2007 All-ACC Football Teams Announced

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The 2007 All-ACC football teams were announced on Monday afternoon, and seven
Virginia Tech players made the list. Some were clearly obvious, and some were a
surprise.

Only one offensive player made the cut for First or Second Team All-ACC. That
was offensive tackle Duane Brown. Here is a look at the top offensive players in
the ACC, as voted by the ACC media.

All-ACC
Offense
 

First
Team
Second
Team
Position Name School Name School
QB Matt Ryan Boston College Cullen Harper Clemson
RB Tashard Choice Georgia Tech Andre Callender Boston College
RB James Davis Clemson Josh Adams Wake Forest
WR Aaron Kelly Clemson Hakeen Nicks UNC
WR Kenneth Moore Wake Forest Eron Riley Duke
TE Ryan Purvis Boston College Tom Santi Virginia
OT Barry Richardson Clemson Duane Brown Virginia Tech
OT Andrew Gardner Georgia Tech Gosder Cherilus Boston College
OG Branden Albert Virginia Andrew Crummey Maryland
OG Chris McDuffie Clemson Rodney Hudson and Derrick Morse Florida State (Hudson) and Miami (Morse)
C Steve Justice Wake Forest Kevin Tuminello Georgia Tech

Although Virginia Tech’s offense got on a roll to end the season, they
couldn’t do enough to make up for the bad play in the early to middle parts of
the season.

The Hokies had a few more players to make the list on defense.

All-ACC
Defense
 

First
Team
Second
Team
Position Name School Name School

DE

Chris Long

Virginia

Hilee Taylor

UNC

DE

Chris Ellis

Virginia Tech

Darrell Robertson

Georgia Tech

DT

Vance Walker

Georgia Tech

Barry Booker

Virginia Tech

DT

Dre Moore

Maryland

Kentwan Balmer

UNC

LB

Erin Henderson

Maryland

Durell Mapp

UNC

LB

Xavier Adibi

Virginia Tech

Aaron Curry

Wake Forest

LB

Geno Hayes

Florida State

Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Phillip Wheeler

Boston College (Dunbar) and Georgia Tech (Wheeler)

CB

Alphonso Smith

Wake Forest

DeJuan Tribble

Boston College

CB

Macho Harris

Virginia Tech

Brandon Flowers

Virginia Tech

S

Jamie Silva

Boston College

Michael Hamlin

Clemson

S

Kenny Phillips

Miami

DaJuan Morgan

NC State

Three Hokies made first team All-ACC defense. Chris Elllis, Xavier Adibi and
Macho Harris impressed the media enough to earn the spots, but there is an odd
absence. Brandon Flowers was just as good this season as last season, if not
better, yet he did not make First Team All-ACC this year. He even posted more
interceptions this year (5) than last year (3).

Barry Booker was a second team All-ACC defensive tackle. He dominated the
Virginia offensive line in last Saturday’s win, which surely helped earn him
that spot. Because he missed four games recovering from wrist surgery, Vince
Hall did not make the cut for either first or second team. However, Maryland
offensive guard Andrew Crummey, who missed almost half the season with a torn
ACL, was selected Second Team All-ACC.

Virginia defensive end Chris Long was the only player who was a unanimous
selection. He is a virtual lock for ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Eddie Royal made the list as a specialist.

Specialists
 

First
Team
Second
Team
Position Name School Name School

K

Travis Bell

Georgia Tech

Gary Cismesia

Florida State

P

Durant Brooks

Georgia Tech

Ryan Weigand

Virginia

Returner

Eddie Royal

Virginia Tech

Darrell Blackman

NC State

Royal is the ACC’s all-time leader in punt return yardage. Georgia Tech
obviously had the best kicking talent in the ACC with Travis Bell and Durant
Brooks.

Three more Hokies earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors. They are:
defensive tackle Carlton Powell, linebacker Vince Hall, and free safety D.J.
Parker.

Georgia Tech led the conference with eight All-ACC selections, while Virginia
Tech and Boston College had seven each. Clemson had six, while Wake Forest had
five.

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