ACC Football: Preseason All-ACC Team and Preseason ACC Player of the Year

Matt SmithSenior Analyst IJuly 23, 2008

On Wednesday, the ACC Announced their Preseason All-ACC Team and their Preseason Player of the Year.

Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper received the honor of ACC Preseason Player of the Year by taking 34 of the 64 votes.

Teammates James Davis and C.J. Spiller took home second and third place honors, receiving 16 and 4 votes respectively.

Harper set 21 school records and was named Second Team All-ACC in 2007.

Clemson, Florida State, and Wake Forest all had four members on the Preseason All-ACC Team.  Nine of the leagues 12 schools had members on the 2008 Preseason All ACC team.


Preseason All ACC Offense
QB - Cullen Harper, Clemson
RB - Josh Adams, Wake Forest
RB - James Davis, Clemson
WR - Aaron Kelly, Clemson
WR - Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina
TE - Ryan Purvis, Boston College
T - Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
T - Eugene Monroe, Virginia
G - Rodney Hudson, Florida State
G - Sergio Render, Virginia Tech
C - Edwin Williams, Maryland


Preseason All-ACC Defense
DE - Everette Brown, Florida State
DE - Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
DT - Ron Brace, Boston College
DT - Vance Walker, Georgia Tech
LB - Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
LB - Clint Sintim, Virginia
LB - Brian Toal, Boston College
CB - Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
CB - Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
S - Michael Hamlin, Clemson
S - Myron Rolle, Florida State


Preseason All-ACC Specialist
PK - Sam Swank, Wake Forest
P - Graham Gano, Florida State
RET - Brandon Tate, North Carolina


Preseason ACC Player of the Year Voting
Cullen Harper - 34
James Davis - 16
C.J. Spiller - 4
Josh Adams - 2
Sean Glennon - 2
Riley Skinner - 2
Drew Weatherford - 2
Aaron Curry - 1
Victor Harris - 1