Wednesday, July 29, 2009

UNC 3 on defense lead preseason All-ACC team

The preseason All-ACC team won’t dampen the already high expectations for North Carolina’s defense, which returns nine starters.

Tackle Marvin Austin, linebacker Quan Sturdivant and cornerback Kendric Burney all were voted to the preseason All-ACC team by the media that cover the conference, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

No other school had as many players on the preseason All-ACC defense. N.C. State end Willie Young and Duke tackle Vince Oghobaase also received preseason All-ACC defensive honors.

N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson was the lone player from a North Carolina school on the preseason All-ACC offense. C.J. Spiller, who’s being promoted for the Heisman Trophy by Clemson, was voted All-ACC at running back along with returning ACC player of the year Jonathan Dwyer of Georgia Tech.

Spiller also was named preseason All-ACC as a specialist and was joined on the team by Tiger wide receiver Jacoby Ford.

Here is the entire preseason All-ACC team, as voted by the media:

Offense: QB Russell Wilson, N.C. State; RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech; RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson, WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech; WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson; TE Greg Boone, Virginia Tech; OT Jason Fox, Miami; OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College; OG Sergio Render, Virginia Tech; C Matt Tennant, Boston College, PK Matt Bosher, Miami.

Defense: DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech; DE Willie Young, N.C. State; DT Vince Oghobaase, Duke; DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina; LB Dekoda Watson, Florida State; LB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina; LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland; CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia; CB Kendric Burney, North Carolina; S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech; S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech; P Travis Baltz, Maryland.

Specialist: C.J. Spiller, Clemson.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Marvin Austin has got to be the most over-rated player in history.

panfan1 said...

Hope Wake is flying under the radar again so they can get to another bowl game! GO DEACS!

CHillyDoggy said...

We'll see about that Anonymouth! Big Marvin will be playin' on Sunday next year. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

He may play on Sundays but he is still the most over-hyped player I have seen in a while. Your great Marvin Austin last year had 1 sack and 1.5 TFL. Not worth all the hype if you ask me.