The Football Writers Association of America announced its 10th Freshman All-America team, and the ACC had four representatives. The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences each placed five players on the team, followed by the ACC, the PAC-10 with three, and the Big Ten, Big East, Mountain West and Conference USA with two players each.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher claimed the first-year coaching honors after a 10-4 record that included a win over South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
The team and coach are selected by a 11-person panel of nationally-prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Both true freshmen and redshirt freshmen were considered for the team. Here are the ACC's representatives:
Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien,
Miami offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson
Georgia Tech offensive guard Will Jackson
Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes
FSU coach Jimbo Fisher