ACC Football

ACC Football's Top Players By Position

Heath BradleyContributor IAugust 15, 2008

With the start of the season two weeks away, we will look at the top players in the conference by position on both sides of the football, and even in the kicking game.




1. Cullen Harper, Clemson

2. Riley Skinner, Wake Forest

Breakout Season: Thaddeus Lewis, Duke


Running Back

1. James Davis, Clemson

2. Josh Adams, Wake Forest

Breakout Season: Graig Cooper, Miami


Wide Receiver

1. Aaron Kelly, Clemson

2. Hakeem Nicks, UNC

Breakout Season: Preston Parker, FSU


Tight End

1. Ryan Purvis, BC

2. Anthony Hill, NCSU

Breakout Season: Sam Wheeler, VT


Offensive Line

C: Edwin Williams, Maryland

OL: Jason Fox, Miami

OL: Andrew Gardner, GT

OL: Rodney Hudson, FSU

OL: Eugene Monroe, UVA

Breakout Season: Chris Hairston, Clemson



Defensive Line

DT: Marvin Austin, UNC

DE: Ricky Sapp, Clemson

DT: Everette Brown, FSU

DE: Michael Johnson, GT

Breakout Season: Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson



1. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

2. Clint Sintim, UVA

3. Dave Philistin, Maryland

Breakout Season: Brandon Maye, Clemson


Defensive Back

CB: Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest

S: Michael Hamlin, Clemson

CB: Macho Harris, VT

S: Myron Rolle, FSU

Breakout Season: Deunta Williams, UNC




1. Sam Swank, Wake Forest

2. Mark Bucholz, Clemson

Breakout Season: Obi Egezke, Maryland



1. Graham Gano, FSU

2. Brent Bowden, VT

Breakout Season: Matt Bosher, Miami



1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson

2. Brandon Tate, UNC

Breakout Season: Jacoby Ford, Clemson

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