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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Phil Steele's ACC selections

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Georgia Tech fans, brace yourselves.

Phil Steele's preseason All-ACC team came out and Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt is on the fourth team behind Christian Ponder, Tyrod Taylor and Jacory Harris, in that order. Miami and North Carolina have five players each on the first team. But guess what? Boston College has five, too. So much for the argument that the Eagles play with lesser talent. Virginia Tech -- the team many have ranked the highest from the ACC in the preseason polls -- only has one.

Here are Steele's full first teams for offense and defense, which he was kind enough to email me this morning:


QB Christian Ponder, Florida State
RB Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
RB Montel Harris, Boston College
WR Donovan Varner, Duke
WR Leonard Hankerson, Miami
WR Greg Little, North Carolina
TE George Bryan, NC State
C Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech
OG Rodney Hudson, Florida State
OG Thomas Claiborne, Boston College
OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
OT Orlando Franklin, Miami


DE Robert Quinn, North Carolina
DT Marvin Austin, North Carolina
DT Jarvis Jenkins, Clemson
DE Allen Bailey, Miami
LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College
LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland
LB Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
CB Brandon Harris, Miami
SS DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
FS Deunta Williams, North Carolina


K Matt Bosher, Miami
P Ryan Quigley, Boston College
KR Torrey Smith, Maryland
PR Greg Reid, Florida State