Here’s the All-
Quarterback: Tajh Boyd,
Running back: Gio Bernard,
Tight end: Eric Ebron, North Carolina.
Tackle: Brandon Thomas, Clemson; James Hurst, North Carolina.
Guard: Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina; Omoregie Uzzi,
Center: Dalton Freeman, Clemson.
Kicker: Dustin Hopkins,
Return specialist: Gio Bernard, North Carolina.
End: Bjoern Werner, Florida State; Tank Carradine, Florida State.
Tackle: Joe Vellano,
Linebacker: Kevin Reddick, North Carolina, Nick Clancy, Boston College, Steve Greer, Virginia.
Cornerback: Xavier Rhodes, Florida State; Russ Cockrell, Duke.
Safety: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State; Walt Canty, Duke.
Punter: Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina.
Quarterback: Bryn Renner, North Carolina.
Running back: Andre Ellington, Clemson; Orwin Smith, Georgia Tech.
Receiver: Conner Vernon, Duke; Jamison Crowder, Duke.
Tight end: Brandon Ford, Clemson.
Tackle: Oday Aboushi, Virginia; Cameron Irving, Florida State.
Guard: Tre Jackson, Florida State; Travis Bond, North Carolina.
Center: Bryan Stork, Florida State.
Kicker: Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson.
Return specialist: Duke Johnson, Miami.
End: James Gayle, Virginia Tech; Kareem Martin, North Carolina.
Tackle: Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech; Everette Dawkins, Florida State.
Linebacker: Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech; Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech; Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland.
Cornerback: David Amerson,
Safety: Tre Boston, North Carolina; Rashard Hall, Clemson.
Punter: Will Monday, Duke.
Offensive Player of the Year: Boyd.
Defensive Player of the Year: Werner.
Player of the Year: Boyd.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Johnson.
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Georgia Tech linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days.
Rookie of the Year: Johnson.
Coach of the Year: Larry Fedora, North Carolina.
A Phoebus High graduate, Boyd figures to outdistance Bernard and Hopkins for player of the year. If so, he'd be the second quarterback from the Peninsula to win the award in the last three years, joining Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor (Hampton High) from 2010.
With an unprecedented five players who returned two kickoffs or punts for touchdowns, specialist was by far the most difficult position. I went with Bernard because he leads the nation in punt returns and one of his touchdowns, against N.C. State, was the game-winner in the final minute.
Duke's David Cutcliffe likely will win Coach of the Year, and truth be told, I have some voter remorse here. After all, the 6-6 Blue Devils are bowl eligible for the first time since 1994. But with a backloaded schedule that included consecutive games against Florida State and Clemson, they did lose five of their last six.
As good as Virginia Tech's defense has been of late, especially against Florida State and Virginia, I couldn't find room for any Hokies on first team. Colleague Norm Wood voted Exum first team, and as often as he faced receivers man-to-man, you can make the case. But he lost many of those battles, too.
Virginia's Greer was a close call over Virginia Tech's Tyler for first-team linebacker. Greer has 122 tackles, nine for loss; Tyler has 112, 11 for loss.
At least one Hokie has made first team in each of Tech's first nine seasons in the ACC.
The all-conference teams are scheduled for release at 3 p.m., Monday, with individual awards set for Tuesday and Wednesday.
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