Steve Greer, Virginia (58)
CB-Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (66)
CB-Ross Cockrell, Duke (50)
S-Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (59)
S-Earl Wolff, NC State (46)
P-Will Monday, Duke (73)

SECOND TEAM
Offense

QB-EJ Manuel, Florida State (25)
RB-Duke Johnson, Miami (47)
RB-Chris Thompson, Florida State (31)
WR-Conner Vernon, Duke (51)
WR-Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (32)
OT-James Hurst, North Carolina (50)
TIE OT-Cameron Erving, Florida State (21)
TIE OT-Emmett Cleary, Boston College (21)
OG-Tre' Jackson, Florida State (26)
OG-R.J. Matttes, NC State (24)
C- Bryan Stork, Florida State (19)
TE-Eric Ebron, North Carolina (51)
TIE K-Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (22)
TIE K-Casey Barth, North Carolina (22)
Spec.-Duke Johnson, Miami (44)
Defense
DE-James Gayle, Virginia Tech (30)
DE-Kareem Martin, North Carolina (22)
DT-Everett Dawkins, Florida State (34)
DT-Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (24)
LB-Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland (34)
LB-Christian Jones, Florida State (31)
LB-Jack Tyler Virginia Tech (28)
CB-David Amerson, NC State (46)
CB-Antone Exum, Virginia Tech (44)
S-Rashard Hall, Clemson (43)
S- Walt Canty, Duke (31)
P-Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina (40)

Honorable Mention [Name, School, Position, Points]: Kenny Anunike (D), de (13); Jeremiah Attaochu (GT), lb (26); Brandan Bishop (NCS), safety (20); Travis Bond (NC), og (14); Tre Boston (NC), safety (29); Darryl Cato-Bishop (NCS), de (12); Emmett Cleary (BC), ot (21); Jamison Crowder (D), wr (15); Stefon Diggs (MD), spec. (33); Jay Finch (GT), c (16); Jon Feliciano (MI), og (16); A.J. Francis (MD), de (12); Kyle Fuller (VT), cb (16); Mike Glennon (NCS), qb (10); Malliciah Goodman (CL), de (16); Dave Harding (D), og (14); Seantrel Henderson (MI), ot (13); Antoine Hopkins (VT), dt (10); Derrick Hopkins (VT), dt (15); Will Jackson (GT), ot (14); Timmy Jernigan (FS), dt (15); Alexander Kinal (WF), p (12); Gerald Levano (BC), p (13); Brandon Linder (MI), og (21); Ross Martin (D), pk (11); Anthony McCloud (FS), dt (10); Jake McGee (VA), te (12); Demetrious Nicholson (VA), cb (12); Denzel Perryman (MI), lb (12); Kevin Pierre-Louis (BC), lb (14); Bryn Renner (NC), qb (15); LaRoy Reynolds (VA), lb (10); Tim Scott (NC), cb (10); Perry Simmons (D), ot (11); Orwin Smith (GT), rb (13); Kenny Tate (MD), lb (12); Bruce Taylor (VT), lb (19); Sammy Watkins (CL), wr (19); Menelik Watson (FS), ot (13); Camden Wentz (NCS), c (12); Brennan Williams (NC), ot (13); Vince Williams (FS), lb (11)

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  • GridironGuru Nov 28, 5:19 p.m.

    The Flagship University has been extended an invitation to join the BIG 10 along with Ga Tech....please RSVP ASAP!!!!

  • Dr. Feelgood Nov 27, 8:34 p.m.

    i bet they cheated...ha

    — Posted by McLovin

    Sez the guy who can't hold on to a dollar if it was epoxied to his forehead.

  • FourAutumn Nov 27, 3:33 p.m.

    Would love to know the "voter" who didn't give Gio a first team vote. Did Dan Kane or Pack Pride have a vote?

  • duane11 Nov 27, 7:04 a.m.

    Amerson did not deserve second team

    — Posted by UNCW23

    he got burned too much this yr, but he did lead the acc in picks for the 2nd yr in a row, including one pick 6, and another that was erroneously called back

  • Troysboys Nov 27, 6:29 a.m.

    The voters in the ACC have lost all credibility...Connor Vernon on second team????? I don't care if Duke is 6-6, without him they may only have 2 wins. Voters. ..you can resume your African American studies now!!

  • ACC22 Nov 27, 5:43 a.m.

    The flagship does it again.

    — Posted by DooksucksV3

    exactly my thinking. using those 40+ players who didn't even make the minimum SAT score to go up... View More

    — Posted by uncsuckz

    You should google the name Chris Washburn

  • DooksucksV3 Nov 27, 5:14 a.m.

    But unfortunately the tar hole players on the list will be home for the winter watching the pack... View More

    — Posted by kkevin7048

    Enjoy that bowl game with no head coach and a coaching staff that is going to be released right after the game.
    UNC on the other hand will be out recruiting for an ACC title run next season.

  • Hans Nov 26, 9:35 p.m.

    What? All-world QB Mike "Unitas" Glennon doesn't even make the second team? This is an OUTRAGE! I've emailed Debbie and will let you know what she says,

  • Tarheel born Nov 26, 9:16 p.m.

    But unfortunately the tar hole players on the list will be home for the winter watching the pack... View More

    — Posted by kkevin7048

    We did win the Coastal Division though while Moo U struggled to 6-6. And now, you will be coached by one of the Coaches that got Opie fired in whatever toilet bowl you go to. Just send us our check when you get back.

    GO HEELS!!

  • Tarheel born Nov 26, 9:10 p.m.

    i bet they cheated...ha

    — Posted by McLovin

    You would lose that bet.

    — Posted by ncstateforever

    +1......GO HEELS!!

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