|BC LB Nick Clancy named All-ACC first team by coaches||12.05.12 at 11:09 am ET|
Boston College linebacker Nick Clancy was named to the All-ACC first team as voted on by the league’s 12 coaches, the ACC announced Wednesday morning. Wide receiver Alex Amidon and offensive tackle Emmett Cleary were named to the second team.
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and punter Gerald Levano earned honorable mention.
Last week, Clancy and Amidon were named first-team All-ACC by the league’s media, while Cleary was named to the second team and Pierre-Louis and Levano received honorable mention.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named Player of the Year by the coaches, beating out North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard and Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Boyd also was named Offensive Player of the year, while Florida State defensive end Bjoern Wener was named Defensive Player of the Year. Miami running back Duke Johnson is the league’s Rookie of the Year. Duke’s David Cutcliffe was tabbed as Coach of the Year.
This is the first year the league has had the coaches select an all-star team.
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Florida State was tabbed as the consensus choice to win the Atlantic and defeat Coastal Division favorite Virginia Tech in the league’s championship game. It’s the second consecutive season the media picked that scenario. Last season Clemson captured the league title, defeating Virginia Tech, 38-10, in the championship game.
Following FSU (543 points) in the Atlantic poll were Clemson (470), NC State (402), Wake Forest (241), BC (181) and Maryland (148). Trailing Virginia Tech (558) in the Coastal were North Carolina (341), Virginia (326), Miami (245) and Duke (104).
Clemson sophomore wide receiver Sammy Watkins was named Preseason Player of the Year. Watkins last year set ACC single-season freshman records for receptions (82), reception yardage (1,219) and receiving touchdowns (12). Watkins (25 votes) was followed in close balloting by three quarterbacks: Virginia Tech junior Logan Thomas (21), Florida State senior E.J. Manuel (19) and Clemson junior Tajh Boyd (18). No BC players received votes.
BC opens its season Sept. 1 when it hosts Miami. The Eagles play Florida State Oct. 13 in Tallahassee, Fla., and host Virginia Tech Nov. 17.