Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina put four players on Preseason All-ACC team

The ballots are in from Monday's ACC Football Kickoff, and the media selections for the 2012 Preseason All-ACC team were announced on Wednesday. The preseason favorite Florida Gators State had four players named to the team, the most of any school along with Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels - also with four selections each.

Clemson sophomore wide receiver Sammy Watkins was the only unanimous selection among the media members polled. Earlier in the week Watkins was also named the league's preseason Player of the Year.

2012 Preseason All-ACC Team

Offense
WR - Conner Vernon , Duke Blue Devils
WR - Sammy Watkins, Clemson
TE - Matt Furstenburg , Maryland Terrapins
OT - James Hurst , North Carolina
OT - Oday Aboushi , Virginia Cavaliers
OG - Omoregie Uzzi , Georgia Bulldogs Tech
OG - Jonathan Cooper , North Carolina
C - Dalton Freeman , Clemson
QB - Tajh Boyd , Clemson
RB - Giovani Bernard , North Carolina
RB - Andre Ellington , Clemson

Defense
DE - Brandon Jenkins , Florida State Seminoles
DE - James Gayle , Virginia Tech Hokies
DT - Joe Vellano , Maryland
DT - Nikita Whitlock , Wake Forest Demon Deacons
LB - Kevin Reddick , North Carolina
LB - Bruce Taylor , Virginia Tech
LB - Steve Greer , Virginia
CB - David Amerson , NC State
CB - Kyle Fuller , Virginia Tech
S - Lamarcus Joyner , Florida State
S - Earl Wolff , NC State

Specialists
PK - Dustin Hopkins , Florida State
P - Dalton Botts , Miami
SP - Greg Reid , Florida State

I had a vote in the balloting, and the final team looks very similar to my selections from Monday. Bruce Taylor is certainly an All-ACC talent, but I left him off my ballot due to lingering injury concerts from his foot surgery in November. If Taylor is full strength for a full season, he will likely end up on this list at the end of the year.

What do you think about the team? Who should not be on the list and who got snubbed? Let us know in the comment section below or on Twitter @EyeOnCFB.

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