LeRoy Hill Named First Team All-ACC

Clemson's LeRoy Hill was named as a first team All-ACC performer Monday afternoon. DT Donnell Washington, WR Derrick Hamilton and OL Greg Walker also earned All-Conference honors on the second team.

LeRy Hill was named to the first-team, while Donnell Washington, Gregory Walker and Derrick Hamilton were second-team selections according to the Associated Press, ACSMA All-ACC team released Monday. Hamilton was named second-team at wide receiver and as a specialist.

Hill led the Tigers in tackles with 133 and in tackles for loss with 25 this season. His tackle for loss total led the ACC and ranked in the top three in the nation. He finished the season with 15 tackles and five tackles for loss in the Tigers 63-17 win over South Carolina last Saturday. Hill is a candidate for ACC Defensive Player of the Year, which will be announced next week. The native of Haddock, GA also had three interceptions and a fumble recovery.

He led the Tigers in tackles in six of the 12 games this season.

Hamilton was named second team wide receiver and return specialist. The native of Dillon, SC had 10 touchdown receptions this year, an all-time Clemson single season record. He also led the team in receiving yards with 957 and had 57 total catches, a 16.8 average. He ranked eighth in the ACC in receptions per game and is fourth in reception yards per game. As a return specialist, Hamilton had a 35-yard average in kickoff returns and ranked seventh in punt return average.

Walker, a graduate student from Sumter, SC, was a second-team selection at guard this year. A starter in every game the last two years, he was a big reason Clemson ranks second in the ACC in total offense with a 422.2 average, second highest per game average in Clemson history. He had an 85 percent average grade for the year and was Clemson's highest graded lineman in four games this past season.

Washington led Clemson's defensive linemen with 55 tackles this season. He had eight in the win over Duke, the first time since 1997 that a defensive linemen led the Tigers in tackles in a game. He also had nine tackles for loss and 25 quarterback pressures to lead defensive line in both categories.

Charlie Whitehurst (QB), Justin Miller (CB), Jamaal Fudge (ROV), John Leake (LB), Kevin Youngblood (WR) and Cedric Johnson (OT) were all honorable mention All-ACC selections.

First-team Offense
QB Philip Rivers N.C. State (126)
RB Chris Douglas Duke (103)
RB P.J. Daniels Georgia Tech (100)
WR Jerricho Cotchery N.C. State (119)
WR Craphonso Thorpe Florida St. (94)
TE Heath Miller Virginia (109)
OL Alex Barron Florida St. (105)
OL Sean Locklear N.C. State (89)
OL C.J. Brooks Maryland (83)
OL Tyson Clabo Wake Forest (82)
C Hugh Reilly Georgia Tech (74)
PK Nick Novak Maryland (83)
SP Steve Suter Maryland (47)
Second-team Offense
QB Matt Schaub Virginia (26)
RB Chris Barclay Wake Forest (81)
RB Wali Lundy Virginia (33)
WR Jonathan Smith Georgia Tech (67)
WR Derrick Hamilton Clemson (39)
TE Jeff Dugan Maryland (29)
OL Mark Moroz Wake Forest (77)
OL Gregory Walker Clemson (71)
OL Elton Brown Virginia (73)
OL Jeb Terry North Carolina (49)
C David Castillo Florida St. (42)
PK Connor Hughes Virginia (81)
SP Derrick Hamilton Clemson (44)
First-team Defense
DL Darnell Dockett Florida St. (114)
DL Eric Henderson Georgia Tech (102)
DL Randy Starks Maryland (101)
DL Matt Zielinski Duke (82)
LB Keyaron Fox Georgia Tech (97)
LB Michael Boulware Florida St. (96)
LB Leroy Hill Clemson (90)
DB James Butler Georgia Tech (91)
DB Stanford Samuels Florida St. (84)
DB Eric King Wake Forest (69)
DB Andre Maddox N.C. State (64)
P Ryan Plackemeier Wake Forest (117)
Second-team Defense
DL Eric Moore Florida St. (81)
DL Chris Canty Virginia (72)
DL Kevin Eli Maryland (63)
DL Donnell Washington Clemson (61)
LB D'Qwell Jackson Maryland (65)
LB Ryan Fowler Duke (51)
LB Pat Thomas N.C. State (44)
DB Dexter Reid North Carolina (63)
DB Domonique Foxworth Maryland (59)
DB Madieu Williams Maryland (55)
DB Terrell Smith Duke (48)
P Adam Podlesh Maryland (49)

HONORABLE MENTION (20 or more points) OFFENSE: Charlie Whitehurst, QB, Clemson (25); Jarwarski Pollock, WR, North Carolina, (26); Kevin Youngblood, WR, Clemson (22); J.P. Foschi, TE, Georgia Tech (25) T.J. Williams, TE, N.C. State (23); Matt Meinrod, OL, Florida St., (46); Cedric Johnson. OL, Clemson (21); Leroy Harris, OL, N.C. State (21); Willie McNeill, OL, North Carolina, (20); Kyle Schmitt, C, Maryland (31); Jed Paulsen, C, N.C. State (26). DEFENSE: John McCargo, DL, N.C. State, (23); Travis Parker, DL, Georgia Tech (21); Darryl Blackstock, LB, Virginia (35); Daryl Smith, LB, Georgia Tech (31); John Leake, LB, Clemson (25); Justin Miller, DB, Clemson (45); Jamal Fudge, DB, Clemson (35); Curome Cox, DB (31), Maryland; Jerome Carter, DB, Florida St (29); Dennard Wilson, DB, Maryland (28); Jamaine Winborne, DB, Virginia (21); Michael Waddell, SP, North Carolina (41).

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