Florida State leads with six players on 2013 Preseason All-ACC team

Florida State linebacker Christian Jones is one of six Seminoles on the preseason All-ACC team. (USATSI)
Florida State linebacker Christian Jones is one of six Seminoles on the preseason All-ACC team. (USATSI)

Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd continues to collect ACC accolades, adding 2013 Preseason All-ACC team to his growing mantle that also includes 2012 ACC Player of the Year and 2013 Preseason ACC Player of the Year.

But Clemson, who was picked by the media to win the ACC in 2013, only had three players selected to the annual preseason all-conference team. Boyd joins wide receiver Sammy Watkins and placekicker Chandler Catanzaro on the 25-player list released by the league on Wednesday.

Reigning conference champion Florida State led all schools with six selections to the team, led by All-ACC defensive back Lamarcus Joyner . Joyner is currently making the transition from safety to cornerback, and received preseason all-conference votes at both positions in the media balloting on Monday.

North Carolina Tar Heels had four players selected to the team, led by offensive tackle James Hurst . Duke Blue Devils , Miami and Wake Forest Demon Deacons followed with two selections apiece, while Boston College Eagles , Georgia Tech, Maryland Terrapins , Pittsburgh Panthers , Virginia Cavaliers and Virginia Tech Hokies each had one player selected. 

Check out the full preseason All-Conference teams below, along with the voting breakdown by position. 

2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team
 
Offense
 
Pos.      Name (Votes)      Ht      Wt      Class      Hometown
WR      Sammy Watkins, CL (57)      6-1      205      Jr.      Fort Myers, Fla.
WR      Michael Campanaro , WF (20)      5-11      190      Sr.      Clarksville, Md.
TE      Eric Ebron , UNC (35)      6-4      245      Jr.      Greensboro, N.C.
T      James Hurst, UNC (37)      6-7      305      Sr.      Plainfield, Ind.
T      Morgan Moses , UVa (35)      6-6      325      Sr.      Richmond, Va.
G      Tre' Jackson, FSU (46)      6-4      330      Jr.      Jesuup, Ga.
G      Brandon Linder , UM (28)      6-6      317      Sr.      Southwest Ranches, Fla.
C      Bryan Stork , FSU (29)      6-4      298      Sr.      Vero Beach, Fla.
QB      Tajh Boyd, CL (59)      6-1      225      Sr.      Hampton, Va.
RB      Duke Johnson , UM (58)      5-9      194      So.      Miami, Fla.
RB      James Wilder Jr., FSU (23)      6-2      229      Jr.      Tampa, Fla.
 
Defense
 
Pos.      Name (Votes)      Ht      Wt      Class      Hometown
DE      Jeremiah, Attaochu, GT (39)      6-3      242      Sr.      Washington, D.C.
DE      Kareem Martin , UNC (37)      6-6      265      Sr.      Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
DT      Nikita Whitlock , WF (35)      5-11      250      Sr.      Wylie, Texas
DT      Timmy Jernigan , FSU (34)      6-2      294      Jr.      Lake City, Fla.
LB      Jack Tyler , VT (42)      6-1      236      Sr.      Oakton, Va.
LB      Christian Jones , FSU (38)      6-4      232      Sr.      Winter Park, Fla.
LB      Kevin Pierre-Louis , BC (21)      6-1      215      Sr.      Norwalk, Conn.
CB      Ross Cockrell , DU (48)      6-0      180      Sr.      Waxhaw, N.C.
CB      Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (32) *      5-8      190      Sr.      Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
S      Tre Boston , UNC (30)      6-1      205      Sr.      Ft. Myers, Fla.
S      Jason Hendricks , PITT (18)      6-0      180      Sr.      Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Specialists
 
Pos.      Name (Votes)      Ht      Wt      Class      Hometown
PK      Chandler Catanzaro, CL (41)      6-2      195      Gr.      Greenville, S.C.
P      Will Monday , DU (41)      6-4      210      So.      Flowery Branch, Ga.
SP      Stefon Diggs , MD (34)      6-1      185      So.      Gaithersburg, Md.
 
* FSU's Joyner also received 11 votes at the safety position

 

The Voting By Position:
(Top Four in Voting Only)
 
Quarterback
1.      Tajh Boyd, CL      59
2.      Logan Thomas , VT      2
       Bryn Renner , UNC      2
       Stephen Morris , UM      2
 
Running Back (Top 2)
1.      Duke Johnson, UM      58
2.      James Wilder Jr., FSU      23
3.      Jerome Smith , SYR      17
4.      Devonta Freeman , FSU      8
 
Wide Receiver (Top 2)
1.      Sammy Watkins, CL      57
2.      Michael Campanoro, WF      20
3.      Stefon Diggs, MD      19
4.      Rashad Greene , FSU      10
 
Tight End
1.      Eric Ebron, UNC      35
2.      Nick O'Leary , FSU      12
3.      Jake McGee , UVa      11
4.      Braxton Deaver , DU      4
 
Offensive Tackle (Top 2)
1.      James Hurst, UNC      37
2.      Morgan Moses, UVa      35
3.      Brandon Thomas , CL      28
4.      Seantrel Henderson , UM      17
 
Offensive Guard (Top 2)
1.      Tre' Jackson, FSU      46
2.      Brandon Linder, UM      28
3.      Will Jackson , GT      20
4.      Tyler Shatley , CL      9
 
Center
1.      Bryan Stork, FSU      29
2.      Macky MacPherson , SYR      15
3.      Jay Finch , GT      9
4.      Andrew Miller , VT      6
 
Defensive End (Top 2)
1.      Jeremiah Attaochu , GT      39
2.      Kareem, Martin, UNC      37
3.      James Gayle , VT      20
4.      Mario Edwards Jr. , FSU      10
 
 
Defensive Tackle (Top 2)
1.      Nikita Whitlock, WF      35
2.      Timmy Jernigan, FSU      34
3.      Aaron Donald , PITT      32
4.      Derrick Hopkins , VT      7
 
Linebacker (Top 3)
1.      Jack Tyler, VT      42
2.      Christian Jones, FSU      38
3.      Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC      21
4.   Steele Divitto , BC      18
 
Cornerback (Top 2)
1.      Ross Cockrell, DU      48
2.      Lamarcus Joyner, FSU      32
3.      Antone Exum , VT      21
4.      Kyle Fuller , VT      7
 
Safety (Top 2)
1.      Tre' Boston, UNC      30
2.      Jason Hendricks, PITT      18
3.      Kyshoen Jarrett , VT      15
4.      Travis Blanks , CL      13
 
Placekicker
1.      Chandler Catanzaro, CL      41
2.      Ross Martin , DU      14
3.      Cody Journell , VT      5
4.      Nate Frese, BC      2
       Ross Krautman , SYR      2
 
Punter
1.      Will Monday, DU      41
2.      Tommy Hibbard , UNC      11
3.      Matt Yoklic , PITT      4
4.      Carson Beatty, FSU      3
 
Specialist
1.      Stefon Diggs, MD      34
2.      Duke Johnson, UM      9
3.      Jamal Golden , GT      6
       Sammy Watkins, CL      6
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