Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jackets' Morgan named ACC's top defender

Georgia Tech junior defensive end Derrick Morgan has been named the ACC's defensive player of the year, the conference announced Wednesday.

Morgan leads the ACC with 12.5 sacks and has led the Yellow Jackets to Saturday's ACC championship game meeting with Clemson. He received 21 votes in the ACC Sports Media Association balloting.

North Carolina's Robert Quinn (seven votes), Clemson's DeAndre McDaniel (seven), Virginia's Nate Collins (one) and North Carolina's Quan Sturdivant (one) also received votes.

Ken Tysiac