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

By Chip Patterson | College Football/Basketball Writer

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 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 had four players selected to the team, led by offensive tackle James Hurst. Duke, Miami and Wake Forest followed with two selections apiece, while Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech 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, 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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