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Five from Tech's offense make All-ACC
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2009 All-ACC team

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 2009 all-Atlantic Coast Conference football team as voted on by 40 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. NOTE: A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one.

QB—Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech (50)
RB—Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech (67)
RB—Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (63)
WR—Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech (63)
WR—Donovan Varner, Duke (50)
TE—George Bryan, N.C. State (39)
TE—Michael Palmer, Clemson (39)
OT—Jason Fox, Miami (57)
OT—Anthony Castonzo, Boston College (53)
OG—Rodney Hudson, Florida State (54)
OG—Cord Howard, Georgia Tech (47)
C—Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (45)
K—Matt Waldron, Virginia Tech (27)
K—Matt Bosher, Miami (27)
Spc—C.J. Spiller, Clemson (76)
DE—Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech (76)
DE—Robert Quinn, North Carolina (69)
DT—Nate Collins, Virginia (47)
DT—Allen Bailey, Miami (38)
LB—Cody Grimm, Virginia Tech (65)
LB—Luke Kuechly, Boston College (53)
LB—Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina (44)
LB—Alex Wujciak, Maryland (44)
CB—Kendric Burney, North Carolina (59)
CB—Brandon Harris, Miami (41)
S—DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson (57)
S—Deunta Williams, North Carolina (53)
P—Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech (57)
QB—Thaddeus Lewis, Duke (18)
RB—C.J. Spiller, Clemson (62)
RB—Montel Harris, Boston College (39)
WR—Torrey Smith, Maryland (25)
WR—Jacoby Ford, Clemson (24)
TE—Greg Boone, Virginia Tech (16)
OT—Ed Wang, Virginia Tech (31)
OT—Chris Hairston, Clemson (26)
OG—Thomas Austin, Clemson (39)
OG—Sergio Render, Virginia Tech (37)
C—Matt Tennant, Boston College (29)
K—Casey Barth, North Carolina (21)
K—Will Snyderwine, Duke (21)
Spc—Torrey Smith, Maryland (17)
DE—Ricky Sapp, Clemson (29)
DE—Willie Young, N.C. State (24)
DE—Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech (24)
DT—Marvin Austin, North Carolina (32)
DT—John Russell, Wake Forest (29)
LB—Vincent Rey, Duke (29)
LB—Darryl Sharpton, Miami (21)
LB—Bruce Carter, North Carolina (17)
LB—Colin McCarthy, Miami (17)
LB—Dekoda Watson, Florida State (17)
CB—Ras-I Dowling, Virginia (26)
CB—Patrick Robinson, Florida State (26)
S—Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech (51)
S—Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech (24)
P—Matt Bosher, Miami (37)

RALEIGH, N.C. — A telling sign of how prolific Georgia Tech’s offense was this season: Nearly half of its starters made the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.

The 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets placed five offensive players, and six players overall, on the all-ACC team announced Monday after a vote conducted by 40 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Among the Coastal Division champions on the first team were quarterback Josh Nesbitt, running back and reigning ACC player of the year Jonathan Dwyer, receiver Demaryius Thomas, guard Cord Howard and center Sean Bedford.

They were among the cornerstones of a group that led the ACC in scoring (35 points per game), total offense (440.5 ypg), rushing offense (305 ypg) and pass efficiency (160.7 rating).

They, and all-league defensive end Derrick Morgan, helped the Yellow Jackets vault into the top 10 before last week’s loss to rival Georgia and claim a spot in this week’s conference title game in Tampa, Fla.

The Yellow Jackets will face Atlantic Division champion Clemson, with the winner advancing to the Orange Bowl.

The Tigers had three players on the first team, led by multi-threat star C.J. Spiller — who made the first-team as a specialist and the second team as a running back.

He averaged 76 yards rushing, led the league with an average of 183.9 all-purpose yards and returned four kickoffs for touchdowns.

Joining him are teammates Michael Palmer at tight end and DeAndre McDaniel at safety.

Virginia Tech freshman Ryan Williams was one of four Hokies on the first team.

He led the ACC with an average of 128.2 yards and a total 20 touchdowns, and was joined by kicker Matt Waldron, linebacker Cody Grimm and punter Brent Bowden.

Miami and North Carolina each landed four players on the first team.

All four of the Tar Heels’ selections — end Robert Quinn, linebacker Quan Sturdivant and backs Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams — came from a defense that statistically was the best in the ACC, allowing averages of 267.8 total yards and 92.8 yards on the ground.

Offensive tackle Jason Fox, defensive tackle Allen Bailey, cornerback Brandon Harris and kicker Matt Bosher — who also was the second-team punter — represent the Hurricanes.

Boston College was the only other school with multiple first-team selections, offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo and freshman linebacker Luke Kuechly, the league’s leading tackler.

Duke’s Donovan Varner, who led the conference with 5.4 receptions per game, joined Thomas at receiver.

The rest of the first team includes North Carolina State tight end George Bryan, Florida State offensive guard Rodney Hudson, Virginia defensive tackle Nate Collins and Maryland linebacker Alex Wujciak.

The only school with no first-team selections was Wake Forest, and defensive tackle John Russell was the Demon Deacons’ lone second-team honoree.
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