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ACC Top 25 Player countdown: No. 21

21. Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland

2009 numbers: Finished second in the ACC in receptions per game (5.1), and fifth in receiving yards per game (68.7). He was also third in the ACC in kick return average (25.7). He was second in all-purpose yards with 182.7 per game, trailing only Clemson’s C.J. Spiller.

Most recent ranking: Not ranked.

Making the case for Smith: He’s a dual threat as both a receiver and kick returner. Smith broke his own record for kickoff return yardage in a single season with 1,309 yards and two touchdowns. He has returned three kickoffs over the past two seasons for touchdowns, while posting a career kickoff return average of 25.8. Smith currently ranks third on the ACC career kickoff return yardage list and needs just 291 yards to set a new ACC record.

No. 22 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State

No. 23 Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech

No. 24 Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

No. 25 Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College