Media voted on the team during the league’s preseason gathering Sunday and Monday in Greensboro, N.C. Results (link here) were announced this morning.
Quarterback Tajh Boyd, a Phoebus High graduate, was among three Clemson players selected. He was first-team All-ACC in 2011 and ’12 and with 73 career touchdown passes is on target to break the conference record of 95 set by Philip Rivers at North Carolina State.
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Moses, a senior, has yet to make first- or second-team All-ACC, but is considered a high-caliber NFL prospect. He considered declaring for the draft after last season.
Reporters selected Moses over Clemson's Brandon Thomas, who was first-team All-ACC last season. But Moses was among the two Virginia players attending the preseason interview sessions, while Thomas was not, exposure that could explain the voting.
Another strange omission: Boston College receiver Alex Amidon was first-team last season but wasn't among the top four in balloting at his position Monday.
Six members of the preseason team earned first-team all-conference honors last December from media and/or coaches: Boyd, Tyler, North Carolina offensive tackle James Hurst, Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell, Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner and Duke punter Will Monday.
Florida State leads the team with six selections, followed by North Carolina's four. Duke, Miami and Wake Forest have two each, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia and Virginia Tech on apiece.
Syracuse and N.C. State were the only teams shut out.
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