ACC Media Days 2013: Full Schedule, Live Stream, TV Info and Participants
The 2013 ACC Media Days will kick off on Sunday in Greensboro, sporting some of the top players in the nation.
Florida State and Clemson were the top dogs in the ACC last season, posting a combined 23 wins and going 14-2 in the conference. Led by quarterbacks E.J. Manuel (the No. 16 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft) and Tajh Boyd, both teams won their bowl games. Florida State rolled over Northern Illinois, 31-10, while Clemson won a thriller against LSU, 25-24.
Here's a look at the ACC Media Days, complete with a rundown of the top players attending.
Where: The Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC
When: July 21-22
|Boston College||Chase Rettig, Steele Divitto|
|Clemson||Tajh Boyd, Spencer Shuey|
|Duke||Anthony Boone, Ross Cockrell|
|Florida State||Rashad Greene, Lamarcus Joyner|
|Georgia Tech||Will Jackson, Jeremiah Attaochu|
|Maryland||C.J. Brown, Dexter McDougle|
|Miami (FL)||Stephen Morris, Shayon Green|
|North Carolina||Bryn Renner, Kareem Martin|
|NC State||Rashard Smith, Dontae Johnson|
|Pittsburgh||Devin Street, Aaron Donald|
|Syracuse||Macky MacPherson, Jay Bromley|
|Virginia||Morgan Moses, Jake Snyder|
|Virginia Tech||Logan Thomas, Jack Tyler|
|Wake Forest||Michael Campanaro, Justin Jackson|
Top Players Attending
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Tajh Boyd passed for nearly 3,900 yards with 36 touchdowns to 13 interceptions last season, averaging 9.1 yards per attempt and completing 67 percent of his passes.
The 6'1", 225-pound dual-threat also rushed for 514 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He ranked sixth in the nation in yards per pass attempt, fifth in passing touchdowns and 15th in completion percentage, via CFBStats.com.
Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina
Bryn Renner threw for over 3,300 yards with 28 touchdowns to seven interceptions last season, guiding the Tar Heels to an 8-4 mark.
Entering his senior season, Renner ranked 19th in the nation in passing touchdowns in 2012. He completed 65 percent of his passes. He will try to make do without a player who kept defenses honest last season, one Giovani Bernard.
Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Georgia Tech
Jeremiah Attaochu took opposing offensive linemen to town in 2012, racking up 10 sacks (19th in the nation, third in the ACC), 69 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two QB hurries and one forced fumble.
He also seemed to step up his level of play against top competition, racking up a combined 4.5 sacks against Clemson, Georgia and Florida State.
Stephen Morris, QB, Miami (FL)
Stephen Morris threw for over 3,300 yards with 21 touchdowns to seven interceptions last season. In his last four games, he tossed 11 touchdowns to zero interceptions.
He led the Miami Hurricanes to a 52-45 victory over Duke in the final game of the season.
Michael Campanaro, WR, Wake Forest
Michael Campanaro caught 79 balls for 763 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Campanaro had monster games against North Carolina, Army and Boston College. Against North Carolina, he racked up 13 catches for 164 yards. Against Army, he notched 12 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 31 yards and a touchdown. Against Boston College, he posted 16 catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
He even tossed a 39-yard touchdown pass against North Carolina State.
Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida State
Lamarcus Joyner enters his senior season at Florida State after posting one interception, five pass deflections, 51 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in 2012. He also ran back 18 kickoffs for an average of 23.56 yards.
Joyner earned first-team All-ACC honors last season. The Orlando Sentinel named the senior Florida State's preseason defensive back MVP this summer. He is also on the preseason Thorpe Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch lists for this season.
Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh
Aaron Donald posted 5.5 sacks, 11 QB hurries, one forced fumble, 64 tackles and 18.5 tackles for loss at Pittsburgh in the Big East last season. He ranked 15th in the country in tackles for loss.
The senior notched 11 sacks and 16 tackles for loss in 2011.
Donald figures to continue his impressive play in the ACC this season.
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