AP Preseason 2013 All-ACC Team announced, Tahj Boyd headlines

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We have merely a little more than a month until the first Thursday night games of the 2013 college football season kick off. Before we can enjoy the games, however, the Associated Press must hand out its preseason accolades.

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Headlined by Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd, the AP has listed its 2013 Preseason All-ACC team. There were no unanimous choices from the 65 writers who voted, but Boyd came closest with 59. Miami running back Duke Johnson, heading into his true sophomore season, came in just behind at 58. The vote totals for each of the players below are in the parentheses next to their names.


QB_Tajh Boyd, Clemson (59)

RB_Duke Johnson, Miami (58)

RB_James Wilder Jr., Florida State (23)

WR_Sammy Watkins, Clemson (57)

WR_Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (20)

TE_Eric Ebron, North Carolina (35)

OT_James Hurst, North Carolina (37)

OT_Morgan Moses, Virginia (35)

OG_Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (46)

OG_Brandon Linder, Miami (28)

C_Bryan Stork, Florida State (29)

K_Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (41)


DE_Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech (39)

DE_Kareem Martin, North Carolina (37)

DT_Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (35)

DT_Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (34)

LB_Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech (42)

LB_Christian Jones, Florida State (38)

LB_Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College (21)

CB_Ross Cockrell, Duke (48)

CB_Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (32)

S_Tre’ Boston, North Carolina (30)

S_Jason Hendricks, Pitt (18)

P_Will Monday, Duke (41)

Spc._Stefon Diggs, Maryland (34)

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