Miller, Henry, Elliott Earn Academic Honors

Fourteen players who earned first or second team All-Conference honors this past season also secured spots on the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic football team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.

To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

The league's past two ACC Players of the Year -- NC State's Philip Rivers (2003) and Virginia's Matt Schaub (2002) -- and P.J. Daniels, the ACC's leading rusher this past season with 1,447 yards, are among the league's academic honorees as are two players who earned All-America recognition this past season -- Florida State linebacker Michael Boulware and Virginia placekicker Connor Hughes. Other first or second team All-ACC selections named were Duke's Chris Douglas, Florida State's David Castillo, Georgia Tech's, Eric Henderson and James Butler, Maryland's Nick Novak, Steve Suter, Jeff Dugan and Adam Podlesh and Virginia's Hughes and Chris Canty.

Duke's Chris Douglas, the league's third-leading rusher last fall with 1,138 yards and a three-time All-ACC Academic team selection, heads up a list of 12 players that are repeaters from last year's All-Academic team. Other repeaters from the 2002 team are Clemson's William Henry, Duke's Drew Strojny, Florida State's Boulware, Maryland's Novak and Suter, North Carolina's Doug Justice and Jeb Terry, NC State's Austin Herbert, Virginia's Schaub, Wake's Brad White and Quintin Williams.

2003 All-ACC Academic Football Team


OBP.J. Daniels, So., GaT3.00Management
OBDarian Durant, Jr., UNC3.06African American History
OBChris Douglas, Sr., Duke3.85Computer Science
OBGreg Jones, Sr., FSU3.15Sport Management
OBPhilip Rivers, Sr., NCS3.00Business
OBMatt Schaub, Sr., UVa3.53Professional Development
WRNate Curry, Jr., GaT3.50Building Construction
WRTony Elliott, Gr., Clem.3.75Engineering
WRRyan Sawyer, Sr., UVa3.43Professional Development
TEJeff Dugan, Sr., Md.3.70Finance
TEJohn Paul Foschi, Sr., GaT3.25Building Construction
OLJason Brown, JR., UNC3.08Communications
OLDavid Castillo, Jr., FSU3.48*Biological Sciences
OLWilliam Henry, Gr., Clem.3.67*Human Resource Dev.
OLMatt Meinrod, So., FSU3.00undecided
OLChristian Mitchell, Jr., Duke3.43Economics
OLJed Paulsen, So., NCS3.00Technology Education
OLKyle Schmitt, Jr., Md.3.25History
OLDrew Strojny, Sr., Duke3.00Philosophy
OLJeb Terry, Sr., UNC3.25*Business
PKConnor Hughes, So., UVa3.08undecided
PKAdam Kiker, Sr., NCS3.80*Aerospace Engineering
PKNick Novak, Jr.., Md.3.43*Kinesiological Sciences
SPSteve Suter, Jr., Md.3.24Criminal Justice


DLPhillip Alexander, Jr., Duke3.10Public Policy Studies
DLChris Canty, Jr., UVa3.00African American Studies
DLC.J. Feldheim, Sr., Md.3.75Economics
DLEric Henderson, So., GaT3.00Management
DLGerris Wilkinson, So., GaT3.20Management
LBGiuseppe Aquanno, Jr., Duke3.26*Public Policy Studies
LBAllen Augustin, Sr., FSU3.17Public Administration
LBMichael Boulware, Sr., FSU3.68Sport Management
LBDoug Justice, So., UNC3.34*Communications
LBBrad White, Jr., WF3.32*Analytical Finance
DBJames Butler, Jr., GaT3.00Building Construction
DBMarcus Hamilton, Fr., UVa3.60undecided
DBBryant McFadden, Jr., FSU3.09*Art
DBJustin Miller, So., Clem.3.00Sport Management
DBLamont Reid, Jr., NCS3.17Sport Management
DBChris Reis, So., GaT3.26*Management
DBKenneth Stanford, Jr., Duke3.10Economics
DBDennard Wilson, Sr., Md.3.00Communications
DBQuintin Williams, Sr., WF3.22*English
PAustin Herbert, Sr., NCS3.58Business
PAdam Podlesh, Fr., Md.3.11*General Business
PHal Higgins, Sr., GaT3.67*Management
LSRyan Childress, Sr., UVa3.75Professional Development Top Stories