11 Virginia Tech football players were named first or second team All-ACC on
Monday, which is the highest number for any ACC team since expansion. Three of
them were named First Team All-ACC. Two others were named to the Honorable
Tech’s All-ACC Players
No other ACC team since expansion has ever had 11 players make first or second
team All-ACC. The 2002 Maryland Terrapins had 11 players on first or second
team, but there were only nine teams in the ACC at the time.
BC running back Montel Harris was the only unanimous selection. Tech
cornerback Jayron Hosley was close, garnering 112 of a possible 122 points.
Placekicker Chris Hazley had 100 points, beating out Duke kicker Will Snyderwine
(38 points) by a wide margin.
In somewhat of a surprise, the race for First Team All-ACC quarterback was
very close. Tyrod Taylor finished with 77 points, and NC State’s Russell Wilson
was just behind him with 75 points.
ACC Coach of the Year and ACC Player of the Year awards will be announced
later this week.
Malcolm Delaney Named ACC Player of the Week
Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney was named ACC Player of the Week after a
very impressive showing in the 76 Classic over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Delaney averaged 21 points and four assists per game in three contests
against Cal State Northridge, Oklahoma State and UNLV. He shot 54.5% from the
field during those three games. His Sunday night game against UNLV was his best
day. The senior scored 30 points on 9-of-14 shooting, including 7-of-9 from
Delaney’s seven three-pointers against UNLV tied a career high. For the
season, he is averaging 21.3 points per game. He is shooting 48.6% from the
field (up 10% from last season), 45.7% from three-point range (up 15% from last
year) and 87.5% from the free throw line (up 3% from last year).